EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings

Hazmat General Warning for KUNUNURRA in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

Category: Hazmat Alert Summary: HAZMAT Fire in KUNUNURRA in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY Content:

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

This is a new alert


Time of issue: 10:43 AM
Date of issue: 17 June 2020

HAZMAT Fire in KUNUNURRA in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.

There is a HAZMAT Fire on BANDICOOT DR near the intersection of RIVER GUM AVENUE in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

The fire is currently producing large amounts of black smoke. Crews are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.

People in the townsite of KUNUNURRA may be impacted by the smoke.

WHAT TO DO:

  • As a precautionary measure, people in the area should remain inside, out of the smoke or fumes, with doors and windows closed. Air conditioners should also be switched off.
  • People should stay away from the area. If you are already in the area take advice from emergency services personnel.
  • People with medical concerns should contact their local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
Some roads may be 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 from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene.


KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

Updates will be issued if further information becomes available.


END

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

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

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

Please note there are no changes to the previous alert


Time of issue: 09:10 AM
Date of issue: 17 June 2020


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

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


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


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 17/06/2020 04:46:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a cold front will move across the southwest of the State during Wednesday. DAMAGING WINDS averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts to around 100 km/h are possible within the warning area and could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY. DAMAGING WINDS are expected to develop about the Southwest Capes from 8am and extend eastwards during Wednesday reaching southwest of a line from Mandurah to Albany around midday. Showers and thunderstorms with the front are expected to be gusty and produce moderate rainfall. Tides will be higher than expected between Mandurah and Bremer Bay. DAMAGING SURF CONDITIONS which could cause BEACH EROSION are likely to develop during Wednesday afternoon between Mandurah and Walpole, extending to Geraldton to Albany during Thursday.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

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

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


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.


IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


END

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

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

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

Please note there are no changes to the previous alert


Time of issue: 07:47 AM
Date of issue: 17 June 2020


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

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


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


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 17/06/2020 04:46:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a cold front will move across the southwest of the State during Wednesday. DAMAGING WINDS averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts to around 100 km/h are possible within the warning area and could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY. DAMAGING WINDS are expected to develop about the Southwest Capes from 8am and extend eastwards during Wednesday reaching southwest of a line from Mandurah to Albany around midday. Showers and thunderstorms with the front are expected to be gusty and produce moderate rainfall. Tides will be higher than expected between Mandurah and Bremer Bay. DAMAGING SURF CONDITIONS which could cause BEACH EROSION are likely to develop during Wednesday afternoon between Mandurah and Walpole, extending to Geraldton to Albany during Thursday.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

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

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


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.


IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


END

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

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

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

Please note this Alert has been upgraded to Take Action Now


Time of issue: 10:29 PM
Date of issue: 16 June 2020


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

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


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


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 16/06/2020 22:11:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a cold front will move across the southwest of the State during Wednesday. DAMAGING WINDS averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts to around 100 km/h are possible within the warning area and could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY. DAMAGING WINDS are expected to develop about the Southwest Capes from 8am and extend eastwards during Wednesday reaching southwest of a line from Mandurah to Albany around midday. Showers and thunderstorms with the front are expected to be gusty and produce moderate rainfall. Tides will be higher than expected between Mandurah and Bremer Bay. DAMAGING SURF CONDITIONS which could cause BEACH EROSION are likely to develop during Wednesday afternoon between Mandurah and Walpole, extending to Geraldton to Albany during Thursday.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

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

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


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.


IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


END

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

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

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

This is a new alert


Time of issue: 02:36 PM
Date of issue: 16 June 2020

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


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


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

WHAT TO DO:
DFES has these tips to help you and your family get ready now:

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

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


WEATHER DETAILS:
At 16/06/2020 14:22:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised A cold front will move across the southwest of the State during Wednesday. DAMAGING WINDS averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts to around 100 km/h are possible within the warning area and could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY. DAMAGING WINDS are expected to develop about the Southwest Capes from 8am and extend eastwards during Wednesday reaching southwest of a line from Mandurah to Albany around midday. Showers and thunderstorms with the front are expected to be gusty and produce moderate rainfall. Tides will be higher than expected between Mandurah and Bremer Bay. DAMAGING SURF CONDITIONS which could cause BEACH EROSION are likely to develop during Wednesday afternoon between Mandurah and Walpole, extending to Geraldton to Albany during Thursday


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

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

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


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.


IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


END

After Storm: Cancellation for Perth Metropolitan, Midwest-Gascoyne, Great Southern, South West, Lower South West

Category: Storm Alert Summary: Cancellation of showers and thunderstorms warning for parts of the Perth Metropolitan, Midwest-Gascoyne, Great Southern, South West, Lower South West Content:

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

Please note this severe weather warning is now Cancelled


Time of issue: 10:55 AM
Date of issue: 11 June 2020

Cancellation of showers and thunderstorms warning for parts of the Perth Metropolitan, Midwest-Gascoyne, Great Southern, South West, Lower South West
As at 11/06/2020 10:37:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the showers and thunderstorms warning the Central West, Lower West and South West districts has been cancelled.

Severe weather is no longer occurring in WA.

WHAT TO DO:
Now the showers and thunderstorms has passed, DFES advises you to:

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


WEATHER DETAILS:
At 11/06/2020 10:37:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised severe weather is no longer occurring in WA. Showers will continue across southwest WA during today, however the risk of heavy rainfall has passed. The situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary. In the 24 hours from 9:00am Wednesday to 9:00am Thursday the following rainfall totals have been observed: Dardanup - 57.8 millimetres, Brunswick Junction - 51.4 millimetres, Ferguson Valley - 51 millimetres, Newlands - 47.4 millimetres, Bunbury - 38.2 millimetres.


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 from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting your local Shire.


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.
  • Emergency services have answered more than 22 calls for help since since 8am on Wednesday.
  • State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers respond on a priority basis and people are asked to remain patient.


IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

No further updates will be issued.


END

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

Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with showers and thunderstorms coming in parts of the Perth Metropolitan, Midwest-Gascoyne, Great Southern, South West and Lower South West Content:

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

Please note changes under Weather Details and Damage sections


Time of issue: 08:04 AM
Date of issue: 11 June 2020


Take action with showers and thunderstorms coming in parts of the Perth Metropolitan, Midwest-Gascoyne, Great Southern, South West, Lower South West

If you live in the Lower West, South West and parts of the Central West districts you should take action and stay safe with showers and thunderstorms to come.


Locations which may be affected include Bunbury, Busselton, Mandurah, Manjimup, Margaret River and Perth.


This is typical weather for this time of year but rainfall may cause damage to property and make road conditions hazardous.


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 11/06/2020 07:42:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised the passage of a cold front over southwest WA during Thursday morning will produce showers and thunderstorms with the potential for heavy rainfall. Thunderstorms and showers are currently moving through the warning area, and this activity could result in HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to localised FLASH FLOODING. Heavy rainfall is expected to ease by 11am Thursday. The passage of the front may also produce squally thunderstorms during Thursday morning. Tides will be higher then expected in coastal parts of the warning area. In the 12 hours from 7:30pm Wednesday to 7:30am Thursday the following rainfall totals have been observed:Dardanup - 55mmBrunswick Junction - 51mmFerguson Valley - 47mm


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 from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting your local Shire.


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.
  • Emergency services have answered more than 8 calls for help since since 8am on Wednesday.
  • State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers respond on a priority basis and people are asked to remain patient.


IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


END

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

Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with showers and thunderstorms coming in parts of the Perth Metropolitan, Midwest-Gascoyne, Great Southern, South West and Lower South West Content:

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

Please note changes under Weather Details section


Time of issue: 05:14 AM
Date of issue: 11 June 2020


Take action with showers and thunderstorms coming in parts of the Perth Metropolitan, Midwest-Gascoyne, Great Southern, South West, Lower South West

If you live in the Lower West, South West and parts of the Central West districts you should take action and stay safe with showers and thunderstorms to come.


Locations which may be affected include Bunbury, Busselton, Mandurah, Manjimup, Margaret River and Perth.


This is typical weather for this time of year but rainfall may cause damage to property and make road conditions hazardous.


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 11/06/2020 04:55:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised the passage of a cold front over southwest WA during Thursday morning will produce showers and thunderstorms with the potential for heavy rainfall. Thunderstorms and showers are currently moving through the warning area, and this activity could result in HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to localised FLASH FLOODING. Heavy rainfall is expected to ease by 11am Thursday. The passage of the front may also produce squally thunderstorms during Thursday morning. Tides will be higher then expected in coastal parts of the warning area.


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 from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting your local Shire.


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.


IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


END

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

Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with showers and thunderstorms coming in parts of the Perth Metropolitan, Midwest-Gascoyne, Great Southern, South West and Lower South West Content:

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

Please note Severe Weather is expected to impact affected areas on Thursday morning. There are changes under Weather Details section and throughout


Time of issue: 11:10 PM
Date of issue: 10 June 2020


Take action with showers and thunderstorms coming in parts of the Perth Metropolitan, Midwest-Gascoyne, Great Southern, South West, Lower South West

If you live in the Lower West, South West and parts of the Central West districts you should take action and stay safe with showers and thunderstorms to come.


Locations which may be affected include Bunbury, Busselton, Mandurah, Manjimup, Margaret River and Perth.


This is typical weather for this time of year but rainfall may cause damage to property and make road conditions hazardous.


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 10/06/2020 22:40:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised the passage of a slow moving cold front over southwest WA during Thursday morning will produce showers and thunderstorms with the potential for heavy rainfall. HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to localised FLASH FLOODING may develop over the Southwest Capes from about 2am Thursday morning, extending to coastal parts between Jurien Bay and Augusta, including Perth, between 5am and 8am and remaining parts of the warning area between 8am and 10am. Heavy rainfall is expected to ease by around midday Thursday. The passage of the front may also produce squally thunderstorms during Thursday morning. Tides will be higher then expected in coastal parts of the warning area.


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 from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting your local Shire.


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.


IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


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

Category: Storm Alert Summary: Get ready now for showers and thunderstorms in parts of the Perth Metropolitan, Midwest-Gascoyne, Great Southern, South West, Lower South West Content:

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

This is a new alert


Time of issue: 03:45 PM
Date of issue: 10 June 2020

Get ready now for showers and thunderstorms in parts of the Perth Metropolitan, Midwest-Gascoyne, Great Southern, South West, Lower South West
If you live in the Lower West, South West and parts of Central West districts you need to get ready now for the showers and thunderstorms coming early tomorrow morning.


Locations which may be affected include Bunbury, Busselton, Mandurah, Manjimup, Margaret River, Perth, Dunsborough, Gingin, Harvey, Jurien Bay, Lancelin and Yanchep.


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

WHAT TO DO:
DFES has these tips to help you and your family get ready now:

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

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


WEATHER DETAILS:
At 10/06/2020 15:17:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised the passage of a slow moving cold front over southwest WA during Thursday morning will produce showers and thunderstorms with the potential for heavy rainfall. HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to localised FLASH FLOODING may develop over the Southwest Capes from about 2am Thursday morning, extending to coastal parts between Jurien Bay and Augusta, including Perth, between 5am and 8am and remaining parts of the warning area between 8am and 10am. Heavy rainfall is expected to ease by around midday Thursday. The passage of the front may also produce squally thunderstorms during Thursday morning. Tides will be higher then expected in coastal parts of the warning area.


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 from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting your local Shire.


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.


IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


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Smoke Alert Advice for for people in the vicinity of Warwick and Greenwood in the CITY OF JOONDALUP in Perth Metropolitan

Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for people in the vicinity of Warwick and Greenwood in the CITY OF JOONDALUP Content:

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

This is a new alert


Time of issue: 06:27 PM
Date of issue: 09 June 2020


Smoke Alert for people in the vicinity of Warwick and Greenwood in the CITY OF JOONDALUP

  • A Smoke Alert has been issued for people travelling along Wanneroo Road, Erindale Road, Warwick Road, Beach Road, Lloyd Drive and surrounding areas in Warwick and Greenwood in the CITY OF JOONDALUP.
  • The smoke is the result of prescribed burning being carried out in the area.
  • The smoke is expected to clear by tomorrow morning. 


WHAT TO DO:

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


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.


Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting yourlocal government. 


KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

No further updates will be issued unless the situation changes.


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Smoke Alert Advice for for people travelling along Narra Tarra-Moonyoonooka Road in EAST CHAPMAN in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON in Midwest-Gascoyne

Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for people travelling along Narra Tarra-Moonyoonooka Road in EAST CHAPMAN in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON Content:

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

This is a new alert


Time of issue: 01:16 PM
Date of issue: 09 June 2020


Smoke Alert for people travelling along Narra Tarra-Moonyoonooka Road in EAST CHAPMAN in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON

  • A Smoke Alert has been issued for people travelling along Narra Tarra-Moonyoonooka Road and surrounding areas in EAST CHAPMAN in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON 
  • The smoke is the result of a bushfire burning in the area.
  • The smoke is expected to clear later today.


WHAT TO DO:

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


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.


Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the City of Greater Geraldton.


KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

No further updates will be issued unless the situation changes.


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Smoke Alert Advice for Boya, Helena Valley and Darlington in Metro North East, Metro South East

Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for Boya, Helena Valley and Darlington in the Shire of Mundaring Content:

The following information has been issued by the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions


Time of issue: 10:57 AM
Date of issue: 09 June 2020

Smoke Alert for Boya, Helena Valley and Darlington in the Shire of Mundaring

The Parks and Wildlife Service has issued a Smoke Alert for Boya, Helena Valley and Darlington in the Shire of Mundaring

The smoke is the result of a prescribed burn being carried out in the area today by the Parks and Wildlife Service and is expected to clear overnight.

WHAT TO DO:

  • If the smoke is particularly thick, it is recommended people shut doors and windows and turn off air-conditioners.
  • Smoke may reduce visibility on some roads and motorists should take care, turn on headlights and travel at appropriate speeds when travelling in these areas.
  • People with asthma and pre-existing respiratory or cardiovascular illnesses should follow their pre-prepared treatment plan.
  • People with conditions exacerbated by smoke should take precautions in line with their medical advice for these circumstances.

KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow us on Twitter or Facebook, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news updates.


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Smoke Alert Advice for Martin and surrounds in Metro South East

Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for Martin and surrounds in the City of Gosnells Content:

The following information has been issued by the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions


Time of issue: 10:52 AM
Date of issue: 09 June 2020

Smoke Alert for Martin and surrounds in the City of Gosnells

The Parks and Wildlife Service has issued a Smoke Alert for Martin and surrounds in the City of Gosnells

The smoke is the result of a prescribed burn being carried out today by Parks and Wildlife Service and is expected to clear overnight.

WHAT TO DO:

  • If the smoke is particularly thick, it is recommended people shut doors and windows and turn off air-conditioners.
  • Smoke may reduce visibility on some roads and motorists should take care, turn on headlights and travel at appropriate speeds when travelling in these areas.
  • People with asthma and pre-existing respiratory or cardiovascular illnesses should follow their pre-prepared treatment plan.
  • People with conditions exacerbated by smoke should take precautions in line with their medical advice for these circumstances.

KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow us on Twitter or Facebook, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news updates.


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Hazmat Controlled Contained for Mount Barker in PLANTAGENET

Category: Hazmat Alert Summary: Structure Fire in Mount Barker in PLANTAGENET Content:

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


Time of issue: 09:12 AM
Date of issue: 07 June 2020

Structure Fire in Mount Barker in PLANTAGENET.

The Structure Fire in MOUNT BARKER no longer a threat

WHAT TO DO:

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


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 from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the Shire of Plantagenet.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are clearing the area and leaving the scene..


KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

No further updates will be issued.


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Hazmat General Warning for Mount Barker in PLANTAGENET

Category: Hazmat Alert Summary: Structure Fire in Mount Barker in PLANTAGENET Content:

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


Time of issue: 06:23 AM
Date of issue: 07 June 2020

Structure Fire in Mount Barker in PLANTAGENET.

There is a structure fire on Dean Street in Mount Barker in PLANTAGENET

A residential property on Dean street is on fire, blowing potentially hazardous smoke in a westerly direction towards Albany Highway

People on Dean Street to the east, Ormond Road to the south, Albany Highway to the west, Nunarrup Street to the north in Mount Barker may be impacted by hazardous smoke.

the house contains asbestos

WHAT TO DO:

  • As a precautionary measure, people in the area should remain inside, out of the smoke or fumes, with doors and windows closed. Air conditioners should also be switched off.
  • People should stay away from the area. If you are already in the area take advice from emergency services personnel.
  • People with medical concerns should contact their local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.


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 from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the Shire of Plantagenet.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene, fighting the fire.
  • WA Police are providing support to DFES.


KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

Updates will be issued if further information becomes available.


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Smoke Alert Advice for Kalamunda and surrounds in Metro South East, Metro North East

Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for Kalamunda and surrounds in the Perth Metropolitan area Content:

The following information has been issued by the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions


Time of issue: 11:32 AM
Date of issue: 06 June 2020

Smoke Alert for Kalamunda and surrounds in the Perth Metropolitan area

The Parks and Wildlife Service has issued a Smoke Alert for Kalamunda and surrounds in the Perth Metropolitan area

The smoke is due to a Parks and Wildlife Service burn in Kalamunda National Park. The smoke is expected to clear by tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon.

WHAT TO DO:

  • If the smoke is particularly thick, it is recommended people shut doors and windows and turn off air-conditioners.
  • Smoke may reduce visibility on some roads and motorists should take care, turn on headlights and travel at appropriate speeds when travelling in these areas.
  • People with asthma and pre-existing respiratory or cardiovascular illnesses should follow their pre-prepared treatment plan.
  • People with conditions exacerbated by smoke should take precautions in line with their medical advice for these circumstances.

KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow us on Twitter or Facebook, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news updates.


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Smoke Alert Advice for Kalamunda and surrounds in Metro South East, Metro North East

Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for Kalamunda and surrounds in the Perth Metropolitan area Content:

The following information has been issued by the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions


Time of issue: 02:26 PM
Date of issue: 05 June 2020

Smoke Alert for Kalamunda and surrounds in the Perth Metropolitan area

The Parks and Wildlife Service has issued a Smoke Alert for Kalamunda and surrounds in the Perth Metropolitan area

The smoke is due to a Parks and Wildlife Service burn in Kalamunda National Park. The smoke is expected to clear by tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon.

WHAT TO DO:

  • If the smoke is particularly thick, it is recommended people shut doors and windows and turn off air-conditioners.
  • Smoke may reduce visibility on some roads and motorists should take care, turn on headlights and travel at appropriate speeds when travelling in these areas.
  • People with asthma and pre-existing respiratory or cardiovascular illnesses should follow their pre-prepared treatment plan.
  • People with conditions exacerbated by smoke should take precautions in line with their medical advice for these circumstances.

KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow us on Twitter or Facebook, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news updates.


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Smoke Alert Advice for Kalamunda and Gooseberry Hill in Metro South East, Metro North East

Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for Kalamunda and Gooseberry Hill in the City of Kalamunda Content:

The following information has been issued by the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions


Time of issue: 09:13 AM
Date of issue: 05 June 2020

Smoke Alert for Kalamunda and Gooseberry Hill in the City of Kalamunda

The Parks and Wildlife Service has issued a Smoke Alert for Kalamunda and Gooseberry Hill in the City of Kalamunda

The smoke is due to a Parks and Wildlife Service burn in Kalamunda National Park. The smoke is expected to clear by tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon.

WHAT TO DO:

  • If the smoke is particularly thick, it is recommended people shut doors and windows and turn off air-conditioners.
  • Smoke may reduce visibility on some roads and motorists should take care, turn on headlights and travel at appropriate speeds when travelling in these areas.
  • People with asthma and pre-existing respiratory or cardiovascular illnesses should follow their pre-prepared treatment plan.
  • People with conditions exacerbated by smoke should take precautions in line with their medical advice for these circumstances.

KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow us on Twitter or Facebook, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news updates.


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Smoke Alert Advice for Kalamunda and Gooseberry Hill in Metro North East, Metro South East

Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for Kalamunda and Gooseberry Hill in the City of Kalamunda Content:

The following information has been issued by the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions


Time of issue: 09:43 AM
Date of issue: 04 June 2020

Smoke Alert for Kalamunda and Gooseberry Hill in the City of Kalamunda

The Parks and Wildlife Service has issued a Smoke Alert for Kalamunda and Gooseberry Hill in the City of Kalamunda.

The smoke is due to a Parks and Wildlife Service prescribed burn in Kalamunda National Park. The smoke is expected to clear by tomorrow (Friday) afternoon.

WHAT TO DO:

  • If the smoke is particularly thick, it is recommended people shut doors and windows and turn off air-conditioners.
  • Smoke may reduce visibility on some roads and motorists should take care, turn on headlights and travel at appropriate speeds when travelling in these areas.
  • People with asthma and pre-existing respiratory or cardiovascular illnesses should follow their pre-prepared treatment plan.
  • People with conditions exacerbated by smoke should take precautions in line with their medical advice for these circumstances.

KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow us on Twitter or Facebook, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news updates.


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