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Bushfire ADVICE for Nanutarra Munjina Road in the Shire of Ashburton

1 hour 57 min ago
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE remains in place for people travelling along Nanutarra Munjina Road, between Paraburdoo Road and Nameless Valley Drive, in the Shire of Ashburton. Content:

ALERT LEVEL:
A bushfire ADVICE remains in place for people travelling along Nanutarra Munjina Road, between Paraburdoo Road and Nameless Valley Drive, in the Shire of Ashburton.
• There is no threat to lives or homes.
• Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
• The fire is burning in inacessible terrain on the southern side of Nanutarra Munjina Road.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
• The bushfire is moving slowly in a north westerly direction.
• It is out of control and unpredictable.

WHAT TO DO:
• Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
• Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
• Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.

ROAD CLOSURES:
No roads are closed.

Avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
Western Turner mine site emergency response crews will continue to monitor the fire. DFES is monitoring the fire remotely.

EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The incident was reported on 18 October 2014.
• Approximately 10,000 hectares have been burnt.
• The cause of the fire is lightning.
• The Shire of Ashburton is managing the fire.

KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.dfes.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa or listen to news bulletins.

The next update will be provided by 11am tomorrow, Friday 24 October, unless the situation changes.

Publication Time: 23/10/2014 3:45 PM

Bushfire ADVICE for Neerabup Lake in the City of Wanneroo

2 hours 22 min ago
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE remains for people bounded by Wanneroo Road, south of Wattle Avenue, north of Flynn Drive and west of Mather Drive near Neerabup Lake in the City of Wanneroo. Content:

A bushfire ADVICE remains for people bounded by Wanneroo Road, south of Wattle Avenue, north of Flynn Drive and west of Mather Drive near Neerabup Lake in the City of Wanneroo.

• There is no threat to lives or homes but there is a lot of smoke in the area.
• Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
• The fire is burning in bushland surrounding Neerabup Lake.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
• The bushfire is stationary.
• The fire is burning in peat, which is a build-up of decaying plant matter that forms in wetlands, and because peat burns underground it can be difficult to extinguish.
• It is contained but not under control.

WHAT TO DO:
• Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
• Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
• Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
• Read through your bushfire survival plan.
• If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.

ROAD CLOSURES:
No roads are closed.
Avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
Up to sixty volunteer firefighters from the Wanneroo, East Swan, Gosnells, Muchea and Quinns Rocks Bush Fire Brigades and the Bullsbrook Volunteer Fire Service are actively fighting the fire.

EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The incident was reported at 1.11pm on Tuesday 21 October 2014.
• The cause of the fire is a lightning strike.
• It has burnt approximately three hectares.
• The City of Wanneroo is managing the fire.

KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.dfes.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa or listen to news bulletins.

The next update will be provided by 4pm today, Thursday 23 October 2014 unless the situation changes.

Publication Time: 23/10/2014 3:21 PM

Bushfire ADVICE for Nanutarra Munjina Road in the Shire of Ashburton

6 hours 50 min ago
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE remains in place for people travelling along Nanutarra Munjina Road, between Paraburdoo Road and Nameless Valley Drive, in the Shire of Ashburton. Content:

ALERT LEVEL:
A bushfire ADVICE remains in place for people travelling along Nanutarra Munjina Road, between Paraburdoo Road and Nameless Valley Drive, in the Shire of Ashburton.
• There is no threat to lives or homes.
• Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
• The fire is burning in inacessible terrain on the southern side of Nanutarra Munjina Road.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
• The bushfire is moving slowly in a south easterly direction.
• It is out of control and unpredictable.

WHAT TO DO:
• Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
• Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
• Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.

ROAD CLOSURES:
No roads are closed.

Avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
Western Turner mine site emergency response crews will continue to monitor the fire. DFES is monitoring the fire remotely.

EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The incident was reported on 18 October 2014 and approximately 9,200 hectares have been burnt.
• The cause of the fire is lightning.
• The Shire of Ashburton is managing the fire.

KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.dfes.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa or listen to news bulletins.

The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.

Publication Time: 23/10/2014 10:50 AM

Bushfire ALL CLEAR for the eastern and south-eastern part of Purnululu National Park in the Shire of Halls Creek

6 hours 52 min ago
Category: Fire Alert Summary: An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for the eastern and south-eastern part of Purnululu National Park in the Shire of Halls Creek. Content:   The following alert has been issued by the Department of Parks and Wildlife    An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for the eastern and south-eastern part of Purnululu National Park in the Shire of Halls Creek.     The bushfire, which was burning between the Bungle Bungle Range and the Ord River, is under control.   ROAD CLOSURES: No roads are closed. Avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site     RECREATION SITE CLOSURES Purnululu National Park has been re-opened.   WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:   Firefighters will continue to monitor the area.   EXTRA INFORMATION:
  • The fire was reported at 4pm Wednesday 15 October 2014 . 
  • It has burnt through approximately 50,000   
  • The cause of the fire is lightning.    
  • The Department of Parks and Wildlife is managing the fire.   
        No further updates will be issued.        

Publication Time: 23/10/2014 10:40 AM Expiration Time: 23/10/2014 5:00 PM

Bushfire ADVICE for Neerabup Lake in the City of Wanneroo

7 hours 32 min ago
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE remains for people bounded by Wanneroo Road, south of Wattle Avenue, north of Flynn Drive and west of Mather Drive near Neerabup Lake in the City of Wanneroo. Content:

A bushfire ADVICE remains for people bounded by Wanneroo Road, south of Wattle Avenue, north of Flynn Drive and west of Mather Drive near Neerabup Lake in the City of Wanneroo.

• There is no threat to lives or homes but there is a lot of smoke in the area.
• Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
• The fire is burning in bushland surrounding Neerabup Lake.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
• The bushfire is stationary.
• The fire is burning in peat, which is a build-up of decaying plant matter that forms in wetlands, and because peat burns underground it can be difficult to extinguish.
• It is contained but not under control.

WHAT TO DO:
• Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
• Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
• Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
• Read through your bushfire survival plan.
• If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.

ROAD CLOSURES:
No roads are closed.

Avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
Up to sixty volunteer firefighters from the Wanneroo, East Swan, Gosnells, Muchea and Quinns Rocks Bush Fire Brigades and the Bullsbrook Volunteer Fire Service are actively fighting the fire.

EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The incident was reported at 1.11pm on Tuesday 21 October 2014.
• The cause of the fire is a lightning strike.
• It has burnt approximately three hectares.
• The City of Wanneroo is managing the fire.

KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.dfes.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa or listen to news bulletins.

The next update will be provided by 4pm today, Thursday 23 October 2014 unless the situation changes.

Publication Time: 23/10/2014 10:10 AM

Cancellation of severe thunderstorm warning from Windy Harbour to Corrigin to Esperance

Wed, 22/10/2014 - 11:36pm
Category: Storm Alert Summary: As at 10.51pm on 22 October 2014 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the severe thunderstorm warning for people in parts of WA south of a line from Windy Harbour to Corrigin to Hyden to Salmon Gums to Esperance has been cancelled. Content:

As at 10.51pm on 22 October 2014 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the severe thunderstorm warning for people in parts of WA south of a line from Windy Harbour to Corrigin to Hyden to Salmon Gums to Esperance has been cancelled.

This includes people in, near or between Katanning and Albany and surrounding areas.

Thunderstorms are continuing in this region and although gusty winds and heavy showers are possible, severe thunderstorms are no longer expected.

To date, DFES State Emergency Service (SES) has received minimal calls for assistance.

IMPORTANT NUMBERS:
• If your home has been badly damaged by storm call the SES on 132 500
• In a life threatening situation call 000
• For the latest weather information visit www.bom.gov.au call 1300 659 210

After a storm SES volunteers make temporary repairs to homes that have been badly damaged, such as roofs that have been ripped off or large fallen trees on homes and cars. Please contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.

No further updates will be issued.

Publication Time: 22/10/2014 11:35 PM Expiration Time: 23/10/2014 11:00 AM

Continue to take action with thunderstorms from Manjimup to Corrigin to Bremer Bay

Wed, 22/10/2014 - 6:57pm
Category: Storm Alert Summary: If you live in parts of WA south of a line from Manjimup to Corrigin to Southern Cross to Bremer Bay you need to continue to take action and stay safe with thunderstorms this evening. Content:

If you live in parts of WA south of a line from Manjimup to Corrigin to Southern Cross to Bremer Bay you need to continue to take action and stay safe with thunderstorms this evening.

This includes people in, near and between Katanning and Albany and surrounding areas.

The warning for areas to the west, including Narrogin, Bridgetown and Southern Cross, has been cancelled.

This is not unusual weather for this time of year but could damage homes and make travel dangerous.

WHAT TO DO:
DFES has these tips to help you and your family stay safe:
• Close your curtains and blinds, and stay inside away from windows.
• Unplug electrical appliances and avoid using landline telephones if there is lightning.
• If caught outside find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and streams.
• If there is flooding, create your own sandbags by using pillow cases filled with sand and place them around doorways to protect your home.
• If boating, swimming or surfing leave the water.

IF DRIVING:
• Do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
• Slow down, turn your lights on and keep a safe distance from other drivers.
• Be alert and watch for hazards on the road such as fallen powerlines and loose debris.
• If it is raining heavily and you cannot see, pull over and park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears.
• Be careful driving on gravel roads as surfaces will be slippery and muddy and vehicles could become bogged.    

THUNDERSTORM DETAILS:
As at 6.20pm on Wednesday 22 October 2014 the Bureau of Meteorology advises radar and satellite imagery showed shower and thunderstorm activity along a surface trough that lies through the warning area. Some of these thunderstorms are likely to be severe. 
 
Thunderstorms are expected to extend further east this evening as the surface trough moves eastwards and may affect Albany within the next hour. Thunderstorm activity will ease overnight.
 
Storms may be accompanied by:
• Dangerous winds
• Large hail
• Heavy rainfall which may lead to flash flooding.

IMPORTANT NUMBERS:
 
• If your home has been badly damaged by a storm call the SES on 132 500.
• In a life threatening situation call 000. 
• For the latest weather information visit www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 213.  

After a storm State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers make temporary repairs to homes that have been badly damaged, such as roofs that have been ripped off or large fallen trees on homes and cars. Please contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.

KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.dfes.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa or listen to news bulletins.

Publication Time: 22/10/2014 6:50 PM

Continue to take action with the start of thunderstorms from Augusta to Bremer Bay to Mount Jackson

Wed, 22/10/2014 - 5:09pm
Category: Storm Alert Summary: If you live in parts of WA south of a line from Augusta to Collie to Kellerberrin to Mount Jackson to Bremer Bay take action and stay safe with the start of thunderstorms. Content:

If you live in parts of WA south of a line from Augusta to Collie to Kellerberrin to Mount Jackson to Bremer Bay take action and stay safe with the start of thunderstorms.

This includes people in, near and between Southern Cross, Narrogin, Katanning, Bridgetown and Albany.

The warning for areas to the west, including York, has been cancelled.

This is not unusual weather for this time of year but could damage homes and make travel dangerous.

WHAT TO DO:
DFES has these tips to help you and your family stay safe:
• Close your curtains and blinds, and stay inside away from windows.
• Unplug electrical appliances and avoid using landline telephones if there is lightning.
• If caught outside find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and streams.
• If there is flooding, create your own sandbags by using pillow cases filled with sand and place them around doorways to protect your home.
• If boating, swimming or surfing leave the water.

IF DRIVING:
• Do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
• Slow down, turn your lights on and keep a safe distance from other drivers.
• Be alert and watch for hazards on the road such as fallen powerlines and loose debris.
• If it is raining heavily and you cannot see, pull over and park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears.
• Be careful driving on gravel roads as surfaces will be slippery and muddy and vehicles could become bogged.

THUNDERSTORM DETAILS:
As at 4.43pm on Wednesday 22 October 2014 the Bureau of Meteorology advises a radar and satellite imagery showed shower and thunderstorm activity along a surface trough over western parts of the warning area in the vicinity of Manjimup, Katanning and Narrogin. Some of these thunderstorms are likely to be severe.

Thunderstorms are expected to extend further east this evening as the surface trough moves eastwards and may affect Albany after 6pm.

Storms may be accompanied by
• Dangerous winds
• Large hail
• Heavy rainfall which may lead to flash flooding.

Storms could cause significant damage to homes and property.

IMPORTANT NUMBERS:
• If your home has been badly damaged by a storm call the SES on 132 500.
• In a life threatening situation call 000.
• For the latest weather information visit www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 213.

After a storm State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers make temporary repairs to homes that have been badly damaged, such as roofs that have been ripped off or large fallen trees on homes and cars. Please contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.

KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.dfes.wa.gov.au , call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa or listen to news bulletins.

Publication Time: 22/10/2014 5:07 PM
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