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Updated: 8 min 59 sec ago

Continue to take action with bad weather in parts of the Midwest Gascoyne, Goldfields Midlands and Great Southern

27 min 35 sec ago
Category: Storm Alert Summary: If you live in an area bounded by a line from Morawa to Mount Magnet to Menzies to Balladonia to Salmon Gums to Hyden to Moora you should continue to take action and stay safe with more bad weather to come. Content:

*Please note the warning for areas to the west including York, Narrogin, Katanning and Jurien Bay has been cancelled. 

If you live in an area bounded by a line from Morawa to Mount Magnet to Menzies to Balladonia to Salmon Gums to Hyden to Moora you should continue to take action and stay safe with more bad weather to come. 

This includes people in Dalwallinu, Southern Cross and Kalgoorlie.   

The severe weather warning for areas to the west including York, Narrogin, Katanning and Jurien Bay has been cancelled. 

This is not typical weather for this time of the year and could cause damage to homes and make travel dangerous.  

WHAT TO DO: 

• 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. 

Take care in areas to the west including York, Narrogin, Katanning and Jurien Bay  

The severe weather warning for areas to the west including York, Narrogin, Katanning and Jurien Bay has been cancelled, but people in these areas should take care when going outside and assessing damage.

WHAT TO DO:

DFES has these tips to help you and your family stay safe once the bad weather has passed:

• 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

Emergency services answered eight calls for help from Perth and the South West overnight, with mostly water damage reported. 

 WEATHER DETAILS:

As at 10.12am the Bureau of Meteorology advises a rain band with embedded thunderstorms lies across most of the warning area.  

At 9.30am Friday, satellite and radar imagery showed areas of moderate to heavy rain over much of the area.  

Heavy rainfall that may cause flash flooding is possible throughout parts of the warning area. The rain will ease during Friday evening and contract east.Gusty winds are also possible with thunderstorms. 

Flood Watches have been issued for the Central West and Central Wheat Belt. For further details please refer to www.bom.gov.au/wa/warnings.

In the 24 hours to 9am Friday, the following rainfall totals have been recorded:

• Wongan Hills: 100.2 millimetres

• Bindi Bindi: 94.2 millimetres

• Warradarge East: 88.8 millimetres.

• Watheroo: 88.0 millimetres

• Eneabba: 71.8 millimetres.

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 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.

For the latest weather warnings visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/warnings or call 1300 659 213.

The next update will be provided when the situation changes.


Publication Time: 31/07/2015 10:29 AM

Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Victoria Highway, 40km west of Kununurra, in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley

59 min 51 sec ago
Category: Fire Alert Summary: An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in travelling on Victoria Highway in the vicinity of the Molly Springs community in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley. Content:

The following alert has been issued by the Department of Parks and Wildlife 

An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in travelling on Victoria Highway in the vicinity of the Molly Springs community in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley.

 

•        The bushfire that was burning is no longer active.

•        The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

 ROAD CLOSURES: 

No roads are closed.

 RECREATION SITE CLOSURES:

No recreation sites are closed. 

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

•        Department of Parks and Wildlife firefighters are monitoring the fire site.

EXTRA INFORMATION: 

•        The fire has burnt through approximately 500 hectares.

•        The cause of the fire is unknown.

•        The Department of Parks and Wildlife is managing the fire.

 
No further updates will be issued.

Publication Time: 31/07/2015 9:58 AM Expiration Time: 31/07/2015 5:00 PM

Take action now for minor to moderate flooding in parts of the Lower South West

3 hours 3 min ago
Category: Flood Alert Summary: People in and around the Blackwood River and Busselton Coast catchments need to take action now as minor to moderate flooding is expected to develop today and Saturday. Content:

People in and around the Blackwood River and Busselton Coast catchments need to take action now as minor to moderate flooding is expected to develop today and Saturday.

Water will be fast flowing and levels will rise quickly. 

WHAT TO DO: 

DFES advises you to: 

• Watch for changes in water levels so you are ready if you need to relocate. 

• Ensure your relocation kit, including your emergency kit is complete. 

• Relocate equipment and livestock so they do not get caught in floodwaters. 

• Prepare pet food or stockfeed in case you cannot return home for a few days. 

• Never walk, swim or play in floodwaters as they are dangerous. 

• Do not go near storm drains and pipes, ditches and ravines, as they are dangerous. 

• Stay out of rivers, this includes no swimming or kayaking. 

• Do not park or camp adjacent to rivers. 

IF DRIVING:

• Be careful at crossings and floodways as river levels may rise rapidly. 

• Obey road closure signs and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current. 

• Take care on gravel and unsealed roads as they may be slippery and muddy, and you could get bogged. 

• If your car stalls in rising water, abandon it immediately and seek shelter above floodwater. 

FLOOD DETAILS:

As at 3.40am the Bureau of Meteorology advises there is a Flood Warning for the Blackwood River and Busselton Coast catchments. 

Heavy rainfall associated with a rain band and thunderstorms is expected to cause minor flooding in the lower areas of the Blackwood River Catchment and minor to moderate flooding in the Busselton Coast Catchments during Friday and into Saturday.

For the 18 hours to 3am Friday, widespread rainfall of 20 mm to 60 mm with isolated falls up to 117mm have been recorded in the Busselton Coast. For the period to 9am Friday, further widespread rainfall of 30mm with isolated falls up to 50mm are forecast for the Busselton Coast and rainfall is expected to ease during Friday afternoon.

For the 18 hours to 3am Friday, falls up to 83mm have been recorded in the lower areas of the Blackwood River Catchment. For the period to 9am Friday, further widespread rainfall of 30mm with isolated falls up to 50mm are forecast for the lower areas of the Blackwood River Catchment and rainfall is expected to ease during Friday afternoon.

Predicted River Heights/Flows:

• Minor to moderate flooding is expected to develop in the Vasse Diversion at D/S Hill Rd during Friday morning.

• Based on recorded and forecast rainfall, the Blackwood River at Bridgetown is expected to reach minor flood level during Friday afternoon. 

Current river levels are available from Department of Water at www.water.wa.gov.au.

WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

DFES is monitoring the situation. 

IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

• For SES assistance call 132 500. 

• In a life threatening situation call 000. 

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.

For the latest flood information call 1300 659 213 or visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood.

The next update will be issued when the situation changes. 

Publication Time: 31/07/2015 7:50 AM

Continue to take action with bad weather in parts of the Midwest Gascoyne, Goldfields Midlands, Great Southern, South West and Lower South West

3 hours 46 min ago
Category: Storm Alert Summary: If you live in an area bounded by a line from Geraldton to Morawa to Southern Cross to Hyden to Albany to Windy Harbour to Bridgetown to Bunbury to Geraldton you should continue to take action and stay safe with more bad weather to come. Content:

*Please note the warning for the Perth Metropolitan region and parts of the South West has been cancelled. 

If you live in an area bounded by a line from Geraldton to Morawa to Southern Cross to Hyden to Albany to Windy Harbour to Bridgetown to Bunbury to Geraldton you should continue to take action and stay safe with more bad weather to come. 

This includes people in Geraldton, Jurien Bay, Dalwallinu, York, Southern Cross, Narrogin and Katanning. The severe weather warning for Mandurah, Bunbury, Busselton, Margaret River, Bridgetown and the Perth Metropolitan area has been cancelled. 

This is not typical weather for this time of the year and could cause damage to homes and make travel dangerous.  

 WHAT TO DO: 

• 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. 

Take care in Mandurah, Bunbury, Busselton, Margaret River, Bridgetown and the Perth Metropolitan area 

The severe weather warning for the Perth Metropolitan area, Mandurah, Bunbury, Busselton, Margaret River and Bridgetown has been cancelled, but people in these areas should take care when going outside and assessing damage.

WHAT TO DO:

DFES has these tips to help you and your family stay safe once thebad weatherhas passed:

  • Keep away from flooded drains, rivers, streams and waterways.
  • Be careful of fallentrees, 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.


Emergency services answered seven calls for help from Perth and the South West overnight, with mostly water damage reported.

WEATHER DETAILS:

As at 6.54am the Bureau of Meteorology advises a rain band with embedded thunderstorms lies across most of the warning area. At 6.30am Friday, satellite and radar imagery showed areas of moderate to heavy rain over much of the area but has begun to clear the area southwest of a line Lancelin to Gingin to Bridgetown to Windy Harbour. Heavy Rainfall that may cause flash flooding is possible through remaining parts of the warning area. 

The rain will ease during Friday morning and contract east, although heavy showers and thunderstorms remain possible through the area for much of Friday.

Flood Watches have been issued for the Central West, Central Wheat Belt and Lower West and South West forecast Districts. A Flood Warning has been issued for the Busselton Coast and Blackwood River catchments.

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 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.

For the latest weather warnings visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/warnings or call 1300 659 213.

The next update will be provided when the situation changes.

Publication Time: 31/07/2015 7:09 AM

Continue to take action with bad weather in parts of the Midwest Gascoyne, Goldfields Midlands and Perth Metropolitan regions

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 11:50pm
Category: Storm Alert Summary: If you live in an area west of a line from Geraldton to Morawa to Southern Cross to Hyden to Mandurah you should continue to take action and stay safe with bad weather to continue. Content:

*Please note changes under Weather Details 

If you live in an area west of a line from Geraldton to Morawa to Southern Cross to Hyden to Mandurah you should continue to take action and stay safe with bad weather to continue.

This includes people in, near or between Geraldton, Jurien Bay, Dalwallinu, York, Southern Cross, the Perth Metropolitan area and Mandurah. 

This weather is not typical for this time of year and could cause damage to homes and make travel dangerous.  

WHAT TO DO: 

• 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. 

WEATHER DETAILS:

As at 11.41pm on 30 July 2015 the Bureau of Meteorology advises a rain band with embedded thunderstorms lies across the warning area. At 11.30 pm, satellite and radar imagery showed areas of moderate to heavy rain between Geraldton and Perth extending east to areas south of Kalgoorlie. The rain band is expected to produce heavy rainfall that may cause flash flooding through parts of the warning area. Heavy rainfall is more likely over areas to the north of Perth but there remains a risk that Perth may receive rainfall heavy enough to cause flash flooding. The greatest risk for the Perth Metropolitan area is until about 2am Friday morning.

The rain will ease during Friday morning and contract east.

Flood Watches have been issued for the Central West, Central Wheat Belt and Lower West Districts.

Damaging winds in excess of 90 kilometres per hour are no longer expected in the warning area northwest of a line from Lancelin to Wongan Hills to Morawa to Geraldton or over any other part of the warning area.

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 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.

For the latest weather warnings visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/warnings or call 1300 659 213.

The next update will be provided when the situation changes.

Publication Time: 30/07/2015 11:46 PM

Take action with bad weather in parts of the Midwest Gascoyne, Goldfields Midlands and Perth Metropolitan regions

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 9:16pm
Category: Storm Alert Summary: If you live in an area west of a line from Geraldton to Morawa to Southern Cross to Hyden to Mandurah you should take action and stay safe with bad weather to continue. Content:

If you live in an area west of a line from Geraldton to Morawa to Southern Cross to Hyden to Mandurah you should take action and stay safe with bad weather to continue. 

This includes people in, near or between Geraldton, Jurien Bay, Dalwallinu, York, Southern Cross, the Perth Metropolitan area and Mandurah. 

This is weather is not typical for this time of year and could cause damage to homes and make travel dangerous.  

WHAT TO DO: 

• 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. 

WEATHER DETAILS:

As at 8.38pm on 30 July 2015 the Bureau of Meteorology advises a rain band with embedded thunderstorms lies across northern parts of the warning area. At 8.30 pm, satellite and radar imagery showed areas of moderate to heavy rain between Geraldton and Perth extending east to areas south of Kalgoorlie.

The rain band is expected to produce heavy rainfall that may cause flash flooding through parts of the warning area. Heavy rainfall is more likely over areas to the north of Perth but there remains a risk that Perth may receive rainfall heavy enough to cause flash flooding. The greatest risk for the Perth Metropolitan area is until about 2am Friday morning.

The rain will ease during Friday morning and contract east.

Flood Watches have been issued for the Central West, Central Wheat Belt and Lower West Districts.

There is also the slight risk that thunderstorms with damaging winds in excess of 90 kilometres per hour could cause damage to homes and property northwest of a line from Lancelin to Wongan Hills to Morawa to Geraldton until late Thursday evening.

Damaging winds are not expected in the Perth Metropolitan area.

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 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.

For the latest weather warnings visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/warnings or call 1300 659 213.

The next update will be provided when the situation changes.

Publication Time: 30/07/2015 9:14 PM

Prepare for possible minor flooding in parts of the Midwest Gascoyne, Goldfields Midlands and northern parts of the Perth Metropolitan region

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 4:37pm
Category: Flood Alert Summary: Prepare for possible minor flooding in parts of the Midwest Gascoyne, Goldfields Midlands and northern parts of the Perth Metropolitan region. Content:

Prepare for possible minor flooding in parts of the Midwest Gascoyne, Goldfields Midlands and northern parts of the Perth Metropolitan region

People in south western parts of the Midwest Gascoyne, western parts of the Goldfields Midland and northern parts of the Perth metropolitan region should prepare for possible minor flooding expected today and into tomorrow. 

There is no immediate danger but you need to keep up to date in case the situation changes.

WHAT TO DO:

DFES advises you to: 

• Prepare to relocate equipment and livestock early so they are not caught in floodwaters. 

• Prepare an emergency kit including enough canned food and water to last for four days, as well as clothing, important documents and medication. 

• Fill your vehicle's fuel tank.

• Watch for changes in water levels so you are ready if you need to relocate. 

• Never walk, swim or play in floodwaters, as they are dangerous. 

• Stay out of rivers, this includes no swimming or kayaking. 

• Do not park or camp adjacent to rivers. 

IF DRIVING:

• Be careful at crossings and floodways as river levels may rise rapidly. 

• Obey road closure signs and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current. 

• Take care on gravel and unsealed roads as they may be slippery and muddy, and you could get bogged. 

• Carry extra food and water when travelling in case of long delays at crossings.

FLOOD DETAILS: 

As at 4.05pm the Bureau of Meteorology advises there is a Flood Watch for the Central West, Central Wheatbelt  and Lower West Districts. 

A rain band with embedded thunderstorms may bring heavy rainfall resulting in rapid stream and river rises later Thursday and into Friday across the Central West, Central Wheatbelt and Lower West Districts.  

Central Wheatbelt and Lower South Districts: 
For the period to 9am Saturday, widespread rainfall of 30mm to 60mm with isolated falls up to 80mm are forecast. This heavy rainfall may cause significant stream rises with areas of flooding in the Central Wheat Belt District and Lower West District, particularly areas north of Perth overnight Thursday and into Friday.  

Current river levels are available from Department of Water at www.water.wa.gov.au. 

WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

DFES is monitoring the situation. 

IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

• For SES assistance call 132 500. 

• In a life threatening situation call 000. 

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.

 For the latest flood information call 1300 659 213 or visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood. 

The next update will be issued when the situation changes.

Publication Time: 30/07/2015 4:35 PM

​Take action with bad weather in parts of the Midwest Gascoyne, Goldfields Midlands and Perth Metropolitan regions

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 4:35pm
Category: Storm Alert Summary: If you live in an area west of a line from Geraldton to Morawa to Southern Cross to Hyden to Mandurah you should take action and stay safe with bad weather to continue. Content:

If you live in an area west of a line from Geraldton to Morawa to Southern Cross to Hyden to Mandurah you should take action and stay safe with bad weather to continue. 


This includes people in Geraldton, Jurien Bay, Dalwallinu, York, Southern Cross and the Perth Metropolitan region and surrounding areas. 


 

This is weather is not typical for this time of year and could cause damage to homes and make travel dangerous.  


 

WHAT TO DO: 

• 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. 

STORM/THUNDERSTORM/WEATHER DETAILS:

As at 4.05pm on 30 July 2015 the Bureau of Meteorology advises a rain band with embedded thunderstorms currently lies across northern parts of the warning area. At 3:30 pm, satellite and radar imagery showed areas of moderate to heavy rain between Geraldton and Lancelin, extending eastwards towards Southern Cross. 


Areas of heavy rain will extend southwards during Thursday evening and will lie close to or over the Perth Metropolitan area. Heavy rainfall is more likely over areas to the north of Perth but there remains a risk that Perth will receive rainfall heavy enough to cause FLASH FLOODING. The period of greatest risk for the Perth Metropolitan area is from about 8pm Thursday through to about 2am Friday morning.


The rain band is expected to produce HEAVY RAINFALL that may cause FLASH FLOODING through parts of the warning area. The rain will ease during Friday morning and contract eastwards.


Flood Watches have been issued for the Central West, Central Wheat Belt and Lower West Districts. For further details please refer to http://www.bom.gov.au/wa/warnings/.


There is also the slight risk that thunderstorms with DAMAGING WINDS in excess of 90 kilometres per hour could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY during late Thursday afternoon and evening northwest of a line from Lancelin to Wongan Hills to Morawa to Geraldton. This risk of DAMAGING WINDS will ease during Thursday evening. Damaging winds are not expected in the Perth Metropolitan area.


Between 9am and 3:00pm Thursday, the following rainfall totals have been

recorded:

Watheroo (DAFWA): 24.8 millimetres.

Three Springs (DAFWA): 24.2 millimetres.

Warradarge East (DAFWA): 20.8 millimetres.


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 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.

For the latest weather warnings visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/warnings or call 1300 659 213.


The next update will be provided when the situation changes.


Publication Time: 30/07/2015 4:34 PM

​Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Victoria Highway, 25 kilometres east of Kununurra in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 3:47pm
Category: Fire Alert Summary: An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people travelling on the Victoria Highway, 25 kilometres east of Kununurra, in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley. Content:

An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people travelling on the Victoria Highway, 25 kilometres east of Kununurra, in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley. 

• The bushfire that was burning near the Victoria Highway has now moved away from the road. 

• The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

WHAT TO DO: 

• Drive slowly and with caution in the area. 

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

• Firefighters will continue to monitor the area. 

EXTRA INFORMATION:

• The incident was reported at 2.25pm on Wednesday 29 July 2015.

• The cause of the fire is unknown.

• People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

• DFES is managing the fire.

No further updates will be issued. 


Publication Time: 30/07/2015 3:45 PM Expiration Time: 31/07/2015 8:00 AM

Bushfire ADVICE for Victoria Highway, 40km west of Kununurra in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 3:30pm
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE remains in place for people travelling on the Victoria Highway in the vicinity of the Molly Springs community, 40km west of Kununurra in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley Content:

The following alert has been issued by the Department of Parks and Wildlife  

A bushfire ADVICE remains in place for people travelling on the Victoria Highway in the vicinity of the Molly Springs community, 40km west of Kununurra in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley

  

•          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 started near the Molly Springs community and is burning alongside the Victoria Highway 

 

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR: 

•          Weather conditions have abated and the bushfire is no longer active. 

•          It has burnt through about 500ha.


WHAT TO DO: 

•          Stay alert and monitor your surroundings. 

•          Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.

•          Be extremely careful when driving through the area. 

•          Turn your headlights on and drive slowly. 

•          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: 

No roads have been closed. Avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site. 

 

RECREATION SITE CLOSURES:

No recreation sites are closed. 

 WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

Fire crews are monitoring the fire.

 

EXTRA INFORMATION: 

•          The cause of the fire is unknown.

•        The Department of Parks and Wildlife is managing the fire.

  

KEEP UP TO DATE: 

Visit www.dpaw.wa.gov.au,www.dfes.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow Parks and Wildlife on Facebook or Twitter @WAParksWildlife or listen to news bulletins. 

The next update will be provided by 11am tomorrow (31 July 2015) unless the situation changes. 

Publication Time: 30/07/2015 3:23 PM

Take action with storms coming in parts of the Midwest Gascoyne and Goldfields Midlands

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 2:29pm
Category: Storm Alert Summary: If you live in an area west of a line from Geraldton to Morawa to Southern Cross to Northam to Lancelin you should take action and stay safe with storms to come. Content:

If you live in an area west of a line from Geraldton to Morawa to Southern Cross to Northam to Lancelin you should take action and stay safe with storms to come. 

This includes people in Jurien Bay, Geraldton, Dalwallinu and surrounding areas. 

This is not typical weather for this time of the year and winds and rain may cause damage to property and make road conditions hazardous.

WHAT TO DO: 

• 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.  

STORM DETAILS:

As at 1.59pm on 30 July 2015 the Bureau of Meteorology advises a rain band with embedded thunderstorms currently lies across the warning area. 

At 1:45 pm satellite and radar imagery showed areas of moderate to heavy rain between Geraldton and Jurien Bay, extending eastwards towards Southern Cross.

This weather pattern is expected to produce heavy rainfall that may cause flash flooding during the afternoon and evening.The rain will ease during Friday morning.

A Flood Watch has been issued for the Central West District. For further details please refer to www.bom.gov.au/wa/warnings

There is also the slight risk that thunderstorms with damaging winds in excess of 90 kilometres per hour could cause damage to homes and property during this afternoon and evening, northwest of a line from Lancelin to Wongan Hills to Morawa to Geraldton. This risk of damaing winds will ease during Thursday evening.

Between 9am and 1:30pm Thursday, the following rainfall totals have been recorded: 

Watheroo: 20.2 millimetres.

Warradarge East: 19.8 millimetres.

Eneabba: 17 millimetres.

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 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.

For the latest weather warnings visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/warnings or call 1300 659 213.

The next update will be provided when the situation changes.

Publication Time: 30/07/2015 2:27 PM

Prepare for flooding in south western parts of the Midwest Gascoyne

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 12:32pm
Category: Flood Alert Summary: People in south western parts of the Midwest Gascoyne should prepare for possible minor flooding expected today and into tomorrow. Content:

People in south western parts of the Midwest Gascoyne should prepare for possible minor flooding expected today and into tomorrow. 

There is no immediate danger but you need to keep up to date in case the situation changes.

WHAT TO DO:

DFES advises you to: 

• Prepare to relocate equipment and livestock early so they are not caught in floodwaters. 

• Prepare an emergency kit including enough canned food and water to last for four days, as well as clothing, important documents and medication. 

• Fill your vehicle's fuel tank.

• Watch for changes in water levels so you are ready if you need to relocate. 

• Never walk, swim or play in floodwaters, as they are dangerous. 

• Stay out of rivers, this includes no swimming or kayaking. 

• Do not park or camp adjacent to rivers. 

IF DRIVING:

• Be careful at crossings and floodways as river levels may rise rapidly. 

• Obey road closure signs and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current. 

• Take care on gravel and unsealed roads as they may be slippery and muddy, and you could get bogged. 

• Carry extra food and water when travelling in case of long delays at crossings.

FLOOD DETAILS: 

As at 12.02pm the Bureau of Meteorology advises there is a Flood Watch for the Central West District. 

A rain band with embedded thunderstorms may bring heavy rainfall resulting in rapid stream and river rises later Thursday and into Friday across the Central West District.

A low pressure system is developing to the west of the State and will extend rain over southwestern parts during Thursday and Friday. 

Current river levels are available from Department of Water at www.water.wa.gov.au.

WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

DFES is monitoring the situation. 

IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

• For SES assistance call 132 500. 

• In a life threatening situation call 000. 

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.

 For the latest flood information call 1300 659 213 or visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood. 

The next update will be issued when the situation changes.


Publication Time: 30/07/2015 12:29 PM

Get ready now for storms in parts of the Midwest Gascoyne and Goldfields Midlands

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 11:21am
Category: Storm Alert Summary: If you live in an area west of a line from Geraldton to Morawa to Southern Cross to Northam to Lancelin you need to get ready now for the storms coming this afternoon and evening. Content:

*Please note changes under weather details ​

If you live in an area west of a line from Geraldton to Morawa to Southern Cross to Northam to Lancelin you need to get ready now for the storms coming this afternoon and evening.

This includes people in his includes people in, near or between Jurien Bay, Geraldton, Dalwallinu and surrounding areas.

This is not typical weather for this time of the year and winds and rain may cause damage to property and make road conditions hazardous. 

 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: 

As at 11.09am on 30 July 2015 the Bureau of Meteorology advises a rain band with embedded thunderstorms currently lies across western parts of the warning area. The Geraldton radar at 10:45am showed areas of moderate to heavy rain between Geraldton and Jurien Bay, extending eastwards towards Dalwallinu.

This weather pattern is expected to produce heavy rainfall that may cause flash flooding during the afternoon and evening.

There is also the risk that thunderstorms with damaging winds in excess of 90 kilometres per hour could cause damage to homes and property during this afternoon and evening, though this is less likely to the east of Dalwallinu.

In the 24 hours to 9am Thursday, Woolgorong (in the Murchison River catchment) recorded 40 millimetres of rain and Emu Springs (also in the Murchison River catchment) recorded 30.4 millimetres.

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 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. 

For the latest weather warnings visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/warnings or call 1300 659 213.

The next update will be issued when the situation changes. 

Publication Time: 30/07/2015 11:18 AM
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