EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings

Storm - Take Action Now for South West, Lower South West, Great Southern, Perth Metropolitan

Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the South West, Lower South West, Great Southern, Perth Metropolitan Content:

The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).


Time of issue: 10:56 PM
Date of issue: 26 June 2019


Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the South West, Lower South West, Great Southern, Perth Metropolitan

If you live in the South West and parts of Lower West, South Coastal and Great Southern districts you should take action and stay safe with severe weather to come.

Locations which may be affected include Albany, Bunbury, Busselton, Katanning, Mandurah, Manjimup, Margaret River, Mount Barker, Narrogin and Perth.

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

WHAT TO DO:

DFES advises you to:

  • If outside find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and streams.
  • Close your curtains and blinds, and stay inside away from windows.
  • Unplug electrical appliances and avoid using landline telephones if there is lightning.
  • 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.

  • Take care in areas that have been flooded and be careful driving on gravel roads as surfaces will be slippery and muddy, and vehicles could become bogged.

People are being urged to do what they can to help themselves, if it is safe to do so, before calling the SES for assistance


WEATHER DETAILS:

At 26/06/2019 22:44:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a strong cold front is currently moving across the South West Capes, and will extend over the southwest corner of WA early Thursday morning. A pool of cold unstable air will follow in wake of the front. Showers and thunderstorms associated with the cold front and pool of cold unstable air may produce damaging winds with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour that could cause damage to homes and property within the warning area late Wednesday evening and Thursday morning. Damaging winds are expected around the South West Capes and should extend to reach the Perth Metropolitan Area and Albany by 4am Thursday morning. Conditions are expected to ease by early Thursday afternoon. Showers and thunderstorms may produce moderate to heavy rainfall at times, particularly about the South West and Lower West districts. A combination of rising swell and strong to gale force winds will likely result in damaging surf conditions along the coast from late Wednesday which could cause significant beach erosion.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

Take extra care on the roads and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.

Road information may also be available by calling Main Roads WA on 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or your local Shire.


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.
  • State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers respond on a priority basis and people are asked to remain patient.


IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

  • If your home has been badly damaged by a storm, call the SES on 132 500
  • In a life threatening situation call 000

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 or cars. Please contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


END

Storm - Take Action Now for South West, Lower South West, Great Southern, Perth Metropolitan

Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the South West, Lower South West, Great Southern, Perth Metropolitan Content:

The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).


Time of issue: 08:54 PM
Date of issue: 26 June 2019


Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the South West, Lower South West, Great Southern, Perth Metropolitan

If you live in the South West and parts of Lower West, South Coastal and Great Southern districts you should take action and stay safe with severe weather to come.

Locations which may be affected include Albany, Bunbury, Busselton, Katanning, Mandurah, Manjimup, Margaret River, Mount Barker, Narrogin and Perth.

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

WHAT TO DO:

DFES advises you to:

  • If outside find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and streams.
  • Close your curtains and blinds, and stay inside away from windows.
  • Unplug electrical appliances and avoid using landline telephones if there is lightning.
  • 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.

  • Take care in areas that have been flooded and be careful driving on gravel roads as surfaces will be slippery and muddy, and vehicles could become bogged.

People are being urged to do what they can to help themselves, if it is safe to do so, before calling the SES for assistance


WEATHER DETAILS:

At 26/06/2019 20:08:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a second strong cold front and pool of cold unstable air is approaching from the west and will reach the South West Capes late on Wednesday evening, and move over the southwest corner of WA Thursday morning. Showers and thunderstorms associated with the cold front and pool of cold unstable air may produce damaging winds with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour that could cause damage to homes and property within the warning area late Wednesday evening and Thursday morning. Damaging winds are expected to redevelop tonight from about 11pm around the South West Capes and extend to reach the Perth Metropolitan Area and Albany by 4am Thursday morning. Conditions are expected to ease by early Thursday afternoon. Showers and thunderstorms may produce moderate to heavy rainfall at times, particularly about the South West and Lower West districts. A combination of rising swell and strong to gale force winds will likely result in damaging surf conditions along the coast from late Wednesday which could cause significant beach erosion.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

Take extra care on the roads and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.

Road information may also be available by calling Main Roads WA on 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or your local Shire.


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.
  • State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers respond on a priority basis and people are asked to remain patient.


IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

  • If your home has been badly damaged by a storm, call the SES on 132 500
  • In a life threatening situation call 000

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 or cars. Please contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


END

Storm - Take Action Now for South West, Lower South West, Great Southern, Perth Metropolitan

Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the South West, Lower South West, Great Southern, Perth Metropolitan Content:

The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).


Time of issue: 05:05 PM
Date of issue: 26 June 2019


Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the South West, Lower South West, Great Southern, Perth Metropolitan

If you live in the South West and parts of Lower West, South Coastal and Great Southern districts you should take action and stay safe with severe weather to come.

Locations which may be affected include Albany, Bunbury, Busselton, Katanning, Mandurah, Manjimup, Margaret River, Mount Barker, Narrogin and Perth.

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

WHAT TO DO:

DFES advises you to:

  • If outside find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and streams.
  • Close your curtains and blinds, and stay inside away from windows.
  • Unplug electrical appliances and avoid using landline telephones if there is lightning.
  • 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.

  • Take care in areas that have been flooded and be careful driving on gravel roads as surfaces will be slippery and muddy, and vehicles could become bogged.

People are being urged to do what they can to help themselves, if it is safe to do so, before calling the SES for assistance


WEATHER DETAILS:

At 26/06/2019 16:49:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a strong cold front is currently located near Perth to Albany. A second strong cold front should reach the South West Capes late on Wednesday evening. Showers and thunderstorms associated with the cold fronts may produce damaging winds with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour that could cause damage to homes and property within the warning area Wednesday evening and Thursday morning. Damaging winds are more likely to occur until 7pm this evening with the passage of the first front and then redevelop tonight from about 11pm around the South West Capes with the passage of the second front. Damaging winds with the second from will extend through the remainder of the warning area through Thursday morning. Showers and thunderstorms may produce moderate to heavy rainfall at times, particularly about the South West and Lower West districts. A combination of rising swell and strong to gale force winds will likely result in damaging surf conditions along the coast from late Wednesday which could cause significant beach erosion.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

Take extra care on the roads and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.

Road information may also be available by calling Main Roads WA on 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or your local Shire.


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.
  • State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers respond on a priority basis and people are asked to remain patient.


IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

  • If your home has been badly damaged by a storm, call the SES on 132 500
  • In a life threatening situation call 000

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 or cars. Please contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


END

Storm - Take Action Now for South West, Lower South West, Great Southern, Perth Metropolitan

Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the South West, Lower South West, Great Southern, Perth Metropolitan Content:

The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).


Time of issue: 01:48 PM
Date of issue: 26 June 2019


Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the South West, Lower South West, Great Southern, Perth Metropolitan

If you live in the South West and parts of Lower West, South Coastal and Great Southern districts you should take action and stay safe with severe weather to come.

Locations which may be affected include Albany, Bunbury, Busselton, Katanning, Mandurah, Manjimup, Margaret River, Mount Barker, Narrogin and Perth.

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

WHAT TO DO:

DFES advises you to:

  • If outside find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and streams.
  • Close your curtains and blinds, and stay inside away from windows.
  • Unplug electrical appliances and avoid using landline telephones if there is lightning.
  • 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.

  • Take care in areas that have been flooded and be careful driving on gravel roads as surfaces will be slippery and muddy, and vehicles could become bogged.

People are being urged to do what they can to help themselves, if it is safe to do so, before calling the SES for assistance


WEATHER DETAILS:

At 26/06/2019 13:42:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a strong cold front is located near Busselton to Walpole and is expected to be near the Perth Metropolitan area and Albany late this afternoon. Showers and thunderstorms associated with the front may produce DAMAGING WINDS with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour that could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY southwest of a line from Bunbury to Albany. This will extend to be southwest of a line from Yanchep to Narrogin to Katanning to Albany by 5pm Wednesday afternoon. Showers and thunderstorms may produce moderate to heavy rainfall at times, particularly about the South West and Lower West districts. Strong, squally conditions will persist overnight Wednesday and into Thursday with the passage of a pool of cold air over the southwest of the state behind the front. A combination of rising swell and strong to gale force winds will likely result in DAMAGING SURF CONDITIONS along the coast from late Wednesday which could cause SIGNIFICANT BEACH EROSION. Cape Leeuwin reported a 100 kilometre per hour gust at 12:42 pm Australian Western Standard Time.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

Take extra care on the roads and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.

Road information may also be available by calling Main Roads WA on 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or your local Shire.


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.
  • State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers respond on a priority basis and people are asked to remain patient.


IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

  • If your home has been badly damaged by a storm, call the SES on 132 500
  • In a life threatening situation call 000

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 or cars. Please contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


END

Storm - Take Action Now for South West, Lower South West, Great Southern, Perth Metropolitan

Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the South West, Lower South West, Great Southern, Perth Metropolitan Content:

The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).


Time of issue: 10:56 AM
Date of issue: 26 June 2019


Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the South West, Lower South West, Great Southern, Perth Metropolitan

If you live in the South West and parts of Lower West, South Coastal and Great Southern districts you should take action and stay safe with severe weather to come.

Locations which may be affected include Albany, Bunbury, Busselton, Katanning, Mandurah, Manjimup, Margaret River, Mount Barker, Narrogin and Perth.

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

WHAT TO DO:

DFES advises you to:

  • If outside find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and streams.
  • Close your curtains and blinds, and stay inside away from windows.
  • Unplug electrical appliances and avoid using landline telephones if there is lightning.
  • 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.

  • Take care in areas that have been flooded and be careful driving on gravel roads as surfaces will be slippery and muddy, and vehicles could become bogged.

People are being urged to do what they can to help themselves, if it is safe to do so, before calling the SES for assistance


WEATHER DETAILS:

At 26/06/2019 10:47:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a strong cold front is located near the South West Capes and is expected to be near the Perth Metropolitan area and Albany in the mid to late afternoon. Showers and thunderstorms associated with the front may produce DAMAGING WINDS with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour that could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY southwest of a line from Busselton to Albany. This will extend to be southwest of a line from Yanchep to Narrogin to Katanning to Albany by 4pm Wednesday afternoon. Showers and thunderstorms may produce moderate to heavy rainfall at times, particularly about the South West and Lower West districts. Strong, squally conditions will persist overnight Wednesday and into Thursday with the passage of a pool of cold air over the southwest of the state behind the front. A combination of rising swell and strong to gale force winds will likely result in DAMAGING SURF CONDITIONS along the coast from late Wednesday which could cause SIGNIFICANT BEACH EROSION.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

Take extra care on the roads and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.

Road information may also be available by calling Main Roads WA on 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or your local Shire.


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.
  • State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers respond on a priority basis and people are asked to remain patient.


IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

  • If your home has been badly damaged by a storm, call the SES on 132 500
  • In a life threatening situation call 000

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 or cars. Please contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


END

Storm - Take Action Now for South West, Lower South West, Great Southern, Perth Metropolitan

Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the South West, Lower South West, Great Southern, Perth Metropolitan Content:

The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).


Time of issue: 07:04 AM
Date of issue: 26 June 2019


Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the South West, Lower South West, Great Southern, Perth Metropolitan

If you live in the South West and parts of Lower West, South Coastal and Great Southern districts you should take action and stay safe with severe weather to come.

Locations which may be affected include Albany, Bunbury, Busselton, Katanning, Mandurah, Manjimup, Margaret River, Mount Barker, Narrogin and Perth.

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

WHAT TO DO:

DFES advises you to:

  • If outside find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and streams.
  • Close your curtains and blinds, and stay inside away from windows.
  • Unplug electrical appliances and avoid using landline telephones if there is lightning.
  • 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.

People are being urged to do what they can to help themselves, if it is safe to do so, before calling the SES for assistance


WEATHER DETAILS:

At 26/06/2019 05:07:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a strong cold front is approaching from the west and is expected to reach the South West Capes Wednesday morning and the Perth Metropolitan area and Albany in the mid to late afternoon. Showers and thunderstorms associated with the front may produce damaging winds with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour that could cause damage to homes and property southwest of a line from Busselton to Albany by 10am Wednesday morning. This will extend to be southwest of a line from Yanchep to Narrogin to Katanning to Albany by 4pm Wednesday afternoon. Showers and thunderstorms may produce moderate to heavy rainfall at times, particularly about the South West and Lower West districts.A combination of rising swell and strong to gale force winds will likely result in damaging surf conditions along the coast from late Wednesday which could cause significant beach erosion.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

Take extra care on the roads and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.

Road information may also be available by calling Main Roads WA on 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or your local Shire.


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.


IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

  • If your home has been badly damaged by a storm, call the SES on 132 500
  • In a life threatening situation call 000

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 or cars. Please contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


END

Storm - Get Ready for South West, Lower South West, Perth Metropolitan, Great Southern

Category: Storm Alert Summary: Get ready now for severe weather in parts of the South West, Lower South West, Perth Metropolitan, Great Southern Content:

The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).


Time of issue: 11:11 PM
Date of issue: 25 June 2019

Get ready now for severe weather in parts of the South West, Lower South West, Perth Metropolitan, Great Southern

If you live in the South West and parts of Lower West, South Coastal and Great Southern districts you need to get ready now for the severe weather coming early tomorrow morning.

Locations which may be affected include Albany, Bunbury, Busselton, Katanning, Mandurah, Manjimup, Margaret River, Mount Barker, Narrogin and Perth.

This weather is not unusual 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 get ready now: 

  • Store or weigh down loose objects around your home like outdoor furniture that could be picked up and thrown by strong winds, causing damage or injury
  • Ensure your emergency kit is complete including a battery operated radio, torch, spare batteries and first aid kit
  • Ensure pets and animals are in a safe area
  • Move vehicles under cover
  • Boat owners should securely moor their boats
  • Campers should find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and streams
  • Unplug electrical appliances and avoid using landline telephone if there is lightning.

If you are away from home contact family or friends to prepare your property


WEATHER DETAILS:

At 25/06/2019 22:52:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a strong cold front is approaching from the west and is expected to reach the South West Capes Wednesday morning and the Perth Metropolitan area and Albany in the mid to late afternoon. Showers and thunderstorms associated with the front may produce damaging winds with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour that could cause damage to homes and property southwest of a line from Busselton to Albany by 8am Wednesday morning. This will extend to be southwest of a line from Yanchep to Narrogin to Katanning to Albany by 4pm Wednesday afternoon. Showers and thunderstorms may produce moderate to heavy rainfall at times, particularly about the South West and Lower West districts.A combination of rising swell and strong to gale force winds will likely result in damaging surf conditions along the coast from late Wednesday which could cause significant beach erosion.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

Take extra care on the roads and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.

Road information may also be available by calling Main Roads WA on 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or your local Shire.


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.


IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

  • If your home has been badly damaged by a storm, call the SES on 132 500
  • In a life threatening situation call 000

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 or cars. Please contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


END

Storm - Get Ready for South West, Lower South West, Perth Metropolitan, Great Southern

Category: Storm Alert Summary: Get ready now for severe weather in parts of the South West, Lower South West, Perth Metropolitan, Great Southern Content:

The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).


Time of issue: 04:11 PM
Date of issue: 25 June 2019

Get ready now for severe weather in parts of the South West, Lower South West, Perth Metropolitan, Great Southern

If you live in the South West and parts of Lower West, South Coastal and Great Southern districts you need to get ready now for the severe weather coming early tomorrow morning.

Locations which may be affected include Albany, Bunbury, Busselton, Katanning, Mandurah, Manjimup, Margaret River, Mount Barker, Narrogin, Perth, Walpole and Yanchep.

This weather is not unusual 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 get ready now: 

  • Store or weigh down loose objects around your home like outdoor furniture that could be picked up and thrown by strong winds, causing damage or injury
  • Ensure your emergency kit is complete including a battery operated radio, torch, spare batteries and first aid kit
  • Ensure pets and animals are in a safe area
  • Move vehicles under cover
  • Boat owners should securely moor their boats
  • Campers should find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and streams
  • Unplug electrical appliances and avoid using landline telephone if there is lightning.

If you are away from home contact family or friends to prepare your property


WEATHER DETAILS:

At 25/06/2019 15:11:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised an approaching cold front is expected to reach the Capes early Wednesday morning. The passage of the cold front will cause showers and thunderstorms with gusty winds and moderate to heavy falls. Showers and thunderstorms associated with the front may produce damaging winds with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour that could cause damage to homes and property southwest of a line from Busselton to Albany by 8 am Wednesday morning. This will extend to be southwest of a line from Yanchep to Narrogin to Katanning to Albany by 2 pm Wednesday afternoon. Damaging surf conditions are likely along the coast from late Wednesday which could cause significant beach erosion.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

Take extra care on the roads and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.

Road information may also be available by calling Main Roads WA on 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or your local Shire.


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.


IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

  • If your home has been badly damaged by a storm, call the SES on 132 500
  • In a life threatening situation call 000

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 or cars. Please contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


END

Storm - Get Ready for South West, Lower South West, Perth Metropolitan, Great Southern

Category: Storm Alert Summary: Get ready now for severe weather in parts of the South West, Lower South West, Perth Metropolitan, Great Southern Content:

The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).


Time of issue: 04:05 PM
Date of issue: 25 June 2019

Get ready now for severe weather in parts of the South West, Lower South West, Perth Metropolitan, Great Southern

If you live in the South West and parts of Lower West, South Coastal and Great Southern districts you need to get ready now for the severe weather coming early tomorrow morning.

Locations which may be affected include Albany, Bunbury, Busselton, Katanning, Mandurah, Manjimup, Margaret River, Mount Barker, Narrogin, Perth, Walpole and Yanchep.

This weather is not unusual 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 get ready now: 

  • Store or weigh down loose objects around your home like outdoor furniture that could be picked up and thrown by strong winds, causing damage or injury
  • Ensure your emergency kit is complete including a battery operated radio, torch, spare batteries and first aid kit
  • Ensure pets and animals are in a safe area
  • Move vehicles under cover
  • Boat owners should securely moor their boats
  • Campers should find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and streams
  • Unplug electrical appliances and avoid using landline telephone if there is lightning.

If you are away from home contact family or friends to prepare your property


WEATHER DETAILS:

At 25/06/2019 15:11:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised an approaching cold front is expected to reach the Capes early Wednesday morning. The passage of the cold front will cause showers and thunderstorms with gusty winds and moderate to heavy falls. Showers and thunderstorms associated with the front may produce damaging winds with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour that could cause damage to homes and property southwest of a line from Busselton to Albany by 8 am Wednesday morning. This will extend to be southwest of a line from Yanchep to Narrogin to Katanning to Albany by 2 pm Wednesday afternoon. Damaging surf conditions are likely along the coast from late Wednesday which could cause significant beach erosion.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

Take extra care on the roads and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.

Road information may also be available by calling Main Roads WA on 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or your local Shire.


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.


IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

  • If your home has been badly damaged by a storm, call the SES on 132 500
  • In a life threatening situation call 000

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 or cars. Please contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


END

After Storm: Cancellation for Midwest-Gascoyne, Perth Metropolitan, Goldfields-Midlands, Great Southern

Category: Storm Alert Summary: Cancellation of severe weather warning for parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne, Perth Metropolitan, Goldfields-Midlands, Great Southern Content:

Please note changes to Alert Level, Weather Details and throughout.

The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).


Time of issue: 05:35 AM
Date of issue: 23 June 2019

Cancellation of severe weather warning for parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne, Perth Metropolitan, Goldfields-Midlands, Great Southern

As at 23/06/2019 01:52:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the severe weather warning parts of the Central West, Lower West, South Coastal, South East Coastal, Great Southern and Central Wheat Belt districts has been cancelled.

A cold front continues to move across southwestern WA, however severe weather is no longer expected.

WHAT TO DO:

Now the severe weather has passed, DFES advises you to:

  • Keep away from flooded drains, rivers,streams and waterways.
  • Be careful of fallen trees, damaged buildings and debris.
  • Keep clear of fallen powerlines, they are dangerous and should always be treated as live.
  • Assess your home, car and property for damage.
  • Check to see if your neighbour needs help.
  • If damage has occurred, take photos and contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.
  • If your home has significant damage, like a badly damaged roof or flooding, call the SES on 132 500.


WEATHER DETAILS:

At 23/06/2019 01:52:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised at 1:30am on Sunday evening a cold front was located near Geraldton to Cunderdin to Bremer Bay. Gusty winds and locally heavy rainfall is still possible with the cold front during the day as it moves further north and east through the South West Land Division, however severe weather is no longer expected. Various locations in the Lower West and South West districts recorded in excess of 50 millimetres of rain since 9am Saturday morning, including parts of the Perth Metropolitan Area. Rottnest Island recorded a wind gust of 106 kilometres per hour at 5:41pm on Saturday.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Some roads may be closed.

Take extra care on the roads and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.

Road information may also be available by calling Main Roads WA on 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting your local Shire.


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.
  • Emergency services have answered more than 116 calls for help since 9am Saturday morning.
  • State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers respond on a priority basis and people are asked to remain patient.


IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

  • If your home has been badly damaged by a storm, call the SES on 132 500
  • In a life threatening situation call 000

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 or cars. Please contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
No further updates will be issued.


END

Storm - Take Action Now for Midwest-Gascoyne, Perth Metropolitan, Goldfields-Midlands, Great Southern

Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne, Perth Metropolitan, Goldfields-Midlands, Great Southern Content:

Please note changes to Locations Affected, Weather Details and throughout. A Severe Weather Cancellation has been issued for parts of the southwest, including Perth.

The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).


Time of issue: 11:28 PM
Date of issue: 22 June 2019


Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne, Perth Metropolitan, Goldfields-Midlands, Great Southern

If you live in parts of the Central West, Lower West, South Coastal, South East Coastal, Great Southern and Central Wheat Belt districts, you should take action and stay safe with severe weather to come.

Locations which may be affected include Moora, Northam, Lake King, Lancelin, Pingelly and Ravensthorpe.

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

WHAT TO DO:

DFES advises you to:

  • If outside find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and streams.
  • Close your curtains and blinds, and stay inside away from windows.
  • Unplug electrical appliances and avoid using landline telephones if there is lightning.
  • 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.

  • Take care in areas that have been flooded and be careful driving on gravel roads as surfaces will be slippery and muddy, and vehicles could become bogged.

People are being urged to do what they can to help themselves, if it is safe to do so, before calling the SES for assistance


WEATHER DETAILS:

At 22/06/2019 23:00:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised at 10:30pm on Saturday evening a cold front was located near Lancelin to Narrogin to Bremer Bay. Damaging winds and heavy rain are possible with the passage of the front, but will gradually ease during early Sunday morning. Damaging winds averaging 60 to 70 kilometres per hour with peak gusts to around 100 kilometres per hour are possible with the passage of the cold front until around 3am Sunday morning, and could cause damage to homes and property. Heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding is possible over the warning area west of a line from Wongan Hills to Northam until around 3am Sunday morning. Although severe weather is not expected after 3am Sunday morning, gusty winds and locally heavy rainfall will still be possible with the cold front during the remainder of Sunday as it moves further north and east through the South West Land Division. Severe weather is no longer occurring over areas southwest of the cold front, and the warning for these parts is CANCELLED. This includes Albany, Bunbury, Busselton, Katanning, Mandurah, Manjimup, Margaret River, Mount Barker, Narrogin and Perth. Various locations in the Lower West and South West districts recorded in excess of 50 millimetres of rain since 9am Saturday morning, including some parts of the Perth Metropolitan Area. Rottnest Island recorded a wind gust of 106 kilometres per hour at 5:41pm on Saturday.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Some roads may be closed.

Take extra care on the roads and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.

Road information may also be available by calling Main Roads WA on 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting your local Shire.


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.
  • Emergency services have answered more than 111 calls for help since 9am Saturday morning.
  • State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers respond on a priority basis and people are asked to remain patient.


IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

  • If your home has been badly damaged by a storm, call the SES on 132 500
  • In a life threatening situation call 000

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 or cars. Please contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


END

Smoke Alert All Clear for A Smoke Alert All Clear has been issued for Harbour Road in South Carnarvon in the Shire of Carnarvon in Midwest-Gascoyne

Category: Other Alert Summary: A Smoke Alert All Clear has been issued for Harbour Road in South Carnarvon in the Shire of Carnarvon Content:

The following alert has been issued by Department of Fire and Emergency Services WA.

Please note changes throughout.

Time of issue: 07:38 PM
Date of issue: 22 June 2019

A Smoke Alert All Clear has been issued for Harbour Road in South Carnarvon in the Shire of Carnarvon

A Smoke Alert All Clear has been issued for people on or near Harbour Road and surrounding areas in South Carnarvon in the Shire of Carnarvon. Smoke is no longer impacting Harbour Road. 

WHAT TO DO:

  • If you have a respiratory condition and you have been affected by smoke you should contact your local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.

ROAD CLOSURES:

Roads have not been closed.


Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke. Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au.

KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, follow DFES on Twitter (www.twitter.com/dfes_wa), Facebook (www.facebook.com/dfeswa), call 13 DFES (13 3337), listen to ABC Local Radio or news bulletins.
No further updates will be issued.

END

Storm - Take Action Now for South West, Lower South West, Goldfields-Midlands, Perth Metropolitan, Great Southern

Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the South West, Lower South West, Goldfields-Midlands, Perth Metropolitan, Great Southern Content:

Please note updates under Weather Details and What Emergency Services are Doing sections

The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).


Time of issue: 06:11 PM
Date of issue: 22 June 2019


Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the South West, Lower South West, Goldfields-Midlands, Perth Metropolitan, Great Southern

If you live in the Lower West, South West, South Coastal, Great Southern and parts of Central West, South East Coastal and Central Wheat Belt districts you should take action and stay safe with severe weather to come.

Locations which may be affected include Albany, Bunbury, Busselton, Katanning, Mandurah, Manjimup, Margaret River, Moora, Mount Barker, Narrogin, Northam and Perth.

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

WHAT TO DO:

DFES advises you to:

  • If outside find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and streams.
  • Close your curtains and blinds, and stay inside away from windows.
  • Unplug electrical appliances and avoid using landline telephones if there is lightning.
  • 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.

  • Take care in areas that have been flooded and be careful driving on gravel roads as surfaces will be slippery and muddy, and vehicles could become bogged.

People are being urged to do what they can to help themselves, if it is safe to do so, before calling the SES for assistance


WEATHER DETAILS:

At 22/06/2019 17:58:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a strong cold front moving through the southwest Saturday evening until early Sunday with potential thunderstorms is expected to cause damaging winds, averaging 60 to 70 kilometres per hour with peak gusts to around 100 kilometres per hour and could cause damage to homes and property. Widespread damaging winds are possible in coastal parts between Jurien Bay and the South West Capes, including the Perth Metropolitan area. This area will extend eastwards to include Narrogin, Katanning and Albany by 8pm and to Lake King and Hopetoun by around midnight Saturday. Heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding is possible over the warning area west of a line Moora to Katanning to Albany. Heavy rainfall near the west coast will extend eastwards with the passage of the front. The worst weather is expected to occur near the west coast between Yanchep and the South West Capes. Cape Leeuwin has recorded 28.2 millimetres of rain over the 1 hour to 17:51 WST Saturday. Rottnest Island recorded a wind gust of 106 kilometres per hour at 17:41pm AWST Saturday.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Some roads may be closed.

Take extra care on the roads and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.

Road information may also be available by calling Main Roads WA on 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting your local Shire.


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.
  • Emergency services have answered more than 10 calls for help since 9am this morning.
  • State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers respond on a priority basis and people are asked to remain patient.


IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

  • If your home has been badly damaged by a storm, call the SES on 132 500
  • In a life threatening situation call 000

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 or cars. Please contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


END

Smoke Alert Advice for A Smoke Alert has been issued for Harbour Road in South Carnarvon in the Shire of Carnarvon in Midwest-Gascoyne

Category: Other Alert Summary: A Smoke Alert has been issued for Harbour Road in South Carnarvon in the Shire of Carnarvon Content:

The following alert has been issued by Department of Fire and Emergency Services WA.

This is a new alert

Time of issue: 05:31 PM
Date of issue: 22 June 2019

A Smoke Alert has been issued for Harbour Road in South Carnarvon in the Shire of Carnarvon

A Smoke Alert has been issued for people on or near Harbour Road and surrounding areas in South Carnarvon in the Shire of Carnarvon. Smoke from a nearby yacht fire is currently affecting Harbour Road. 

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.
  • If you cannot see clearly, pull over, keep your headlights and hazard lights on, and wait until the smoke clears.
  • If you have a respiratory condition and you have been affected by smoke you should contact your local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.

ROAD CLOSURES:

Some roads may be closed.


Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke. Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au.

KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, follow DFES on Twitter (www.twitter.com/dfes_wa), Facebook (www.facebook.com/dfeswa), call 13 DFES (13 3337), listen to ABC Local Radio or news bulletins.
The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.

END

Bushfire All Clear for parts of EMU POINT in the CITY OF ALBANY

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for parts of EMU POINT in the CITY OF ALBANY Content:

The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)

Please note changes to Alert Level, Bushfire Behaviour, What Firefighters are Doing and Extra Information sections


Time of issue: 05:05 PM
Date of issue: 22 June 2019


Bushfire ALL CLEAR for parts of EMU POINT in the CITY OF ALBANY

ALERT LEVEL:

An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in the suburb of EMU POINT in the CITY OF ALBANY.

  • The bushfire that was burning in the area has been contained and is under control.
  • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.
WHAT TO DO:
  • Drive slowly and with caution due to emergency services personnel working in the area.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • It is contained and under control.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area.

Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR by contacting the CITY OF ALBANY.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.
  • 6 Career Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 11:47 AM on 22 June 2019.
  • Currently there has been 4.4 hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is unknown.
  • DFES is managing the fire.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
No further updates will be issued.


END

Bushfire Advice for parts of EMU POINT in the CITY OF ALBANY

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of EMU POINT in the CITY OF ALBANY Content:

The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)

This is a new alert


Time of issue: 03:43 PM
Date of issue: 22 June 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for parts of EMU POINT in the CITY OF ALBANY

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the suburb of EMU POINT in the CITY OF ALBANY.

  • There is no threat to lives or homes.
  • 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 started near the intersection of COLLINGWOOD RD and PARKES ST in COLLINGWOOD HEIGHTS.
  • The fire is burning north of Emu Point Drive and Swarbrick Street in EMU POINT.
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.

If driving

  • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
  • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
  • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.
  • If you cannot see clearly, pull over, keep your headlights and hazard lights on, and wait until the smoke clears.
  • If you have a respiratory condition and you have been affected by smoke you should contact your local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR by contacting the CITY OF ALBANY.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.
  • 22 Bush Fire Service, Career Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 11:47 AM on 22 June 2019.
  • DFES is managing the fire.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


END

Storm - Take Action Now for South West, Lower South West, Goldfields-Midlands, Perth Metropolitan, Great Southern

Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the South West, Lower South West, Goldfields-Midlands, Perth Metropolitan, Great Southern Content:

Please note changes to Alert Level, What To Do and Weather Details sections

The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).


Time of issue: 10:53 AM
Date of issue: 22 June 2019


Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the South West, Lower South West, Goldfields-Midlands, Perth Metropolitan, Great Southern

If you live in the Lower West, South West, South Coastal, Great Southern and parts of Central West, South East Coastal and Central Wheat Belt districts you should take action and stay safe with severe weather to come.

Locations which may be affected include Albany, Bunbury, Busselton, Katanning, Mandurah, Manjimup, Margaret River, Moora, Mount Barker, Narrogin, Northam and Perth.

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

WHAT TO DO:

DFES advises you to:

  • If outside find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and streams.
  • Close your curtains and blinds, and stay inside away from windows.
  • Unplug electrical appliances and avoid using landline telephones if there is lightning.
  • 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.

  • Take care in areas that have been flooded and be careful driving on gravel roads as surfaces will be slippery and muddy, and vehicles could become bogged.

People are being urged to do what they can to help themselves, if it is safe to do so, before calling the SES for assistance


WEATHER DETAILS:

At 22/06/2019 10:39:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised the passage of a strong cold front from this afternoon to early Sunday with potential thunderstorms is expected to cause damaging winds, averaging 60 to 70 kilometres per hour with peak gusts to around 100 kilometres per hour and could cause damage to homes and property. The potential for damaging winds commences from around 3pm in coastal parts between Jurien Bay and the South West Capes, including the Perth Metropolitan area. This area will extend eastwards to include Narrogin, Katanning and Albany by 8pm and to Lake King and Hopetoun by around midnight Saturday. Heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding is possible over the warning area west of a line Moora to Katanning to Albany. Heavy rainfall is likely to commence near the west coast during Saturday afternoon and evening, extending eastwards with the passage of the front. The worst weather is expected to occur near the west coast between Yanchep and the South West Capes.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Some roads may be closed.

Take extra care on the roads and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.

Road information may also be available by calling Main Roads WA on 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting your local Shire.


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.


IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

  • If your home has been badly damaged by a storm, call the SES on 132 500
  • In a life threatening situation call 000

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 or cars. Please contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


END

Storm - Get Ready for South West, Lower South West, Goldfields-Midlands, Perth Metropolitan, Great Southern

Category: Storm Alert Summary: Get ready now for severe weather in parts of the South West, Lower South West, Goldfields-Midlands, Perth Metropolitan, Great Southern Content:

Please note changes under Weather Details section

The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).


Time of issue: 06:12 AM
Date of issue: 22 June 2019

Get ready now for severe weather in parts of the South West, Lower South West, Goldfields-Midlands, Perth Metropolitan, Great Southern

If you live in the Lower West, South West, South Coastal, Great Southern and parts of Central West, South East Coastal and Central Wheat Belt districts you need to get ready now for the severe weather coming this afternoon.

Locations which may be affected include Albany, Bunbury, Katanning, Mandurah, Manjimup, Margaret River, Merredin, Moora, Mount Barker, Narrogin, Northam and Perth.

This weather is not unusual 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 get ready now: 

  • Store or weigh down loose objects around your home like outdoor furniture that could be picked up and thrown by strong winds, causing damage or injury
  • Ensure your emergency kit is complete including a battery operated radio, torch, spare batteries and first aid kit
  • Ensure pets and animals are in a safe area
  • Move vehicles under cover
  • Boat owners should securely moor their boats
  • Campers should find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and streams
  • Unplug electrical appliances and avoid using landline telephone if there is lightning.

If you are away from home contact family or friends to prepare your property


WEATHER DETAILS:

At 22/06/2019 05:46:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised the passage of a strong cold front from this afternoon to early Sunday is expected to cause damaging winds, averaging 60 to 70 kilometres per hour with peak gusts to around 100 kilometres per hour and could cause damage to homes and property. The potential for damaging winds commences from around 3pm in coastal parts between Jurien Bay and the South West Capes, including the Perth Metropolitan area. This area will extend eastwards to include Narrogin, Katanning and Albany by 8pm and to Hyden and Hopetoun by around midnight Saturday. Heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding is possible over the warning area. Heavy rainfall is likely to commence near the west coast during Saturday afternoon and evening, extending eastwards with the passage of the front. Thunderstorms with squally winds are also likely during the passage of the front. The worst weather is expected to occur near the west coast between Yanchep and the South West Capes.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Some roads may be closed.

Take extra care on the roads and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.

Road information may also be available by calling Main Roads WA on 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting your local Shire.


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.


IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

  • If your home has been badly damaged by a storm, call the SES on 132 500
  • In a life threatening situation call 000

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 or cars. Please contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


END

Storm - Get Ready for South West, Lower South West, Goldfields-Midlands, Perth Metropolitan, Great Southern

Category: Storm Alert Summary: Get ready now for severe weather in parts of the South West, Lower South West, Goldfields-Midlands, Perth Metropolitan, Great Southern Content:

Please note this alert has been updated

The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).


Time of issue: 03:52 PM
Date of issue: 21 June 2019

Get ready now for severe weather in parts of the South West, Lower South West, Goldfields-Midlands, Perth Metropolitan, Great Southern

If you live in Albany, Bunbury, Busselton, Katanning, Mandurah, Manjimup, Margaret River, Merredin, Moora, Mount Barker, Narrogin, Northam and Perth. you need to get ready now for the severe weather coming tomorrow afternoon.

This weather is not unusual 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 get ready now: 

  • Store or weigh down loose objects around your home like outdoor furniture that could be picked up and thrown by strong winds, causing damage or injury
  • Ensure your emergency kit is complete including a battery operated radio, torch, spare batteries and first aid kit
  • Ensure pets and animals are in a safe area
  • Move vehicles under cover
  • Boat owners should securely moor their boats
  • Campers should find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and streams
  • Unplug electrical appliances and avoid using landline telephone if there is lightning.

If you are away from home contact family or friends to prepare your property


WEATHER DETAILS:

At 21/06/2019 14:30:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised the passage of a strong cold front from Saturday afternoon to early Sunday is expected to cause DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 kilometres per hour with peak gusts to around 100 kilometres per hour and could cause damage to homes and property. The potential for damaging winds commences from around 3pm in coastal parts between Jurien Bay and the South West Capes, including the Perth Metropolitan area. This area will extend eastwards to include Narrogin, Katanning and Albany by 8pm and to Hyden and Hopetoun by around midnight Saturday. Heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding is possible over the warning area. Heavy rainfall is likely to commence near the west coast during Saturday afternoon and evening, extending eastwards with the passage of the front. Thunderstorms with squally winds are also likely during the passage of the front. The worst weather is expected to occur near the west coast between Yanchep and the South West Capes.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Some roads may be closed

Take extra care on the roads and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.

Road information may also be available by calling Main Roads WA on 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or your local Shire.


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.


IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

  • If your home has been badly damaged by a storm, call the SES on 132 500
  • In a life threatening situation call 000

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 or cars. Please contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
Updates will be issued if further information becomes available.


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Smoke Alert Advice for for the vicinity of Cape Leveque and the Beagle Bay Community in Dampier Peninsula in the SHIRE OF BROOME in Kimberley

Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for the vicinity of Cape Leveque and the Beagle Bay Community in Dampier Peninsula in the SHIRE OF BROOME Content:

The following alert has been issued by Department of Fire and Emergency Services WA.


Time of issue: 04:55 PM
Date of issue: 19 June 2019


Smoke Alert for the vicinity of Cape Leveque and the Beagle Bay Community in Dampier Peninsula in the SHIRE OF BROOME

  • A Smoke Alert has been issued for people in the vicinity of Cape Leveque and Beagle Bay in the Dampier Peninsula in the SHIRE OF BROOME.
  • The smoke is the result of a bushfire burning in the area.
  • The smoke is expected to clear over the coming days.


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.
  • If you cannot see clearly, pull over, keep your headlights and hazard lights on, and wait until the smoke clears.
  • If you have a respiratory condition and you have been affected by smoke you should contact your local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
Some roads may be closed.

Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the Shire of Broome.


KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
No further updates will be issued unless the situation changes.


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