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Updated: 16 min 37 sec ago

After Storm: Cancellation for Great Southern

59 min 43 sec ago
Category: Storm Alert Summary: Cancellation of severe thunderstorms warning for parts of the Great Southern Content:

This alert has been downgraded

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


Time of issue: 03:23 PM
Date of issue: 23 February 2018

Cancellation of severe thunderstorms warning for parts of the Great Southern

As at 23/02/2018 15:08:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the severe thunderstorms warning the South East Coastal district has been cancelled.

The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.

To date, DFES has received minimal calls for assistance.


WEATHER DETAILS:

At 23/02/2018 15:08:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in over the South East Coastal district. The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary. Salmon Gums recorded a 76 km per hour gust at 1.04pm WST, as well as 21mm of rain.


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 or listen to news bulletins.
No further updates will be issued.


END

Storm - Take Action Now for Great Southern

1 hour 24 min ago
Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe thunderstorms coming in parts of the Great Southern Content:

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


Time of issue: 02:58 PM
Date of issue: 23 February 2018


Take action with severe thunderstorms coming in parts of the Great Southern

If you live in parts of South East Coastal district you should take action and stay safe with severe thunderstorms to come.

Thunderstorms are developing around 100km to the southwest of Norseman, near Salmon Gums, and is moving to the east-northeast.

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 23/02/2018 14:03:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised that satellite and radar imagery at 2pm showed an area of developing thunderstorms around 100km to the southwest of Norseman, near Salmon Gums, moving to the eastnortheast. Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Salmon Gums. The warning area may be extended to include Norseman later this afternoon or into the early evening. Storms could cause damage to homes and property. Salmon Gums recorded 20.4mm in around 15 minutes as a cell passed over this afternoon.


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 or listen to news bulletins.
Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


END

Flood - Take Care for Goldfields-Midlands

5 hours 15 min ago
Category: Flood Alert Summary: Take care after rising water levels in rivers and streams in parts of the Goldfields-Midlands districts Content:

Please note changes under Alert Level, Flood Details and Road Closures sections


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


Time of issue: 11:07 AM
Date of issue: 23 February 2018

Take care after rising water levels in rivers and streams in parts of the Goldfields-Midlands districts.

People in Nullarbor District Rivers catchment should take care after rising water levels in local rivers and streams.

The Bureau of Meteorology advises the Flood Warning has been cancelled for Nullarbor District Rivers catchment.

WHAT TO DO:  
DFES advises you to

  • Watch for changes in water levels so you are ready if you need to act.
  • Never walk, swim or play in floodwaters as they are dangerous.
  • Avoid storm drains and pipes, ditches and ravines, as they are dangerous.
  • With water moving quickly people need to take care near rivers and streams, this includes when swimming or kayaking.
IF DRIVING:
  • Floodways and river levels may rise rapidly so be careful at crossings.
  • 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.
 

ROAD CLOSURES:

Some roads may be closed due to floodwaters.



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.

FLOOD DETAILS:  
As at 23/02/2018 10:26:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises areas of flooding are no longer expected in the Nullarbor District Rivers catchment. For the 24 hours to 9 am Friday, no significant rainfall was observed in the Nullarbor District.

No significant rainfall is forecast for the catchment area in the outlook period. 

Current river levels are available from Department of Water and Environmental Regulation at www.water.wa.gov.au
For the latest flood information visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood or call 1300 659 213.

WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:


IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

  • For SES assistance call 132 500  
  • In a life threatening situation call 000  
  • For the latest flood information call 1300 659 213 or visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood        


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

Flood - Take Action Now for Goldfields-Midlands

Thu, 22/02/2018 - 12:05pm
Category: Flood Alert Summary: Take action now for Minor flooding in parts of the Goldfields-Midlands districts Content:

Please note changes under Flood Details and Road Closures sections


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


Time of issue: 12:05 PM
Date of issue: 22 February 2018

Take action now for Minor flooding in parts of the Goldfields-Midlands districts.

People in Nullabor District Rivers need to take action now as Minor flooding is expected over the coming days. Locations which may be affected include Eucla, Rawlinna, Cocklebiddy, Balladonia and Caiguna.
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 evacuate.
  • Pack a relocation kit together with your emergency kit.
  • 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.
  • If you are a traveller do not park or camp adjacent to rivers.
IF DRIVING:
  • Floodways and river levels may rise rapidly so be careful at crossings.
  • 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.

ROAD CLOSURES:

Some roads may be closed due to flood waters.

A wind warning is current for Eyre Highway in both directions between Eucla and Madura. Exercise caution and drive to conditions. 



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.

FLOOD DETAILS:  
As at 22/02/2018 10:56:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises areas of flooding are expected to continue in the Nullarbor District Rivers Catchment. The remnants of Ex-Tropical Cyclone Kelvin contracts into the Bight early Thursday. For the 24 hours to 9 am Thursday, rainfall totals of 79 mm at Eucla, 47 mm at Forrest and 46 mm at Red Rocks Point have been recorded. No significant rainfall is forecast for the catchment area in the outlook period.

Heavy rainfall totals in associated with Ex-Tropical Cyclone Kelvin is expected to cause significant river rises, areas of flooding and adversely affect road conditions in the catchment area. Some roads may become impassable and some communities may become isolated.

Current river levels are available from Department of Water and Environmental Regulation at www.water.wa.gov.au
For the latest flood information visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood or call 1300 659 213.

WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.


IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

  • For SES assistance call 132 500  
  • In a life threatening situation call 000  
  • For the latest flood information call 1300 659 213 or visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood        


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 provided when the situation changes.  

END

Flood - Take Care for Kimberley

Thu, 22/02/2018 - 11:44am
Category: Flood Alert Summary: Take care after rising water levels in rivers and streams in parts of the Kimberley districts. Content:

Please note changes under alert level, flood details and road closure sections


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


Time of issue: 11:44 AM
Date of issue: 22 February 2018

Take care after rising water levels in rivers and streams in parts of the Kimberley districts.

People in the West Kimberley District should take care after rising water levels in local rivers and streams.

The Bureau of Meteorology advises the Flood Warning has been cancelled for the West Kimberley District.

WHAT TO DO:  
DFES advises you to

  • Watch for changes in water levels so you are ready if you need to act.
  • Never walk, swim or play in floodwaters as they are dangerous.
  • Avoid storm drains and pipes, ditches and ravines, as they are dangerous.
  • With water moving quickly people need to take care near rivers and streams, this includes when swimming or kayaking.
IF DRIVING:
  • Floodways and river levels may rise rapidly so be careful at crossings.
  • 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.
 

ROAD CLOSURES:

Gibb River Road has been closed to all vehicles between:

  • Bungarun Road turnoff to Mt Barnett  
  • Mt Barnett (west end) to Pentecost River (east end)
  • Pentecost River to Great Northern Highway

 

Port Drive both directions from Archer Street to Kabbarli Road, Minyirr is open to all vehicles with caution - water over road. 

 

Great Northern Highway from ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Sandfire Roadhouse to Roebuck Roadhouse and Roebuck Roadhouse to Willare Roadhouse is now OPEN to high clearance vehicles and trucks only with extreme caution. CLOSED to light vehicles, water over road. Be aware of scouring and pavement damage. Road repairs in progress. Traffic management in place with speed restrictions. Delays of up to 20 minutes may be experienced.



Motorists should 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

Other roads may also be affected by excess rainfall and motorists should contact the respective Local Government for more information on local road conditions and closures.

WATER:

Water Corporation is advising people not to swim, fish or recreate in Roebuck Bay or Dampier Creek in Broome until further notice as a precautionary measure following the significant amount of rain.
For further details visit :
https://www.watercorporation.com.au/about-us/news/media-statements/media-release/broome-ww-overflow-final-update

FLOOD DETAILS:  
As at 22/02/2018 10:54:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises areas of flooding are expected to ease in the West Kimberley District catchments over the next few days and weeks in the absence of further rainfall.

Catchment conditions in the West Kimberley area still very wet from rainfall over the past week with streams and rivers flowing, many low lying areas may still be inundated and road conditions should be checked prior to travel.  For the 24 hours to 9 am Thursday, no significant rainfall has been recorded in the West Kimberley District. No significant rainfall is forecast for the catchment area in the outlook period.  No further flooding is expected in the West Kimberley District..

Current river levels are available from Department of Water and Environmental Regulation at www.water.wa.gov.au
For the latest flood information visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood or call 1300 659 213.

WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:


IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

  • For SES assistance call 132 500  
  • In a life threatening situation call 000  
  • For the latest flood information call 1300 659 213 or visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood        


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

Flood - Take Care for Pilbara, Goldfields-Midlands

Thu, 22/02/2018 - 11:36am
Category: Flood Alert Summary: Take care after rising water levels in rivers and streams in parts of the Pilbara, Goldfields-Midlands districts. Content:


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


Time of issue: 11:36 AM
Date of issue: 22 February 2018

Take care after rising water levels in rivers and streams in parts of the Pilbara, Goldfields-Midlands districts.

People in Warburton District Rivers should take care after rising water levels in local rivers and streams.

The Bureau of Meteorology advises the Flood Watch has been cancelled for Warburton District Rivers.

WHAT TO DO:  
DFES advises you to

  • Watch for changes in water levels so you are ready if you need to act.
  • Never walk, swim or play in floodwaters as they are dangerous.
  • Avoid storm drains and pipes, ditches and ravines, as they are dangerous.
  • With water moving quickly people need to take care near rivers and streams, this includes when swimming or kayaking.
IF DRIVING:
  • Floodways and river levels may rise rapidly so be careful at crossings.
  • 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.
 

ROAD CLOSURES:

Roads have not been closed.



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. 

FLOOD DETAILS:  
As at 22/02/2018 11:09:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises areas of flooding are no longer expected in the Warburton District Rivers.Remnants of Ex TC Kelvin have moved offshore past Eucla overnight and no further significant rainfall is expected.Catchment conditions in the Warburton District Rivers are wet from recent rainfall.For the Warburton District Rivers Catchment, only light rain was recorded in the 9 am to Thursday morning.

 

Current river levels are available from Department of Water and Environmental Regulation at www.water.wa.gov.au
For the latest flood information visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood or call 1300 659 213.

WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:


IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

  • For SES assistance call 132 500  
  • In a life threatening situation call 000  
  • For the latest flood information call 1300 659 213 or visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood        


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

Flood - Take Care for Goldfields-Midlands, Midwest-Gascoyne, Great Southern

Thu, 22/02/2018 - 11:13am
Category: Flood Alert Summary: Take care after rising water levels in rivers and streams in parts of the Goldfields-Midlands, Midwest-Gascoyne, Great Southern districts Content:

Please note changes under Flood Alert Level and Flood Details section


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


Time of issue: 11:13 AM
Date of issue: 22 February 2018

Take care after rising water levels in rivers and streams in parts of the Goldfields-Midlands, Midwest-Gascoyne, Great Southern districts.

People in Salt Lakes District Rivers should take care after rising water levels in local rivers and streams.

The Bureau of Meteorology advises the Flood Watch has been cancelled for Salt Lakes District Rivers.

WHAT TO DO:  
DFES advises you to

  • Watch for changes in water levels so you are ready if you need to act.
  • Never walk, swim or play in floodwaters as they are dangerous.
  • Avoid storm drains and pipes, ditches and ravines, as they are dangerous.
  • With water moving quickly people need to take care near rivers and streams, this includes when swimming or kayaking.
IF DRIVING:
  • Floodways and river levels may rise rapidly so be careful at crossings.
  • 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.
 

ROAD CLOSURES:

Roads have not been closed.



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. 

FLOOD DETAILS:  
As at 22/02/2018 11:00:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises areas of flooding are expected to ease in the Salt Lakes District Catchment from today.

For the 24 hours to 9 am Thursday, no significant rainfall was observed in the Salt Lakes District. No significant rainfall is forecast for the catchment area in the outlook period. 

Salt Lakes District Rivers:
Salt Lakes District River catchment is very wet but river levels and areas of flooding in the catchment are expected to ease during Thursday and Friday. However, some roads may still be impassable and some communities may remain isolated. Locations that may be affected include Carnegie, Warburton, Laverton, Cundeelee and Ilkurlka.

Current river levels are available from Department of Water and Environmental Regulation at www.water.wa.gov.au
For the latest flood information visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood or call 1300 659 213.

WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:


IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

  • For SES assistance call 132 500  
  • In a life threatening situation call 000  
  • For the latest flood information call 1300 659 213 or visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood        


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

After Storm: Cancellation for Goldfields-Midlands

Thu, 22/02/2018 - 6:55am
Category: Storm Alert Summary: Cancellation of severe weather warning for parts of the Goldfields-Midlands Content:

Please note changes to Alert level and Weather Details

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


Time of issue: 06:55 AM
Date of issue: 22 February 2018

Cancellation of severe weather warning for parts of the Goldfields-Midlands

As at 22/03/2018 04:18:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the severe weather warning in parts of the Eucla district has been cancelled.

Severe weather is no longer occurring in WA.

To date, DFES has received minimal calls for assistance.


WEATHER DETAILS:

At 22/03/2018 04:18:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised x-Tropical Cyclone Kelvin was estimated to be 90 kilometres to the east southeast of Forrest around the WA-South Australian Border, moving in a southeasterly direction and will contract into the Bight early this morning. The immediate threat of severe weather has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Some roads may be closed. 

Roads may be affected by excess rainfall and motorists should contact the respective Local Government for more information on local road conditions and closures. 

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


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.
No further updates will be issued.


END

Storm - Take Action Now for Goldfields-Midlands

Wed, 21/02/2018 - 11:26pm
Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the Goldfields-Midlands Content:

Please note changes to Weather Details

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


Time of issue: 11:26 PM
Date of issue: 21 February 2018


Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the Goldfields-Midlands

If you live in parts of the Eucla district you should take action and stay safe with severe weather to come.

Locations which may be affected include Eucla and Forrest.

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 21/02/2018 23:17:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised ex-Tropical Cyclone Kelvin was estimated to be 60 kilometres to the northwest of Forrest, moving steadily towards the south southeast. The low is expected to cause damaging winds with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour close to the system centre which could cause damage to homes and property. Heavy rainfall which may lead to flash flooding is possible over the Eucla district. Conditions will gradually ease during the early hours of Thursday morning. Flood watches and warnings are also current.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Some roads may be closed. 

Roads may be affected by excess rainfall and motorists should contact the respective Local Government for more information on local road conditions and closures. 

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


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 provided when the situation changes.


END

Storm - Take Action Now for Goldfields-Midlands

Wed, 21/02/2018 - 4:38pm
Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the Goldfields-Midlands Content:

Please note changes under Weather Details

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


Time of issue: 04:38 PM
Date of issue: 21 February 2018


Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the Goldfields-Midlands

If you live in parts of the Eucla and South Interior districts you should take action and stay safe with severe weather to come.

Locations which may be affected include Eucla and Forrest.

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 21/02/2018 16:30:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised ex-Tropical Cyclone Kelvin was estimated to be 275 kilometres to the northwest of Forrest, moving steadily towards the south southeast. The low is expected to cause damaging winds with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour close to the system centre which could cause damage to homes and property. Heavy rainfall which may lead to flash flooding is possible initially over the South Interior extending into the Eucla district by Wednesday evening. Conditions will gradually ease over northern parts of the warning area throughout the remainder of Wednesday. Flood watches and warnings are also current.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Some roads may be closed. 

Roads may be affected by excess rainfall and motorists should contact the respective Local Government for more information on local road conditions and closures. 

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


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 provided when the situation changes.


END

Flood - Take Action Now for Kimberley

Wed, 21/02/2018 - 3:54pm
Category: Flood Alert Summary: Flood - Take Action Now issued by DFES Content:


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


Time of issue: 03:54 PM
Date of issue: 21 February 2018

Take action now for Minor flooding in parts of the Kimberley districts.

People in the West Kimberley District need to take action now as Minor flooding is expected over the coming days. This includes people in Derby, Broome, Oobagooma and Beagle Bay.
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 evacuate.
  • Pack a relocation kit together with your emergency kit.
  • 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.
  • If you are a traveller do not park or camp adjacent to rivers.

IF DRIVING:

  • Floodways and river levels may rise rapidly so be careful at crossings.
  • 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.
  • If it's raining heavily and you can't see, pull over and park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears.
  • Be alert and watch for hazards on the road including stray cattle and debris.
  • Travel plans may need to be reconsidered due to unfavourable road conditions.

ROAD CLOSURES:

Gibb River Road has been closed to all vehicles between:

  • Bungarun Road turnoff to Mt Barnett  
  • Mt Barnett (west end) to Pentecost River (east end)
  • Pentecost River to Great Northern Highway

 

Great Northern Highway from ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Sandfire Roadhouse to Roebuck Roadhouse and both directions Roebuck Roadhouse to Willare Roadhouse is now OPEN to high clearance vehicles and trucks only with extreme caution. CLOSED to light vehicles, water over road Be aware of scouring and pavement damage. Road repairs in progress. Traffic management in place with speed restrictions. Delays of up to 20 minutes may be experienced.

Port Drive both directions from Archer Street to Kabbarli Road, Minyirr is open to all vehicles with caution - water over road. Other roads will also have be affected by the heavy rainfall.



Motorists should 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

Localised flooding is expected at floodways on the road network in the west Kimberley and motorists are advised to exercise caution where water is encountered over the road.

Other roads may also be affected by excess rainfall and motorists should contact the respective Local Government for more information on local road conditions and closures.

WATER:

Water Corporation is advising people not to swim, fish or recreate in Roebuck Bay or Dampier Creek in Broome until further notice as a precautionary measure following the significant amount of rain.
For further details visit :
https://www.watercorporation.com.au/about-us/news/media-statements/media-release/broome-ww-overflow-final-update

FLOOD DETAILS:  
As at 21/02/2018 10:54:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises flooding is expected to continue in West Kimberley District catchments due to heavy rainfall associated with Ex Tropical Cyclone Kelvin.

Catchment conditions in the West Kimberley River area are very wet from rainfall over the past few days with streams and rivers flowing. No significant rainfall is forecast for the catchment area in the outlook period.

West Kimberley District:
Significant flooding and areas of inundation are expected to continue in the West Kimberley District in the coming days. Rainfall over the past few days in the affected catchments has resulted in significant river rises, areas of flooding and road closures including the Great Northern Highway. Some communities may become isolated.

Current river levels are available from Department of Water and Environmental Regulation at www.water.wa.gov.au
For the latest flood information visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood or call 1300 659 213.

WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.


IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

  • For SES assistance call 132 500  
  • In a life threatening situation call 000  
  • For the latest flood information call 1300 659 213 or visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood        


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 provided when the situation changes.  

END

Flood - Take Action Now for Kimberley

Wed, 21/02/2018 - 12:12pm
Category: Flood Alert Summary: Take action now for Minor flooding in parts of the Kimberley districts Content:

Please note changes throughout


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


Time of issue: 12:12 PM
Date of issue: 21 February 2018

Take action now for Minor flooding in parts of the Kimberley districts.

People in the West Kimberley District need to take action now as Minor flooding is expected over the coming days. This includes people in Derby, Broome, Oobagooma and Beagle Bay.
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 evacuate.
  • Pack a relocation kit together with your emergency kit.
  • 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.
  • If you are a traveller do not park or camp adjacent to rivers.

IF DRIVING:

  • Floodways and river levels may rise rapidly so be careful at crossings.
  • 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.
  • If it's raining heavily and you can't see, pull over and park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears.
  • Be alert and watch for hazards on the road including stray cattle and debris.
  • Travel plans may need to be reconsidered due to unfavourable road conditions.

ROAD CLOSURES:

Gibb River Road has been closed to all vehicles between:

  • Bungarun Road turnoff to Mt Barnett  
  • Mt Barnett (west end) to Pentecost River (east end)
  • Pentecost River to Great Northern Highway

 

Great Northern Highway from ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Sandfire Roadhouse to Roebuck Roadhouse and both directions Roebuck Roadhouse to Willare Roadhouse is now OPEN to high clearance vehicles & trucks only with extreme caution. CLOSED to light vehicles water over road, be aware of scouring and pavement damage. Road repairs in progress. Traffic management in place with speed restrictions. Delays of up to 20 minutes may be experienced.

Port Drive both directions from Archer Street to Kabbarli Road, Minyirr is open to all vehicles with caution - water over road. Other roads will also have be affected by the heavy rainfall.

 



Motorists should 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

Localised flooding is expected at floodways on the road network in the west Kimberley and motorists are advised to exercise caution where water is encountered over the road.

Other roads may also be affected by excess rainfall and motorists should contact the respective Local Government for more information on local road conditions and closures.

WATER:

Water Corporation is advising people not to swim, fish or recreate in Roebuck Bay or Dampier Creek in Broome until further notice as a precautionary measure following the significant amount of rain.
For further details visit :
https://www.watercorporation.com.au/about-us/news/media-statements/media-release/wastewater-overflow-due-to-heavy-rain-in-broome

 

FLOOD DETAILS:  
As at 21/02/2018 10:54:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises flooding is expected to continue in West Kimberley District catchments due to heavy rainfall associated with Ex Tropical Cyclone Kelvin.

Catchment conditions in the West Kimberley River area are very wet from rainfall over the past few days with streams and rivers flowing. No significant rainfall is forecast for the catchment area in the outlook period.

West Kimberley District:
Significant flooding and areas of inundation are expected to continue in the West Kimberley District in the coming days. Rainfall over the past few days in the affected catchments has resulted in significant river rises, areas of flooding and road closures including the Great Northern Highway. Some communities may become isolated.

Current river levels are available from Department of Water and Environmental Regulation at www.water.wa.gov.au
For the latest flood information visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood or call 1300 659 213.

WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.


IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

  • For SES assistance call 132 500  
  • In a life threatening situation call 000  
  • For the latest flood information call 1300 659 213 or visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood        


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 provided when the situation changes.  

END

Flood - Take Action Now for Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands, Great Southern

Wed, 21/02/2018 - 11:50am
Category: Flood Alert Summary: Take action now for Moderate flooding in parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands, Great Southern districts Content:

Please note changes under Flood Details section


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


Time of issue: 11:50 AM
Date of issue: 21 February 2018

Take action now for Moderate flooding in parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands, Great Southern districts.

People in Salt Lakes District Rivers need to take action now as Moderate flooding is expected today and over the coming days. Locations which may be affected include Carnegie, Warburton, Laverton, Cundeelee and Ilkurlka.
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 evacuate.
  • Pack a relocation kit together with your emergency kit.
  • 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.
  • If you are a traveller do not park or camp adjacent to rivers.
IF DRIVING:
  • Floodways and river levels may rise rapidly so be careful at crossings.
  • 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.

ROAD CLOSURES:

Roads have not been closed.

Exercise caution on Coolgardie Esperance Highway, 12 kilometres south of Coolgardie due to water over the road. 



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. 

FLOOD DETAILS:  
As at 21/02/2018 10:53:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises Areas of flooding are expected to develop in the Salt Lakes District Catchment.

The remnants of Ex Tropical Cyclone Kelvin contracts southeastwards through the Southern Interior and into the Eucla today and early Thursday. 

In the last 24 hours to 9 am Wednesday, rainfall totals of 39 millimetres at Tropicana airport, 36 millimetres at Carnegie and 25 millimetres at Prenti Downs have been recorded.

For the 24 hours to 9 am Thursday, widespread rainfall totals of 30 to 60 millimetres are forecast for the Salt Lakes District with isolated totals of 100 millimetres possible. For the 24 hours to 9 am Friday, no significant rain is expected for the catchment. 

Salt Lakes District Rivers:
Heavy rainfall is expected to cause significant river rises, areas of flooding and adversely affect road conditions in the catchment area. Some roads may become impassable and some communities may become isolated.

Current river levels are available from Department of Water and Environmental Regulation at www.water.wa.gov.au
For the latest flood information visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood or call 1300 659 213.

WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.


IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

  • For SES assistance call 132 500  
  • In a life threatening situation call 000  
  • For the latest flood information call 1300 659 213 or visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood        


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 provided when the situation changes.  

END

Flood - Take Action Now for Goldfields-Midlands

Wed, 21/02/2018 - 11:43am
Category: Flood Alert Summary: Take action now for Minor flooding in parts of the Goldfields-Midlands districts Content:

Please note changes under Flood Details sections


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


Time of issue: 11:43 AM
Date of issue: 21 February 2018

Take action now for Minor flooding in parts of the Goldfields-Midlands districts.

People in Nullabor District Rivers need to take action now as Minor flooding is expected over the coming days. Locations which may be affected include Eucla, Rawlina, Cocklediddy, Balladonia and Caiguna.
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 evacuate.
  • Pack a relocation kit together with your emergency kit.
  • 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.
  • If you are a traveller do not park or camp adjacent to rivers.
IF DRIVING:
  • Floodways and river levels may rise rapidly so be careful at crossings.
  • 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.

ROAD CLOSURES:
Some roads may be closed due to rising flood waters.

Four wheel drive vehicles and trucks may proceed with caution.

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.

FLOOD DETAILS:  
As at 21/02/2018 10:51:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises areas of flooding are expected to develop in the Nullarbor District Rivers Catchment.The remnants of Ex TC Kelvin contracts southeastwards through the Southern Interior and into the Eucla today and early Thursday. In the last 24 hours to 9 am Wednesday, rainfall totals of 25 mm at Seemore Downs, 23 mm at Rawlinna Depot and 13 mm at red Rocks Point have been recorded.For the 24 hours to 9 am Thursday, widespread rainfall totals of 50 to 75 mm are forecast for the Nullarbor District area with isolated totals of 120 mm possible. For the 24 hours to 9 am Friday, no significant rainfall is expected.

Eucla District:

Heavy rainfall is expected to cause significant river rises, areas of flooding and adversely affect road conditions in the catchment area. Some roads may become impassable and some communities may become isolated.

Current river levels are available from Department of Water and Environmental Regulation at www.water.wa.gov.au
For the latest flood information visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood or call 1300 659 213.

WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.


IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

  • For SES assistance call 132 500  
  • In a life threatening situation call 000  
  • For the latest flood information call 1300 659 213 or visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood        


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 provided when the situation changes.  

END

Flood - Take Care for Pilbara, Midwest-Gascoyne

Wed, 21/02/2018 - 11:28am
Category: Flood Alert Summary: Take care after rising water levels in rivers and streams in parts of the Pilbara, Midwest-Gascoyne districts Content:


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


Time of issue: 11:28 AM
Date of issue: 21 February 2018

Take care after rising water levels in rivers and streams in parts of the Pilbara, Midwest-Gascoyne districts.

People in the Sandy Desert region should take care after rising water levels in local rivers and streams.

The Bureau of Meteorology advises the Flood Warning has been cancelled for Sandy Desert region.

WHAT TO DO:  
DFES advises you to

  • Watch for changes in water levels so you are ready if you need to act.
  • Never walk, swim or play in floodwaters as they are dangerous.
  • Avoid storm drains and pipes, ditches and ravines, as they are dangerous.
  • With water moving quickly people need to take care near rivers and streams, this includes when swimming or kayaking.
IF DRIVING:
  • Floodways and river levels may rise rapidly so be careful at crossings.
  • 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.
 

ROAD CLOSURES:

Roads have been closed including:

  • Marble Bar Road ​​​- Marble Bar to Nullagine - Flooding CLOSED to light vehicles and trucks - Open to high clearance 4WD's only.
  • Marble Bar Road - Nullagine to Roy Hill Village Access - Flooding CLOSED to light vehicles and trucks - Open to high clearance 4WD's only.​


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

FLOOD DETAILS:  
As at 21/02/2018 10:57:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises River levels and areas of flooding are expected to ease in the Sandy Desert Catchment from today.

For the 24 hours to 9 am Wednesday, no significant rainfall was observed in the Sandy Desert region.

No significant rainfall is forecast for the catchment area in the outlook period. 

Sandy Desert:

Sandy Desert catchment is very wet but river levels and areas of flooding in the catchment are expected to ease during Wednesday and Thursday. However, some roads may still be  impassable and some communities may remain isolated. 

Current river levels are available from Department of Water and Environmental Regulation at www.water.wa.gov.au
For the latest flood information visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood or call 1300 659 213.

WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:


IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

  • For SES assistance call 132 500  
  • In a life threatening situation call 000  
  • For the latest flood information call 1300 659 213 or visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood        


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 provided when the situation changes.  

END

Flood - Prepare for Pilbara, Goldfields-Midlands

Wed, 21/02/2018 - 11:13am
Category: Flood Alert Summary: Prepare for flooding in parts of the Pilbara and Goldfields-Midlands districts Content:


Please note changes to Weather Details section


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


Time of issue: 11:13 AM
Date of issue: 21 February 2018

Prepare for flooding in parts of the Pilbara, Goldfields-Midlands districts.


People in Warburton District Rivers should prepare for possible Minor flooding expected over the coming days. Flooding is likely to affect areas west of the South Australian border in the Warburton District Rivers.

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 evacuate
  • 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.

ROAD CLOSURES:

Roads have not been closed.



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. 

FLOOD DETAILS:  
As at 21/02/2018 10:50:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises areas of flooding may develop in the Warburton District Rivers during Wednesday and over the coming days due to significant rainfall associated with Ex Tropical Cyclone Kelvin and a low pressure trough moving through southern areas ahead of Ex Tropical Cyclone Kelvin. The remnants of Ex TC Kelvin contracts southeastwards through the Southern Interior and into the Eucla today and early Thursday. The catchment conditions in the Warburton District Rivers are relatively wet from recent rainfall. For the Warburton District Rivers Catchment, rainfall totals of 50 to 70 mm with higher isolated of 120 mm are forecast for the 24 hours to 9 am Thursday. No significant rainfall is forecast for the 24 hours to 9 am Friday.

 

Forecast rainfall in the affected catchment is expected to result in river rises, areas of flooding and may adversely affect road conditions. Some roads may become impassable and some communities may become isolated.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Warburton District Rivers

Flood warnings have been issued for the West Kimberley Rivers, Salt Lake District Rivers and Nullarbor District Rivers catchments. 

Current river levels are available from Department of Water and Environmental Regulation at www.water.wa.gov.au
For the latest flood information visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood or call 1300 659 213.

WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.


IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

  • For SES assistance call 132 500  
  • In a life threatening situation call 000  
  • For the latest flood information call 1300 659 213 or visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood        


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 provided when the situation changes.  

END

Storm - Take Action Now for Goldfields-Midlands

Wed, 21/02/2018 - 9:16am
Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the Goldfields-Midlands Content:

Please note changes under Alert Area and Weather Details

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


Time of issue: 09:16 AM
Date of issue: 21 February 2018


Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the Goldfields-Midlands

If you live in parts of the Eucla and South Interior districts you should take action and stay safe with severe weather to come.

Locations which may be affected include Eucla and Forrest.

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 21/02/2018 08:30:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised ex-Tropical Cyclone Kelvin was estimated to be 185 kilometres to the southwest of Warburton, moving steadily towards the south southeast. The low is expected to cause damaging winds with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour close to the system centre which could cause damage to homes and property. Heavy rainfall which may lead to flash flooding is possible initially over the South Interior extending into the Eucla district by Wednesday afternoon. Conditions will gradually ease over northern parts of the warning area throughout Wednesday. Flood watches and warnings are also current.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Some roads may be closed. 

Roads may be affected by excess rainfall and motorists should contact the respective Local Government for more information on local road conditions and closures. 

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


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 provided when the situation changes.


END

After Storm: Cancellation for Pilbara

Wed, 21/02/2018 - 6:53am
Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands Content:

Please note cancellation area and changes to weather details section

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


Time of issue: 06:53 AM
Date of issue: 21 February 2018


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

If you live in the South Interior and parts of the Eucla districts you should take action and stay safe with severe weather to come.

Locations which may be affected include Carnegie and Warburton.

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

Cancellation of severe weather warning for parts of the Pilbara

As at 21/02/2018 16:37:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the severe weather warning for the North Interior district has been cancelled.

Severe weather is no longer occurring in the North Interior district.

To date, DFES has received minimal calls for assistance.


WEATHER DETAILS:

At 21/02/2018 16:37:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised ex-Tropical Cyclone Kelvin was estimated to be 180 kilometres to the east southeast of Carnegie, and 205 kilometres to the west of Warburton, moving slowly towards the south southeast. The low is expected to cause widespread damaging winds with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour which could cause damage to homes and property. The strongest winds will be in areas close to the low centre, initially about northern parts of the South Interior then extending southward during Wednesday morning. Heavy rainfall which may lead to flash flooding is possible over the warning area. Conditions will ease over northern parts of the warning area during Wednesday morning. Flood watches and warnings are also current.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Some roads may be closed. 

Roads may be affected by excess rainfall and motorists should contact the respective Local Government for more information on local road conditions and closures. 

If you need to drive please consider the following:

  • Travel plans may need to be reconsidered due to unfavourable road conditions.
  • If it’s raining heavily and you can’t see, pull over and park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears.
  • Be alert and watch for hazards on the road including stray cattle and debris.
  • Take care at crossings and floodways as river levels may rise rapidly.
  • Do not drive into water of unknown depth or velocity.
  • Exercise caution in flooded areas and take care when driving on gravel roads. Surfaces may be slippery or muddy and vehicles could become bogged.


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


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 provided when the situation changes.


END

Storm - Take Action Now for Pilbara, Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands

Tue, 20/02/2018 - 11:21pm
Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the Pilbara, Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands Content:

Please note changes to affected areas and weather details section

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


Time of issue: 11:21 PM
Date of issue: 20 February 2018


Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the Pilbara, Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands

If you live in the South Interior and parts of the North Interior districts you should take action and stay safe with severe weather to come.

Locations which may be affected include Carnegie and Warburton.

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 20/02/2018 22:38:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised ex-Tropical Cyclone Kelvin was estimated to be 135 kilometres to the east southeast of Carnegie, and 235 kilometres to the west of Warburton, moving slowly towards the south southeast. The low is expected to cause widespread damaging winds with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour which could cause damage to homes and property. The strongest winds will be in areas close to the low centre, initially about northern parts of the South Interior then extending southward during Wednesday morning. Heavy rainfall which may lead to flash flooding is possible over the warning area. Conditions will ease over northern parts of the warning area during Wednesday morning. Flood watches and warnings are also current.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Some roads may be closed. 

Localised flooding is expected at floodways on the road network in the East Pilbara. Motorists are advised to exercise caution where water is encountered over the road. 

Other roads may also be affected by excess rainfall and motorists should contact the respective Local Government for more information on local road conditions and closures. 

If you need to drive please consider the following:

  • Travel plans may need to be reconsidered due to unfavourable road conditions.
  • If it’s raining heavily and you can’t see, pull over and park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears.
  • Be alert and watch for hazards on the road including stray cattle and debris.
  • Take care at crossings and floodways as river levels may rise rapidly.
  • Do not drive into water of unknown depth or velocity.
  • Exercise caution in flooded areas and take care when driving on gravel roads. Surfaces may be slippery or muddy and vehicles could become bogged.


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


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 provided when the situation changes.


END

Structure Fire All Clear for western parts of Bibra Lake in Perth Metropolitan

Tue, 20/02/2018 - 10:58pm
Category: Other Alert Summary: Structure Fire All Clear for western parts of Bibra Lake in the City of Cockburn Content:

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

Please note changes to Alert Level and What Firefighters are Doing sections

Time of issue: 10:58 PM
Date of issue: 20 February 2018

Structure Fire All Clear for western parts of Bibra Lake in the City of Cockburn

ALERT LEVEL
A Structure Fire All Clear is current for people in western parts of Bibra Lake in the City of Cockburn.

The Structure Fire on Sphinx Way near the intersection of Horus Bend in Bibra Lake in the City of Cockburn has now been made safe. The fire has been extinguished.

WHAT TO DO:  

  • People in the area will no longer be impacted by the structure fire. 

DETAILS:

ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

Roads have not been closed.
Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel.

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

 

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene.
  • The Department of Environment and Regulation Pollution Response Unit have provided technical support to DFES. 

 

EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The incident was reported at 20/02/2018 19:24:00.
  • The cause of the incident is unknown

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 provided.

END 

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