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Bushfire Advice for people travelling along the Gibb River Road in KING LEOPOLD RANGE CONSERVATION PARK in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for people travelling along the Gibb River Road in KING LEOPOLD RANGE CONSERVATION PARK in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY Content:

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

Please note changes under Recreation Site Closures


Time of issue: 10:15 AM
Date of issue: 05 September 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for people travelling along the Gibb River Road in KING LEOPOLD RANGE CONSERVATION PARK in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along the Gibb River Road in the vicinity of March Fly Glen day use area in KING LEOPOLD RANGE CONSERVATION PARK in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.

  • There is no threat to lives or homes.
  • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
  • The fire started 7km west of the Silent Grove turnoff in KING LEOPOLD RANGE CONSERVATION PARK

WHAT TO DO:

    If driving

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

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • It is out of control and unpredictable.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Roads have not been closed.

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

    Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.

    Recreation Site Closures:

    • Lennard River Gorge day use area and Lennard River Gorge walk trail are closed until further notice.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 03:09 PM on 1 September 2019.
    • Currently there has been 12,000 hectares burnt.
    • The cause of the fire is unknown.
    • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


    KEEP UP TO DATE:

    Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
    The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


    END

    Smoke Alert Advice for for the north-eastern parts of KATANNING in the Shire of Katanning in Great Southern

    Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for the north-eastern parts of KATANNING in the Shire of Katanning Content:

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


    Time of issue: 08:01 AM
    Date of issue: 05 September 2019


    Smoke Alert for the north-eastern parts of KATANNING in the Shire of Katanning

    • A Smoke Alert has been issued for people travelling along Charles Street and surrounding areas in Katanning in the Shire of Katanning.
    • The smoke is the result of a structure fire 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:

    Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
    A number of roads have been closed including:

    • Charles Street

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


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


    END

    Bushfire Advice for people travelling along the Gibb River Road in KING LEOPOLD RANGE CONSERVATION PARK in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for people travelling along the Gibb River Road in KING LEOPOLD RANGE CONSERVATION PARK in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY Content:

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

    There is no change to the previous alert


    Time of issue: 03:44 PM
    Date of issue: 04 September 2019


    Bushfire ADVICE for people travelling along the Gibb River Road in KING LEOPOLD RANGE CONSERVATION PARK in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along the Gibb River Road in the vicinity of March Fly Glen day use area in KING LEOPOLD RANGE CONSERVATION PARK in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.

    • There is no threat to lives or homes.
    • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
    • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
    • The fire started 7km west of the Silent Grove turnoff in KING LEOPOLD RANGE CONSERVATION PARK

    WHAT TO DO:

      If driving

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • It is out of control and unpredictable.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      Roads have not been closed.

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

      Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are on the scene, monitoring the situation.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 03:09 PM on 1 September 2019.
      • Currently there has been 11,000 hectares burnt.
      • The cause of the fire is unknown.
      • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END

      Bushfire Advice for people travelling along the Gibb River Road in KING LEOPOLD RANGE CONSERVATION PARK in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for people travelling along the Gibb River Road in KING LEOPOLD RANGE CONSERVATION PARK in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY Content:

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

      Please note changes under Extra Information


      Time of issue: 09:15 AM
      Date of issue: 04 September 2019


      Bushfire ADVICE for people travelling along the Gibb River Road in KING LEOPOLD RANGE CONSERVATION PARK in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along the Gibb River Road in the vicinity of March Fly Glen day use area in KING LEOPOLD RANGE CONSERVATION PARK in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.

      • There is no threat to lives or homes.
      • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
      • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
      • The fire started 7km west of the Silent Grove turnoff in KING LEOPOLD RANGE CONSERVATION PARK

      WHAT TO DO:

        If driving

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

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

        • It is out of control and unpredictable.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Roads have not been closed.

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

        Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are on the scene, monitoring the situation.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 03:09 PM on 1 September 2019.
        • Currently there has been 11,000 hectares burnt.
        • The cause of the fire is unknown.
        • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


        KEEP UP TO DATE:

        Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
        The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


        END

        Bushfire Advice for people travelling along the Gibb River Road in KING LEOPOLD RANGE CONSERVATION PARK in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for people travelling along the Gibb River Road in KING LEOPOLD RANGE CONSERVATION PARK in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY Content:

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

        There is no change to the previous alert


        Time of issue: 03:49 PM
        Date of issue: 03 September 2019


        Bushfire ADVICE for people travelling along the Gibb River Road in KING LEOPOLD RANGE CONSERVATION PARK in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along the Gibb River Road in the vicinity of March Fly Glen day use area in KING LEOPOLD RANGE CONSERVATION PARK in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.

        • There is no threat to lives or homes.
        • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
        • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
        • The fire started 7km west of the Silent Grove turnoff in KING LEOPOLD RANGE CONSERVATION PARK

        WHAT TO DO:

          If driving

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

          BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

          • It is out of control and unpredictable.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          Roads have not been closed.

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

          Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are on the scene, monitoring the situation.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 03:09 PM on 1 September 2019.
          • Currently there has been 2000 hectares burnt.
          • The cause of the fire is unknown.
          • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


          KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


          END

          Bushfire Advice for people travelling along the Gibb River Road in KING LEOPOLD RANGE CONSERVATION PARK in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for people travelling along the Gibb River Road in KING LEOPOLD RANGE CONSERVATION PARK in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY Content:

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

          There is no change to the previous alert


          Time of issue: 09:27 AM
          Date of issue: 03 September 2019


          Bushfire ADVICE for people travelling along the Gibb River Road in KING LEOPOLD RANGE CONSERVATION PARK in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along the Gibb River Road in the vicinity of March Fly Glen day use area in KING LEOPOLD RANGE CONSERVATION PARK in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.

          • There is no threat to lives or homes.
          • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
          • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
          • The fire started 7km west of the Silent Grove turnoff in KING LEOPOLD RANGE CONSERVATION PARK

          WHAT TO DO:

            If driving

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

            BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

            • It is out of control and unpredictable.


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

            Roads have not been closed.

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

            Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are on the scene, monitoring the situation.


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 03:09 PM on 1 September 2019.
            • Currently there has been 2000 hectares burnt.
            • The cause of the fire is unknown.
            • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


            KEEP UP TO DATE:

            Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
            The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


            END

            Bushfire Advice for people travelling along the Gibb River Road in KING LEOPOLD RANGE CONSERVATION PARK in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for people travelling along the Gibb River Road in KING LEOPOLD RANGE CONSERVATION PARK in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY Content:

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

            There is no change to the previous alert


            Time of issue: 03:18 PM
            Date of issue: 02 September 2019


            Bushfire ADVICE for people travelling along the Gibb River Road in KING LEOPOLD RANGE CONSERVATION PARK in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

            ALERT LEVEL:

            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along the Gibb River Road in the vicinity of March Fly Glen day use area in KING LEOPOLD RANGE CONSERVATION PARK in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.

            • There is no threat to lives or homes.
            • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
            • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
            • The fire started 7km west of the Silent Grove turnoff in KING LEOPOLD RANGE CONSERVATION PARK

            WHAT TO DO:

              If driving

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

              BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

              • It is out of control and unpredictable.


              ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

              Roads have not been closed.

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

              Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are on the scene, monitoring the situation.


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 03:09 PM on 1 September 2019.
              • Currently there has been 2000 hectares burnt.
              • The cause of the fire is unknown.
              • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


              KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


              END

              Bushfire All Clear for the southern part of Kununurra in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley

              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for the southern part of Kununurra in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley Content:

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

              Please note changes under Alert Level section


              Time of issue: 02:02 PM
              Date of issue: 02 September 2019


              Bushfire ALL CLEAR for the southern part of Kununurra in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley

              ALERT LEVEL:

              An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people travelling along or near Livistona Street and Ghost Gum Street in Kununurra in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley.

              • The bushfire is no longer impacting the community in this area.
              • Firefighters will monitor the area for the rest of the day.
              • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.
              WHAT TO DO:
              • Drive slowly and with caution due to smoke and emergency services personnel working in the area.


              ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

              Roads have not been closed.

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

              Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are monitoring the area for the rest of the day..


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 01:55 PM on 1 September 2019.
              • DFES is managing the fire.

              KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


              END

              Smoke Alert Advice for for the western part of MUNDRABILLA in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS in Goldfields-Midlands

              Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for the western part of MUNDRABILLA in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS Content:

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

              This is a new alert


              Time of issue: 10:58 AM
              Date of issue: 02 September 2019


              Smoke Alert for the western part of MUNDRABILLA in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

              • A Smoke Alert has been issued for people travelling along the Eyre Highway 40 kilometres west of the MUNDRABILLA ROADHOUSE in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS.
              • The smoke affects about four kilometres of the road.
              • The smoke is the result of a bushfire in the area.
              • The smoke is expected to clear over coming days.


              WHAT TO DO:

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


              ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

              Roads have not been closed.


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


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


              END

              Bushfire Advice for the southern part of Kununurra in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley

              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the southern part of Kununurra in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley Content:

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

              There is no change to the previous alert


              Time of issue: 10:45 AM
              Date of issue: 02 September 2019


              Bushfire ADVICE for the southern part of Kununurra in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley

              ALERT LEVEL:

              A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along or near Livistona Street and Ghost Gum Street in Kununurra in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley.

              • There is no threat to lives or homes.
              • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
              • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
              • The fire started near the intersection of Livistona Street and Ghost Gum Street in Kununurra.
              WHAT TO DO:
              • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
              • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
              • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
              • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
              • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.

              If driving

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

              BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

              • It is contained and under control.


              ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

              Roads have not been closed.

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

              Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are on the scene, monitoring the area for the rest of the day..


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 01:55 PM on 1 September 2019.
              • DFES is managing the fire.

              KEEP UP TO DATE:

              Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
              The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


              END

              Bushfire Advice for people travelling along the Gibb River Road in KING LEOPOLD RANGE CONSERVATION PARK in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for people travelling along the Gibb River Road in KING LEOPOLD RANGE CONSERVATION PARK in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY Content:

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

              There is no change to the previous alert


              Time of issue: 09:53 AM
              Date of issue: 02 September 2019


              Bushfire ADVICE for people travelling along the Gibb River Road in KING LEOPOLD RANGE CONSERVATION PARK in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

              ALERT LEVEL:

              A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along the Gibb River Road in the vicinity of March Fly Glen day use area in KING LEOPOLD RANGE CONSERVATION PARK in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.

              • There is no threat to lives or homes.
              • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
              • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
              • The fire started 7km west of the Silent Grove turnoff in KING LEOPOLD RANGE CONSERVATION PARK

              WHAT TO DO:

                If driving

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

                BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                • It is out of control and unpredictable.


                ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                Roads have not been closed.

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

                Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.


                WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                • Firefighters are on the scene, monitoring the situation.


                EXTRA INFORMATION:

                • The fire was reported at 03:09 PM on 1 September 2019.
                • The cause of the fire is unknown.
                • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


                KEEP UP TO DATE:

                Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
                The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


                END

                Bushfire Advice for the southern part of Kununurra in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley

                Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the southern part of 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: 09:18 PM
                Date of issue: 01 September 2019


                Bushfire ADVICE for the southern part of Kununurra in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley

                ALERT LEVEL:

                A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along or near Livistona Street and Ghost Gum Street in Kununurra in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley.

                • There is no threat to lives or homes.
                • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
                • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
                • The fire started near the intersection of Livistona Street and Ghost Gum Street in Kununurra.

                WHAT TO DO:

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

                If driving

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

                BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                • It is contained and under control.


                ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                Roads have not been closed.

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

                Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.


                WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                • Firefighters are on the scene, monitoring the area for the rest of the night..


                EXTRA INFORMATION:

                • The fire was reported at 01:55 PM on 1 September 2019.
                • DFES is managing the fire.


                KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                END

                After Storm: Cancellation for South West, Lower South West, Great Southern

                Category: Storm Alert Summary: Cancellation of severe weather warning for parts of the South West, Lower South West, Great Southern Content:

                Please note update throughout.

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


                Time of issue: 07:32 PM
                Date of issue: 01 September 2019

                Cancellation of severe weather warning for parts of the South West, Lower South West, Great Southern

                As at 01/09/2019 18:44:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the severe weather warning in the South West, Lower West, South Coastal, South East Coastal and Great Southern districts has been cancelled.

                A strong cold front has weakened while moving east over southern districts. Damaging wind gusts are no longer expected. Severe weather is no longer occurring in WA. The immediate threat of severe weather 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 01/09/2019 18:44:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a strong cold front is moving east over southern districts. The front will weaken during Sunday evening as it moves further east along the south coast. Showers and isolated thunderstorms associated with the passage of the front may produce damaging gusts averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 100 kilometres per hour which could result in damage to homes and property. Conditions will ease during Sunday evening.


                ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                Roads have not been closed.

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

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


                WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

                • DFES is monitoring the situation.


                IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

                KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                END

                After Storm: Cancellation for South West, Lower South West

                Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the Great Southern Content:

                Please note update throughout.

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


                Time of issue: 05:13 PM
                Date of issue: 01 September 2019


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

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

                Locations which may be affected include Esperance, Katanning, Narrogin, Pingelly, Ravensthorpe and Wagin.

                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

                Cancellation of severe weather warning for parts of the South West, Lower South West

                As at 01/09/2019 16:19:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the severe weather warning in the South West and parts of Lower West districts has been cancelled.



                To date, DFES has received minimal calls for assistance.


                WEATHER DETAILS:

                At 01/09/2019 16:19:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a strong cold front is moving east over southern districts. The front will weaken during Sunday evening as it moves further east along the south coast. Showers and isolated thunderstorms associated with the passage of the front may produce damaging gusts averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 100 kilometres per hour which could result in damage to homes and property. Conditions will ease during Sunday evening.


                ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                Roads have not been closed.

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

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


                WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

                • DFES is monitoring the situation.


                IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

                KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                END

                Bushfire Advice for people travelling along the Gibb River Road in KING LEOPOLD RANGE CONSERVATION PARK in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

                Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for people travelling along the Gibb River Road in KING LEOPOLD RANGE CONSERVATION PARK in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY Content:

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

                This is a new alert


                Time of issue: 03:41 PM
                Date of issue: 01 September 2019


                Bushfire ADVICE for people travelling along the Gibb River Road in KING LEOPOLD RANGE CONSERVATION PARK in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

                ALERT LEVEL:

                A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along the Gibb River Road in the vicinity of March Fly Glen day use area in KING LEOPOLD RANGE CONSERVATION PARK in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.

                • There is no threat to lives or homes.
                • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
                • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
                • The fire started 7km west of the Silent Grove turnoff in KING LEOPOLD RANGE CONSERVATION PARK

                WHAT TO DO:

                  If driving

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

                  BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                  • It is out of control and unpredictable.


                  ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                  Roads have not been closed.

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

                  Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.


                  WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                  • Firefighters are on the scene, monitoring the situation.


                  EXTRA INFORMATION:

                  • The fire was reported at 03:09 PM on 1 September 2019.
                  • The cause of the fire is unknown.
                  • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


                  KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                  END

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

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

                  Please note update to Weather Details

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


                  Time of issue: 03:02 PM
                  Date of issue: 01 September 2019


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

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

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

                  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 01/09/2019 14:37:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a strong cold front is moving east over the southwest of the State, currently lying near Yanchep to Cape Riche. The front will weaken during Sunday evening as it moves further east along the south coast. The front will weaken during Sunday evening as it moves further east along the south coast. Showers and isolated thunderstorms associated with the passage of the front may produce damaging gusts averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 100 kilometres per hour which could result in damage to homes and property. Conditions should ease during Sunday evening. Damaging surf conditions are likely which could cause significant beach erosion between Cape Naturaliste and Albany.


                  ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                  Roads have not been closed.

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

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


                  WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

                  • DFES is monitoring the situation.


                  IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

                  KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                  END

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

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

                  Please note update to Weather Details

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


                  Time of issue: 10:44 AM
                  Date of issue: 01 September 2019


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

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

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

                  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 01/09/2019 10:27:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a strong cold front is moving east over the southwest of the State, currently lying near lie near Bunbury to Denmark and expected near Perth to Hopetoun about 5pm. The front will weaken during Sunday evening as it moves further east along the south coast. Showers and isolated thunderstorms associated with the passage of the front may produce damaging gusts averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 100 kilometres per hour which could result in damage to homes and property. Conditions should ease during Sunday evening. Damaging surf conditions are likely which could cause significant beach erosion between Cape Naturaliste and Albany.


                  ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                  Roads have not been closed.

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

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


                  WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

                  • DFES is monitoring the situation.


                  IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

                  KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                  END

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

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

                  Please note changes to alert level

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


                  Time of issue: 08:43 AM
                  Date of issue: 01 September 2019


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

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

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

                  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 01/09/2019 07:47:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a strong cold front is nearing the South West Capes and is expected to lie near Mandurah to Walpole at 11 am, Lake Grace to Bremer Bay at 2pm and Esperance around 6pm. Showers and isolated thunderstorms associated with the passage of the front may produce damaging gusts averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 100 kilometres per hour which could result in damage to homes and property. Conditions should ease during Sunday evening. Damaging surf conditions are likely which could cause significant beach erosion between Cape Naturaliste and Albany.


                  ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                  Roads have not been closed.

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

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


                  WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

                  • DFES is monitoring the situation.


                  IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

                  KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                  END

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

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

                  Please note changes to alert level

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


                  Time of issue: 05:58 AM
                  Date of issue: 01 September 2019


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

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

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

                  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 31/08/2019 12:51:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a strong cold front will reach the South West Capes around 7am Sunday, Mandurah to Walpole 10 am, and then reaching Lake Grace to Bremer Bay by 2pm. Showers and isolated thunderstorms associated with the passage of the front may produce damaging gusts averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 100 kilometres per hour which could result in damage to homes and property. Conditions should ease during Sunday evening. Damaging surf conditions are likely which could cause significant beach erosion between Cape Naturaliste and Albany.


                  ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                  Roads have not been closed.

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

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


                  WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

                  • DFES is monitoring the situation.


                  IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

                  KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                  END

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

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

                  This is a new alert

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


                  Time of issue: 01:38 PM
                  Date of issue: 31 August 2019

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

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

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

                  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 31/08/2019 12:51:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a strong cold front will reach the South West Capes around 7am Sunday, Mandurah to Walpole 10 am, and then reaching Lake Grace to Bremer Bay by 2pm. Showers and isolated thunderstorms associated with the passage of the front may produce damaging gusts averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 100 kilometres per hour which could result in damage to homes and property. Conditions should ease during Sunday evening. Damaging surf conditions are likely which could cause significant beach erosion between Cape Naturaliste and Albany.


                  ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                  Roads have not been closed.

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

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


                  WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

                  • DFES is monitoring the situation.


                  IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

                  KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                  END

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