EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings

After Storm: Cancellation for Perth Metropolitan, South West, Great Southern

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

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

Cancellation Severe Weather Warning for people in South West and South Coastal districts


Time of issue: 04:04 PM
Date of issue: 18 June 2020

Cancellation of severe weather warning for parts of the Perth Metropolitan, South West, Great Southern
As at 18/06/2020 15:30:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the severe weather warning Lower West and Great Southern districts has been cancelled.

Damaging winds are no longer expected. Squally showers and isolated thunderstorms remain possible along the south coast of WA for the remainder of Thursday, easing from the west.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.

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

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


WEATHER DETAILS:
At 18/06/2020 15:30:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a cold and squally airstream over the far southwest of WA has eased.


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.

No further updates will be issued.


END

Bushfire Advice for parts of BOXWOOD HILL in SHIRE OF JERRAMUNGUP

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of BOXWOOD HILL in SHIRE OF JERRAMUNGUP 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: 02:56 PM
Date of issue: 18 June 2020


Bushfire ADVICE for parts of BOXWOOD HILL in SHIRE OF JERRAMUNGUP

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE is in place for people bounded by South Coast Highway to the west, Borden-Bremer Bay Road to the north, Paperbark Road to the east and Pallinup River to the south in parts of BOXWOOD HILL in SHIRE OF JERRAMUNGUP.

  • 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 BORDEN-BREMER BAY RD and SOUTH COAST HWY in BOXWOOD HILL.

WHAT TO DO:

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

If driving

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

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is stationary.
  • It is controlled but not contained.


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 travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the SHIRE OF JERRAMUNGUP.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 12:11 PM on 17 June 2020.
  • Shire of Jerramungup 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, 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.

The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


END

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

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

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

Please note changes to affected areas and throughout


Time of issue: 01:47 PM
Date of issue: 18 June 2020


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

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


Locations which may be affected include Albany, Mount Barker, Denmark, Walpole and Windy Harbour.


This is typical weather for this time of year however winds and rain 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 18/06/2020 13:41:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a cold and squally airstream over the far southwest of WA will gradually ease during Thursday afternoon. LOCALLY DAMAGING WINDS averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts to around 100 km/h are possible over the warning area, particularly near squally showers and isolated thunderstorms. Conditions will ease from the west during the afternoon. DAMAGING WINDS could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY in localised areas. Small hail is possible and tides will be higher than expected. DAMAGING SURF CONDITIONS which could cause BEACH EROSION are likely between Shark Bay and Bremer Bay.


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 37 calls for help since 11:30 Wednesday morning.


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

Bushfire Advice for parts of BOXWOOD HILL in SHIRE OF JERRAMUNGUP

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of BOXWOOD HILL in SHIRE OF JERRAMUNGUP Content:

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

Please note changes under bushfire behaviour section


Time of issue: 11:23 AM
Date of issue: 18 June 2020


Bushfire ADVICE for parts of BOXWOOD HILL in SHIRE OF JERRAMUNGUP

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE is in place for people bounded by South Coast Highway to the west, Borden-Bremer Bay Road to the north, Paperbark Road to the east and Pallinup River to the south in parts of BOXWOOD HILL in SHIRE OF JERRAMUNGUP.

  • 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 BORDEN-BREMER BAY RD and SOUTH COAST HWY in BOXWOOD HILL.

WHAT TO DO:

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

If driving

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

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is stationary.
  • It is controlled but not contained.


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 travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the SHIRE OF JERRAMUNGUP.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 12:11 PM on 17 June 2020.
  • Shire of Jerramungup 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, 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.

The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


END

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

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

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

Please note changes to affected areas and throughout


Time of issue: 11:00 AM
Date of issue: 18 June 2020


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

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


Locations which may be affected include Albany, Bridgetown, Manjimup, Margaret River, Mount Barker, Augusta, Denmark, Pemberton, Walpole and Windy Harbour.


This is typical weather for this time of year however winds and rain 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 18/06/2020 10:35:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised A cold and squally airstream over the far southwest of WA will gradually ease during the day. Locally damaging winds averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts to around 100 km/h are possible over the warning area, particularly near squally showers and isolated thunderstorms. Conditions will ease from the west during the late morning and early afternoon. Damaging winds could cause damage to homes and property in localised areas. Small hail is possible and tides will be higher than expected. Damaging surf conditions which could cause beach erosion are likely between Shark Bay and Bremer Bay. Locations which may be affected include Albany, Bridgetown, Manjimup, Margaret River, Mount Barker, Augusta, Denmark, Pemberton, Walpole and Windy Harbour. Cape Leeuwin recorded a wind gust of 87 km/h at 9:12am AWST.


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 37 calls for help since 11:30 Wednesday morning.


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

Smoke Alert Advice for for people travelling along Broome-Cape Leveque Road, north of Beagle Bay, in the SHIRE OF BROOME in Kimberley

Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for people travelling along Broome-Cape Leveque Road, north of Beagle Bay, in the SHIRE OF BROOME Content:

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


Time of issue: 09:56 AM
Date of issue: 18 June 2020


Smoke Alert for people travelling along Broome-Cape Leveque Road, north of Beagle Bay, in the SHIRE OF BROOME

  • A Smoke Alert has been issued for people travelling along Broome-Cape Leveque Road, north of Beagle Bay, in the SHIRE OF BROOME
  • The smoke is the result of a prescribed burn being carried out in the area.
  • The smoke is expected to clear over the coming days.


WHAT TO DO:

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


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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 SHIRE OF BROOME.


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


END

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

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

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

Please note changes throughout


Time of issue: 06:21 AM
Date of issue: 18 June 2020


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

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


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


This is typical weather for this time of year however winds and rain 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 17/06/2020 22:55:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a cold and squally airstream will move over the southwest today in the wake of the front moving over the South West Land Division. LOCALLY DAMAGING WINDS averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts to around 100 km/h may be occurring in the warning area, particularly near squally showers and isolated thunderstorms. Conditions will ease from the west during the morning and early afternoon. DAMAGING WINDS could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY in localised areas.Small hail is possible and tides will be higher than expected. DAMAGING SURF CONDITIONS which could cause BEACH EROSION are likely between Shark Bay and Albany today. Cape Leeuwin recorded a wind gust of 87 km/h at 12:23am AWST Thursday.


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 35 calls for help since 11:30 Wednesday morning.


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 South West, Lower South West, Great Southern

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

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

Please note changes throughout


Time of issue: 11:10 PM
Date of issue: 17 June 2020


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

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


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


This is typical weather for this time of year however winds and rain 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 17/06/2020 22:55:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a cold and squally airstream will move over southwest WA tonight and into Thursday morning in the wake of the front moving over the South West Land Division. LOCALLY DAMAGING WINDS averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts to around 100 km/h are occurring near the Southwest Capes, particularly near squally showers and isolated thunderstorms. LOCALLY DAMAGING WINDS are forecast to extend north to Bunbury and east to Bremer Bay by about 5am Thursday morning. DAMAGING WINDS could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY in localised areas. Small hail is possible and tides will be higher than expected. DAMAGING SURF CONDITIONS which could cause BEACH EROSION are likely to extend from the Southwest Capes, to Shark Bay and Albany during Thursday. Cape Leeuwin recorded a wind gust of 96 km/h at 5:32pm AWST Wednesday.


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 34 calls for help since 11:30 Wednesday morning.


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, South West, Great Southern

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

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

Please note changes throughout


Time of issue: 04:48 PM
Date of issue: 17 June 2020


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

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


Locations which may be affected include Albany, Bunbury, Busselton, Collie, Manjimup, Margaret River, Mount Barker, Augusta, Dunsborough, Harvey, Walpole and Windy Harbour.


This is typical weather for this time of year however winds and rain 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

Cancellation of severe weather warning for parts of the Perth Metropolitan, South West, Great Southern
As at 17/06/2020 16:22:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the severe weather warning Lower West and Great Southern districts has been cancelled.

Severe weather is no longer occurring in the Lower West and Great Southern districts and the warning for these districts is CANCELLED.

To date, DFES has received minimal calls for assistance.

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

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


WEATHER DETAILS:
At 17/06/2020 16:22:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised cold and squally airstream to move over southwest WA Wednesday evening into Thursday morning. Weather Situation: In the wake of the strong cold front which moved through Wednesday, a cold and squally airstream will move over southwest WA from Wednesday evening into Thursday morning. The strong cold front which moved through during Wednesday produced wind gusts to 117 km/h at Cape Leeuwin at 9:48am, 98 km/h at Cape Naturaliste at 10:11am and 94 km/h at Mandurah at 12:15pm. Winds will temporarily ease before strengthening again during Wednesday evening. LOCALLY DAMAGING WINDS averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts to around 100 km/h are again possible near the Southwest Capes by about 8pm Wednesday, particularly near squally showers and isolated thunderstorms. LOCALLY DAMAGING WINDS are forecast to extend north to Bunbury and east to Bremer Bay by about 5am Thursday morning. DAMAGING WINDS could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY in localised areas. Small hail is possible and tides will be higher than expected. DAMAGING SURF CONDITIONS which could cause BEACH EROSION are likely to extend from the Southwest Capes, to Shark Bay and 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

Bushfire Advice for parts of BOXWOOD HILL in SHIRE OF JERRAMUNGUP

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of BOXWOOD HILL in SHIRE OF JERRAMUNGUP Content:

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

This is a new alert


Time of issue: 02:58 PM
Date of issue: 17 June 2020


Bushfire ADVICE for parts of BOXWOOD HILL in SHIRE OF JERRAMUNGUP

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE is in place for people bounded by South Coast Highway to the west, Borden-Bremer Bay Road to the north, Paperbark Road to the east and Pallinup River to the south in parts of BOXWOOD HILL in SHIRE OF JERRAMUNGUP.

  • 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 BORDEN-BREMER BAY RD and SOUTH COAST HWY in BOXWOOD HILL.

WHAT TO DO:

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

If driving

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

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving slowly in a south easterly direction.
  • It is controlled but not contained.


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 travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the SHIRE OF JERRAMUNGUP.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 12:11 PM on 17 June 2020.
  • Shire of Jerramungup 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, 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.

The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless 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 changes throughout


Time of issue: 02:15 PM
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 is typical weather for this time of year however winds and rain 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 17/06/2020 13:50:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a cold front is moving across the southwest of the State. 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 will begin to ease through northern parts of the warning area from later Wednesday afternoon. 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. The following severe wind gusts have been recorded: 117 km/h at Cape Leeuwin at 09:48 am AWST, 17 June 109 km/h at Gnowangerup at 12:03 pm AWST, 17 June 100 km/h at West River at 12:34 pm AWST, 17 June 98 km/h at Cape Naturaliste at 10:11 am AWST 17 June, 94 km/h at Mandurah at 12:15 pm AWST 17 June, 94 km/h at Rottnest Island at 12:34 pm AWST 17 June


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

Hazmat Controlled Contained for KUNUNURRA in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY controlled-contained

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

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

Please note this incident is now Contained and Controlled.


Time of issue: 11:51 AM
Date of issue: 17 June 2020

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

The HAZMAT Fire in KUNUNURRA is now contained and under control

WHAT TO DO:

  • People in the area are now able will no longer be impacted by smoke.
  • Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
Some roads may be closed.

  • Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting 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 changes throughout


Time of issue: 11:24 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 11:00:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a cold front is moving 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 have been observed about the Southwest Capes this morning and these are expected to extend to be southwest of a line from Mandurah to Albany around midday, and throughout the warning area by mid Wednesday afternoon. 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. 117 km/h at Cape Leeuwin at 09:48 AWST 17 June. 98 km/h at Cape Naturaliste at 10:11 AWST 17 June


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

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.


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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.


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