EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings

Bushfire Advice for northern part of KING LEOPOLD RANGES in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for northern part of KING LEOPOLD RANGES in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST 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: 10:52 AM
Date of issue: 27 July 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for northern part of KING LEOPOLD RANGES in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Derby-Gibb River Road in the vicinity of Mount Barnett Homestead and Roadhouse in the northern part of KING LEOPOLD RANGES in the 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 near MOUNT BARNETT AIRFIELD in KING LEOPOLD RANGES.
WHAT TO DO:

    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 westerly direction.
    • It is out of control and unpredictable.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Roads have not been closed.

    Some local tourist attractions may be 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 monitoring the situation.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 03:35 PM on 26 July 2019.
    • Pastoralists are 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 northern part of KING LEOPOLD RANGES in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for northern part of KING LEOPOLD RANGES in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST 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: 03:56 PM
    Date of issue: 26 July 2019


    Bushfire ADVICE for northern part of KING LEOPOLD RANGES in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Derby-Gibb River Road in the vicinity of Mount Barnett Homestead and Roadhouse in the northern part of KING LEOPOLD RANGES 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 near MOUNT BARNETT AIRFIELD in KING LEOPOLD RANGES.
    WHAT TO DO:

      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 westerly direction.
      • It is out of control and unpredictable.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      Roads have not been closed.

      Some local tourist attractions may be 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 monitoring the situation.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 03:35 PM on 26 July 2019.
      • Pastoralists 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

      Smoke Alert Advice for northern suburbs in Metro North Coastal

      Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for northern suburbs in the Perth metropolitan area Content:

      The following information has been issued by the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions
      Time of issue: 04:31 PM
      Date of issue: 25 July 2019

      Smoke Alert for northern suburbs in the Perth metropolitan area

      The Parks and Wildlife Service has issued a Smoke Alert for the northern suburbs in the Perth metropolitan area.

      The smoke is due to a Parks and Wildlife Service prescribed burn being carried out in the Gnagara Pine Plantation. The smoke is expected to clear by midday tomorrow.

      WHAT TO DO:

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

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


      END

      Earthquake Alert for along the north west coast

      Category: Earthquake Alert Summary: Take care after earthquake along the north west coast in the Shire of Broome Content:

      This is an official notice from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services.
      It is essential that the words are not changed.

      Please note this is the final alert.

      The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)
      Time of issue: 09:47 AM
      Date of issue: 23 July 2019


      Take care after earthquake along the north west coast in the Shire of Broome


      Geoscience Australia has advised that a magnitude 6.6 earthquake occurred offshore approximately 210 kilometres west south west of Broome at 01:39 PM on 14 July 2019.

      People in the area should take care as aftershocks are possible and there may be dangers caused by damage.


      WHAT TO DO:

      There has been a reduction in magnitude and frequency of aftershocks following the earthquake event that occurred on Sunday 14 July. There is a likelihood aftershocks may continue to occur and people should take care.

      • Expect aftershocks.
      • If you experience aftershocks;
        - Drop to the ground; take cover under a sturdy table or other heavy furniture and hold on until the shaking stops. Stay away from windows, glass, lighting fixtures or furniture, such as bookcases that could fall.
        - If you can quickly evacuate the property, go outside and wait for the shaking to stop in a clear and open area.
      • Be alert for Dangerous Tides (coastal area only).
      • Be careful of damaged buildings and falling debris. Wear safe footwear.
      • Do not use lifts.
      • Check to see if your neighbours are safe.


      ROAD CLOSURES:

      Roads have not been closed.

      Motorists are asked to drive carefully in the area.
      Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au


      EARTHQUAKE DETAILS:
      Geoscience Australia have advised that a magnitude 6.6 earthquake occurred 210 kilometres west south west of Broome on Sunday 14 July at 1:39pm. The Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre have confirmed that there is currently NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO THE AUSTRALIAN MAINLAND, ISLANDS OR TERRITORIES from this earthquake or its aftershocks.


      WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

      Emergency services are on standby and are monitoring the situation.


      IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

      • People who need assistance can call SES on 132 500.
      • In a life threatening emergency call 000.


      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

      Earthquake Alert for along the north west coast

      Category: Earthquake Alert Summary: Take care after earthquake along the north west coast in the Shire of Broome Content:

      This is an official notice from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services.
      It is essential that the words are not changed.

      There is no change to the previous alert

      The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)
      Time of issue: 12:46 PM
      Date of issue: 22 July 2019


      Take care after earthquake along the north west coast in the Shire of Broome


      Geoscience Australia has advised that a magnitude 6.6 earthquake occurred offshore approximately 210 kilometres west south west of Broome at 01:39 PM on 14 July 2019.

      People in the area should take care as aftershocks are possible and there may be dangers caused by damage.


      WHAT TO DO:

      • Expect aftershocks. 
      • If you experience aftershocks;
        • Drop to the ground; take cover under a sturdy table or other heavy furniture and hold on until the shaking stops. Stay away from windows, glass, lighting fixtures or furniture, such as bookcases that could fall. 
        • If you can quickly evacuate the property, go outside and wait for the shaking to stop in a clear and open area.
      • Be alert for Dangerous Tides (coastal area only).
      • Be careful of damaged buildings and falling debris. Wear safe footwear.
      • Do not use lifts.
      • Check to see if your neighbours are safe.


      ROAD CLOSURES:

      Roads have not been closed

      Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully.
      Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au


      EARTHQUAKE DETAILS:
      Geoscience Australia have advised that a magnitude 6.6 earthquake occurred 210 kilometres west south west of Broome on Sunday 14 July at 1:39pm. The Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre have confirmed that there is currently NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO THE AUSTRALIAN MAINLAND, ISLANDS OR TERRITORIES from this earthquake or its aftershocks.


      WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

      Emergency services are on standby and are monitoring the situation.


      IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

      • People who need assistance can call SES on 132 500.
      • In a life threatening emergency call 000.


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

      Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


      END

      Smoke Alert All Clear for Mullaloo in Perth Metropolitan

      Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert All Clear for Mullaloo in the City of Joondalup Content:

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

      Time of issue: 07:37 AM
      Date of issue: 22 July 2019

      Smoke Alert All Clear for Mullaloo in the City of Joondalup

      ALERT LEVEL
      A Smoke Alert All Clear is current for people in Mullaloo in the City of Joondalup.

      Marjorie Street 

      There was a Structure Fire on Majorie Street, near the intersection of Oceanside Promenade, in Mullaloo in the City of Joondalup. 

      Smoke is no longer impacting the area.

      WHAT TO DO:  

      What people should do.

      • People should stay away from the area. If you are already in the area take advice from emergency services personnel. 

      DETAILS:

      Road Closures

      Avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site.
      The following roads have been closed:

      Marjorie Street

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

      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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

      No further updates will be provided.

      END 

      Structure Fire Advice for Mullaloo in Perth Metropolitan

      Category: Other Alert Summary: Structure Fire Advice for Mullaloo in the City of Joondalup Content:

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

      Please note changes under the road closure section

      Time of issue: 09:49 PM
      Date of issue: 21 July 2019

      Structure Fire Advice for Mullaloo in the City of Joondalup

      ALERT LEVEL
      A Structure Fire Advice is current for people in Mullaloo in the City of Joondalup.

      There is a Structure Fire on Majorie Street, near the intersection of Oceanside Promenade, in Mullaloo in the City of Joondalup. There is a fire in a unit that is producing a lot of smoke in the area.
      There is no direct threat to the community. 

      WHAT TO DO:  

      What people should 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.

      DETAILS:

      Road Closures

      Avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site.
      The following roads have been closed:

      • Marjorie Street

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

      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 issued when the situation changes

      END 

      Structure Fire Advice for Mullaloo in Perth Metropolitan

      Category: Other Alert Summary: Structure Fire Advice for Mullaloo in the City of Joondalup Content:

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

      Time of issue: 09:13 PM
      Date of issue: 21 July 2019

      Structure Fire Advice for Mullaloo in the City of Joondalup

      ALERT LEVEL
      A Structure Fire Advice is current for people in Mullaloo in the City of Joondalup.

      There is a Structure Fire on Majorie Street, near the intersection of Oceanside Promenade, in Mullaloo in the City of Joondalup. There is a fire in a unit that is producing a lot of smoke in the area.
      There is no direct threat to the community. 

      WHAT TO DO:  

      What people should 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.

      DETAILS:

      Road Closures

      Avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site.
      The following roads have been closed:

      • Marjorie Street
      • Oceanside Promenade

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

      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 issued when the situation changes

      END 

      Earthquake Alert for along the north west coast

      Category: Earthquake Alert Summary: Take care after earthquake along the north west coast in the Shire of Broome Content:

      This is an official notice from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services.
      It is essential that the words are not changed.

      There is no change to the previous alert

      The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)
      Time of issue: 11:05 AM
      Date of issue: 21 July 2019


      Take care after earthquake along the north west coast in the Shire of Broome


      Geoscience Australia has advised that a magnitude 6.6 earthquake occured of 210 kilometres west south west of Broome on 14/07/2019 13:39:00.

      People in the area should take care as aftershocks are possible and there may be dangers caused by damage.


      WHAT TO DO:

      • Expect aftershocks. 
      • If you experience aftershocks;
        • Drop to the ground; take cover under a sturdy table or other heavy furniture and hold on until the shaking stops. Stay away from windows, glass, lighting fixtures or furniture, such as bookcases that could fall. 
        • If you can quickly evacuate the property, go outside and wait for the shaking to stop in a clear and open area.
      • Be alert for Dangerous Tides (coastal area only).
      • Be careful of damaged buildings and falling debris. Wear safe footwear.
      • Do not use lifts.
      • Check to see if your neighbours are safe.


      ROAD CLOSURES:

      Roads have not been closed

      Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully.
      Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au


      EARTHQUAKE DETAILS:
      Geoscience Australia have advised that a magnitude 6.6 earthquake occurred 210 kilometres west south west of Broome on Sunday 14 July at 1:39pm. The Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre have confirmed that there is currently NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO THE AUSTRALIAN MAINLAND, ISLANDS OR TERRITORIES from this earthquake or its aftershocks.


      WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

      Emergency services are on standby and are monitoring the situation.


      IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

      • People who need assistance can call SES on 132 500.
      • In a life threatening emergency call 000.


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

      Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


      END

      Earthquake Alert for along the north west coast

      Category: Earthquake Alert Summary: Take care after earthquake along the north west coast in the Shire of Broome Content:

      This is an official notice from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services.
      It is essential that the words are not changed.

      There is no change to the previous alert

      The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)
      Time of issue: 10:21 AM
      Date of issue: 20 July 2019


      Take care after earthquake along the north west coast in the Shire of Broome


      Geoscience Australia has advised that a magnitude 6.6 earthquake occured of 210 kilometres west south west of Broome on 14/07/2019 13:39:00.

      People in the area should take care as aftershocks are possible and there may be dangers caused by damage.


      WHAT TO DO:

      • Expect aftershocks. 
      • If you experience aftershocks;
        • Drop to the ground; take cover under a sturdy table or other heavy furniture and hold on until the shaking stops. Stay away from windows, glass, lighting fixtures or furniture, such as bookcases that could fall. 
        • If you can quickly evacuate the property, go outside and wait for the shaking to stop in a clear and open area.
      • Be alert for Dangerous Tides (coastal area only).
      • Be careful of damaged buildings and falling debris. Wear safe footwear.
      • Do not use lifts.
      • Check to see if your neighbours are safe.


      ROAD CLOSURES:

      Roads have not been closed

      Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully.
      Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au


      EARTHQUAKE DETAILS:
      Geoscience Australia have advised that a magnitude 6.6 earthquake occurred 210 kilometres west south west of Broome on Sunday 14 July at 1:39pm. The Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre have confirmed that there is currently NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO THE AUSTRALIAN MAINLAND, ISLANDS OR TERRITORIES from this earthquake or its aftershocks.


      WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

      Emergency services are on standby and are monitoring the situation.


      IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

      • People who need assistance can call SES on 132 500.
      • In a life threatening emergency call 000.


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

      Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


      END

      Earthquake Alert for along the north west coast

      Category: Earthquake Alert Summary: Take care after earthquake along the north west coast in the Shire of Broome Content:

      This is an official notice from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services.
      It is essential that the words are not changed.

      There is no change to the previous alert

      The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)
      Time of issue: 11:13 AM
      Date of issue: 19 July 2019


      Take care after earthquake along the north west coast in the Shire of Broome


      Geoscience Australia has advised that a magnitude 6.6 earthquake occured of 210 kilometres west south west of Broome on 14/07/2019 13:39:00.

      People in the area should take care as aftershocks are possible and there may be dangers caused by damage.


      WHAT TO DO:

      • Expect aftershocks. 
      • If you experience aftershocks;
        • Drop to the ground; take cover under a sturdy table or other heavy furniture and hold on until the shaking stops. Stay away from windows, glass, lighting fixtures or furniture, such as bookcases that could fall. 
        • If you can quickly evacuate the property, go outside and wait for the shaking to stop in a clear and open area.
      • Be alert for Dangerous Tides (coastal area only).
      • Be careful of damaged buildings and falling debris. Wear safe footwear.
      • Do not use lifts.
      • Check to see if your neighbours are safe.


      ROAD CLOSURES:

      Roads have not been closed

      Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully.
      Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au


      EARTHQUAKE DETAILS:
      Geoscience Australia have advised that a magnitude 6.6 earthquake occurred 210 kilometres west south west of Broome on Sunday 14 July at 1:39pm. The Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre have confirmed that there is currently NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO THE AUSTRALIAN MAINLAND, ISLANDS OR TERRITORIES from this earthquake or its aftershocks.


      WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

      Emergency services are on standby and are monitoring the situation.


      IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

      • People who need assistance can call SES on 132 500.
      • In a life threatening emergency call 000.


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

      Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


      END

      Earthquake Alert for along the north west coast

      Category: Earthquake Alert Summary: Take care after earthquake along the north west coast in the Shire of Broome Content:

      This is an official notice from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services.
      It is essential that the words are not changed.

      Please note there is no change to the previous alert

      The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)
      Time of issue: 11:03 AM
      Date of issue: 18 July 2019


      Take care after earthquake along the north west coast in the Shire of Broome


      Geoscience Australia has advised that a magnitude 6.6 earthquake occured of 210 kilometres west south west of Broome on 14/07/2019 13:39:00.

      People in the area should take care as aftershocks are possible and there may be dangers caused by damage.


      WHAT TO DO:

      • Expect aftershocks. 
      • If you experience aftershocks;
        • Drop to the ground; take cover under a sturdy table or other heavy furniture and hold on until the shaking stops. Stay away from windows, glass, lighting fixtures or furniture, such as bookcases that could fall. 
        • If you can quickly evacuate the property, go outside and wait for the shaking to stop in a clear and open area.
      • Be alert for Dangerous Tides (coastal area only).
      • Be careful of damaged buildings and falling debris. Wear safe footwear.
      • Do not use lifts
      • Do not use matches, cigarette lighters or naked flames.
      • Check to see if your neighbours are safe.

      If your home or property has been damaged you should:

      • Turn off electricity, gas and water, if it is safe to do so.
      • Use a torch when entering a building – never use matches, cigarette lighters or naked flames due to the potential of flammable gas.
      • Assess your home and property for damage, take photographs as soon as possible and contact your insurance company to organise repairs.
      • Check welfare of pets and animals.
      • Start cleaning up around your home if it is safe to do so – stack loose material clear of water meters, valves and powerlines.
      • Clean up potentially harmful materials or medicines which may have spilled.


      ROAD CLOSURES:

      Roads have not been closed

      Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully.
      Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au


      EARTHQUAKE DETAILS:
      Geoscience Australia have advised that a magnitude 6.6 earthquake occurred 210 kilometres west south west of Broome on Sunday 14 July at 1:39pm. The Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre have confirmed that there is currently NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO THE AUSTRALIAN MAINLAND, ISLANDS OR TERRITORIES from this earthquake or its aftershocks.


      WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

      Emergency services are on standby and are monitoring the situation.


      IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

      • People who need assistance can call SES on 132 500.
      • In a life threatening emergency call 000.


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

      Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


      END

      Earthquake Alert for along the north west coast

      Category: Earthquake Alert Summary: Take care after earthquake along the north west coast in the Shire of Broome Content:

      This is an official notice from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services.
      It is essential that the words are not changed.

      The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)
      Time of issue: 09:11 AM
      Date of issue: 17 July 2019


      Take care after earthquake along the north west coast in the Shire of Broome


      Geoscience Australia has advised that a magnitude 6.6 earthquake occured of 210 kilometres west south west of Broome on 14/07/2019 13:39:00.

      People in the area should take care as aftershocks are possible and there may be dangers caused by damage.


      WHAT TO DO:

      • Expect aftershocks. 
      • If you experience aftershocks;
        • Drop to the ground; take cover under a sturdy table or other heavy furniture and hold on until the shaking stops. Stay away from windows, glass, lighting fixtures or furniture, such as bookcases that could fall. 
        • If you can quickly evacuate the property, go outside and wait for the shaking to stop in a clear and open area.
      • Be alert for Dangerous Tides (coastal area only).
      • Be careful of damaged buildings and falling debris. Wear safe footwear.
      • Do not use lifts
      • Do not use matches, cigarette lighters or naked flames.
      • Check to see if your neighbours are safe.

      If your home or property has been damaged you should:

      • Turn off electricity, gas and water, if it is safe to do so.
      • Use a torch when entering a building – never use matches, cigarette lighters or naked flames due to the potential of flammable gas.
      • Assess your home and property for damage, take photographs as soon as possible and contact your insurance company to organise repairs.
      • Check welfare of pets and animals.
      • Start cleaning up around your home if it is safe to do so – stack loose material clear of water meters, valves and powerlines.
      • Clean up potentially harmful materials or medicines which may have spilled.


      ROAD CLOSURES:

      Roads have not been closed

      Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully.
      Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au


      EARTHQUAKE DETAILS:
      Geoscience Australia have advised that a magnitude 6.6 earthquake occurred 210 kilometres west south west of Broome on Sunday 14 July at 1:39pm. The Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre have confirmed that there is currently NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO THE AUSTRALIAN MAINLAND, ISLANDS OR TERRITORIES from this earthquake or its aftershocks.


      WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

      Emergency services are on standby and are monitoring the situation.


      IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

      • People who need assistance can call SES on 132 500.
      • In a life threatening emergency call 000.


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

      Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


      END

      Bushfire All Clear for parts of Gibb River Road and Victoria Highway in DURACK in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for parts of Gibb River Road and Victoria Highway in DURACK in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY Content:

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

      Please note this Alert is now an All Clear


      Time of issue: 08:58 AM
      Date of issue: 17 July 2019


      Bushfire ALL CLEAR for parts of Gibb River Road and Victoria Highway in DURACK in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

      ALERT LEVEL:

      An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people travelling along Gibb River Road and Victoria Highway, between the Grotto and the King River, adjacent to El Questro Station, in DURACK in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.

      • The bushfire is no longer impacting the community in this area.
      • Firefighters are monitoring the area.
      • 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.

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • The bushfire is stationary.

      • The fire is burning in inaccessible terrain.


      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 by contacting the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.
      • DFES and Pastoralists are also in attendance.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 12:37 PM on 11 July 2019.
      • Currently there has been 22,000 hectares burnt.
      • The cause of the fire is unknown.
      • 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

      Bushfire Advice for parts of Gibb River Road and Victoria Highway in DURACK in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of Gibb River Road and Victoria Highway in DURACK in 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 Bushfire Behaviour section


      Time of issue: 04:15 PM
      Date of issue: 16 July 2019


      Bushfire ADVICE for parts of Gibb River Road and Victoria Highway in DURACK in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Gibb River Road and Victoria Highway, between the Grotto and the King River, adjacent to El Questro Station, in DURACK 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 GREAT NORTHERN HIGHWAY and VICTORIA HIGHWAY in LAKE ARGYLE.
      WHAT TO DO:

        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 in a westerly direction.
        • It is out of control and unpredictable.

        • The fire is burning in inaccessible terrain.


        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 by contacting the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.
        • DFES and Pastoralists are also in attendance.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 12:37 PM on 11 July 2019.
        • Currently there has been 20,000 hectares burnt.
        • The cause of the fire is unknown.
        • 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

        Earthquake Alert for along the north west coast

        Category: Earthquake Alert Summary: Take care after earthquake along the north west coast in the Shire of Broome Content:

        This is an official notice from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services.
        It is essential that the words are not changed.

        The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)
        Time of issue: 11:05 AM
        Date of issue: 16 July 2019


        Take care after earthquake along the north west coast in the Shire of Broome


        Geoscience Australia has advised that a magnitude 6.6 earthquake occurred 210 kilometres west south west of Broome on Sunday 14 July at 1:39pm.

        People in the area should take care as aftershocks are possible and there may be dangers caused by damage.


        WHAT TO DO:

        • Expect aftershocks. 
        • If you experience aftershocks;
          • Drop to the ground; take cover under a sturdy table or other heavy furniture and hold on until the shaking stops. Stay away from windows, glass, lighting fixtures or furniture, such as bookcases that could fall. 
          • If you can quickly evacuate the property, go outside and wait for the shaking to stop in a clear and open area.
        • Be alert for Dangerous Tides (coastal area only).
        • Be careful of damaged buildings and falling debris. Wear safe footwear.
        • Do not use lifts
        • Do not use matches, cigarette lighters or naked flames.
        • Check to see if your neighbours are safe.

        If your home or property has been damaged you should:

        • Turn off electricity, gas and water, if it is safe to do so.
        • Use a torch when entering a building – never use matches, cigarette lighters or naked flames due to the potential of flammable gas.
        • Assess your home and property for damage, take photographs as soon as possible and contact your insurance company to organise repairs.
        • Check welfare of pets and animals.
        • Start cleaning up around your home if it is safe to do so – stack loose material clear of water meters, valves and powerlines.
        • Clean up potentially harmful materials or medicines which may have spilled.


        ROAD CLOSURES:

        Roads have not been closed

        Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully.
        Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au


        EARTHQUAKE DETAILS:
        Geoscience Australia have advised that a magnitude 6.6 earthquake occurred 210 kilometres west south west of Broome on Sunday 14 July at 1:39pm. The Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre have confirmed that there is currently NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO THE AUSTRALIAN MAINLAND, ISLANDS OR TERRITORIES from this earthquake or its aftershocks.


        WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

        Emergency services are on standby and are monitoring the situation.


        IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

        • People who need assistance can call SES on 132 500.
        • In a life threatening emergency call 000.


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

        Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


        END

        Bushfire Advice for parts of Gibb River Road and Victoria Highway in DURACK in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of Gibb River Road and Victoria Highway in DURACK in 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: 10:49 AM
        Date of issue: 16 July 2019


        Bushfire ADVICE for parts of Gibb River Road and Victoria Highway in DURACK in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Gibb River Road and Victoria Highway, between the Grotto and the King River, adjacent to El Questro Station, in DURACK 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 GREAT NORTHERN HIGHWAY and VICTORIA HIGHWAY in LAKE ARGYLE.
        WHAT TO DO:

          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 fast in a westerly direction.
          • It is out of control and unpredictable.

          • The fire is burning in inaccessible terrain.


          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 by contacting the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.
          • DFES and Pastoralists are also in attendance.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 12:37 PM on 11 July 2019.
          • Currently there has been 20,000 hectares burnt.
          • The cause of the fire is unknown.
          • 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 parts of Gibb River Road and Victoria Highway in DURACK in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of Gibb River Road and Victoria Highway in DURACK in 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: 03:43 PM
          Date of issue: 15 July 2019


          Bushfire ADVICE for parts of Gibb River Road and Victoria Highway in DURACK in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Gibb River Road and Victoria Highway, between the Grotto and the King River, adjacent to El Questro Station, in DURACK 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 GREAT NORTHERN HIGHWAY and VICTORIA HIGHWAY in LAKE ARGYLE.
          WHAT TO DO:

            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 fast in a westerly direction.
            • It is out of control and unpredictable.

            • The fire is burning in inaccessible terrain.


            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 by contacting the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley.


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.
            • DFES and Pastoralists are also in attendance.


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 12:37 PM on 11 July 2019.
            • Currently there has been 20,000 hectares burnt.
            • The cause of the fire is unknown.
            • 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

            Bushfire Advice for parts of Gibb River Road and Victoria Highway in DURACK in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of Gibb River Road and Victoria Highway in DURACK in 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 throughout


            Time of issue: 10:31 AM
            Date of issue: 15 July 2019


            Bushfire ADVICE for parts of Gibb River Road and Victoria Highway in DURACK in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

            ALERT LEVEL:

            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Gibb River Road and Victoria Highway, between the Grotto and the King River, adjacent to El Questro Station, in DURACK 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 GREAT NORTHERN HIGHWAY and VICTORIA HIGHWAY in LAKE ARGYLE.
            WHAT TO DO:

              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 fast in a westerly direction.
              • It is out of control and unpredictable.

              • The fire is burning in inaccessible terrain.


              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 by contacting the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley.


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.
              • DFES and Pastoralists are also in attendance.


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 12:37 PM on 11 July 2019.
              • Currently there has been 20,000 hectares burnt.
              • The cause of the fire is unknown.
              • 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

              Earthquake Alert for along the north west coast

              Category: Earthquake Alert Summary: The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) Content:

              This is an official notice from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services.
              It is essential that the words are not changed.


              N/A This is a new alert

              The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).
              Time of issue: 03:59 PM
              Date of issue: 14 July 2019


              Take care after earthquake along the north west coast in the Shire of Broome

              Geoscience Australia has advised the earthquake had a magnitude of 6.5 and has impacted along the north west coast.

              People in the area should take care as aftershocks are possible and there may be dangers caused by damage.


              WHAT TO DO:

              • Expect aftershocks.
              • If you experience aftershocks, go outside.
              • Be alert for Dangerous Tides (coastal area only).
              • Be careful of damaged buildings and falling debris. Wear safe footwear.
              • Do not approach fallen powerlines, they are dangerous and should always be treated as live.
              • Do not use matches, cigarette lighters or naked flames.
              • Check to see if your neighbours are safe.
              • Avoid driving and do not go sightseeing.

              If your home or property has been damaged you should:

              • Turn off electricity, gas and water, if it is safe to do so.
              • Use a torch when entering a building – never use matches, cigarette lighters or naked flames due to the potential of flammable gas.
              • Assess your home and property for damage, take photographs as soon as possible and contact your insurance company to organise repairs.
              • Check welfare of pets and animals.
              • Start cleaning up around your home if it is safe to do so – stack loose material clear of water meters, valves and powerlines.
              • Clean up potentially harmful materials or medicines which may have spilled.


              ROAD CLOSURES:

              Roads have not been closed

              Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully.
              Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au.


              EARTHQUAKE DETAILS:
              Geoscience Australia have confirmed that there is NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO THE AUSTRALIAN MAINLAND, ISLANDS OR TERRITORIES from this earthquake.


              DAMAGE:


              WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

              Emergency services are on standby.


              IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:
              Emergency assistance is available for individuals or families to alleviate the personal hardship or distress arising as a direct result of a natural disaster. Contact the Department for Child Protection and Family Support for further information OR Call the Disaster Line on 1800 032 965 for further information (when activated).


              IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

              • People who need assistance can call SES on 132 500.
              • In a life threatening emergency call 000.


              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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