EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings

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

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

please note changes throughout the alert

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


Time of issue: 11:09 PM
Date of issue: 03 July 2019


Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne, Perth Metropolitan, South West, Lower South West

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

Locations which may be affected include Bunbury, Geraldton, Mandurah, Margaret River, Perth and Yanchep

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

WHAT TO DO:

DFES advises you to:

  • If outside find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and streams.
  • Close your curtains and blinds, and stay inside away from windows.
  • Unplug electrical appliances and avoid using landline telephones if there is lightning.
  • If there is flooding, create your own sandbags by using pillow cases filled with sand and place them around doorways to protect your home.
  • If boating, swimming or surfing leave the water.
IF DRIVING:
  • Do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
  • Slow down, turn your lights on and keep a safe distance from other drivers.
  • Be alert and watch for hazards on the road such as fallen powerlines and loose debris.
  • If it is raining heavily and you cannot see, pull over and park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears.

People are being urged to do what they can to help themselves, if it is safe to do so, before calling the SES for assistance


WEATHER DETAILS:

At 03/07/2019 22:48:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a cold front is approaching the west coast and should arrive at the Capes about 5 am Thursday morning and Perth about 8 am. On the leading edge of the front conditions may be squally with possible isolated damaging wind gusts to 100 kilometres per hour which could cause damage to homes and property. The passage of the front Thursday morning is expected to be accompanied by heavy rainfall with generally widespread falls of 30-50 millimetres possible in coastal areas along the west coast. Tides between Geraldton and Albany are likely to rise above the normal high tide mark.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

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

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


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.


IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


END

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

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

This is a new alert

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


Time of issue: 03:41 PM
Date of issue: 03 July 2019

Get ready now for severe weather in parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne, Perth Metropolitan, South West, Lower South West

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

Locations which may be affected include Bunbury, Geraldton, Mandurah, Margaret River, Perth, Harvey, Jurien Bay, Lancelin and Yanchep.

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

WHAT TO DO:

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

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

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


WEATHER DETAILS:

Bureau of Meteorology advised a cold front is approaching the west coast and should arrive at the Capes about 5 am Thursday morning and Perth about 8 am. On the leading edge of the front conditions may be squally with possible isolated damaging wind gusts to 100 km/h which could cause damage to homes and property. The passage of the front Thursday morning is expected to be accompanied by heavy rainfall with generally widespread falls of 30-50 mm possible in coastal areas along the west coast. Tides between Geraldton and Albany are likely to rise above the normal high tide mark.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

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

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


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.


IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


END

Bushfire All Clear for parts of LAGRANGE in SHIRE OF BROOME

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for parts of LAGRANGE in SHIRE OF BROOME Content:

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

Please note this Alert has been downgraded to an All Clear


Time of issue: 03:08 PM
Date of issue: 03 July 2019


Bushfire ALL CLEAR for parts of LAGRANGE in SHIRE OF BROOME

ALERT LEVEL:

An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in the vicinity of Port Smith in parts of LAGRANGE in SHIRE OF BROOME.

  • The bushfire is no longer impacting the community in this 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.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

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

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 02:47 PM on 1 July 2019.
  • Currently there has been 2400 hectares burnt.
  • 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 LAGRANGE in SHIRE OF BROOME

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of LAGRANGE in SHIRE OF BROOME Content:

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

Please note changes under Bushfire Behaviour and Extra Information sections


Time of issue: 10:43 AM
Date of issue: 03 July 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for parts of LAGRANGE in SHIRE OF BROOME

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Port Smith in parts of LAGRANGE in SHIRE OF BROOME.

  • There is no threat to lives or homes.
  • 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 HWY and PORT SMITH RD in LAGRANGE.
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.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving in a north-northwesterly direction.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

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

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 02:47 PM on 1 July 2019.
  • Currently there has been 2400 hectares burnt.
  • 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 LAGRANGE in SHIRE OF BROOME

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of LAGRANGE in SHIRE OF BROOME 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: 03:52 PM
Date of issue: 02 July 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for parts of LAGRANGE in SHIRE OF BROOME

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Port Smith in parts of LAGRANGE in SHIRE OF BROOME.

  • 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 HWY and PORT SMITH RD in LAGRANGE.
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 in a north-northwesterly direction.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

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

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 02:47 PM on 1 July 2019.
  • DFES is managing the fire.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


END

Smoke Alert Advice for for central parts of Castletown in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE in Great Southern

Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for central parts of Castletown in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

This is a new alert


Time of issue: 01:18 PM
Date of issue: 02 July 2019


Smoke Alert for central parts of Castletown in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

  • A Smoke Alert has been issued for people in an area bounded by North Road, Southern Way, Eastern Way and Hart Place in CASTLETOWN in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.
  • The smoke is the result of a hazard reduction burn being carried out in the area.
  • The smoke is expected to clear later today.


WHAT TO DO:

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


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
Some roads may be closed.

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


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


END

Bushfire Advice for parts of LAGRANGE in SHIRE OF BROOME

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of LAGRANGE in SHIRE OF BROOME 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: 11:08 AM
Date of issue: 02 July 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for parts of LAGRANGE in SHIRE OF BROOME

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Port Smith in parts of LAGRANGE in SHIRE OF BROOME.

  • 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 HWY and PORT SMITH RD in LAGRANGE.
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 in a north westerly direction.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

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

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 02:47 PM on 1 July 2019.
  • DFES is managing the fire.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


END

Bushfire Advice for parts of LAGRANGE in SHIRE OF BROOME

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of LAGRANGE in SHIRE OF BROOME Content:

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

This is a new alert


Time of issue: 04:58 PM
Date of issue: 01 July 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for parts of LAGRANGE in SHIRE OF BROOME

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Port Smith in parts of LAGRANGE in SHIRE OF BROOME.

  • 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 HWY and PORT SMITH RD in LAGRANGE.
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 in a north westerly direction.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

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

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 02:47 PM on 1 July 2019.
  • DFES is managing the fire.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


END

Smoke Alert Advice for for DERBY in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY in Kimberley

Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for DERBY in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY Content:

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


Time of issue: 11:12 AM
Date of issue: 28 June 2019


Smoke Alert for DERBY in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

  • A Smoke Alert has been issued for people travelling along the Derby-Gibb River and Bungarun roads in and near DERBY in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.
  • Smoke from a bushfire in Derby has been carried by prevailing winds through the town and surrounding areas.
  • 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 www.mainroads.wa.gov.au.


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


END

Smoke Alert Advice for for people in EAST NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA in Pilbara

Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for people in EAST NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA Content:

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


Time of issue: 10:02 PM
Date of issue: 27 June 2019


Smoke Alert for people in EAST NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

  • A Smoke Alert has been issued for people in the suburb of East Newman and those travelling along Kalgan Drive and surrounding areas in EAST NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA.
  • The smoke is the result of backburning operations being carried out.
  • The smoke is expected to clear overnight.


WHAT TO DO:

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


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.


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


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


END

After Storm: Cancellation for Great Southern, Lower South West

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

Please note this Alert is now Cancelled

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


Time of issue: 02:04 PM
Date of issue: 27 June 2019

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

As at 27/06/2019 13:51:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the severe weather warning South West district has been cancelled.



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 27/06/2019 13:51:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised severe weather is no longer occurring in WA. The immediate threat of severe weather has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

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

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


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.
  • Emergency services have answered more than 13 calls for help since since 6am this morning.
  • Requests for Assistance have been made throughout the Metropolian area.
  • 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 or listen to news bulletins.
No further updates will be issued.


END

Smoke Alert Advice for A Smoke Alert has been issued for DERBY in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST-KIMBERLEY in Kimberley

Category: Other Alert Summary: A Smoke Alert has been issued for DERBY in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST-KIMBERLEY Content:

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

This is a new alert

Time of issue: 12:28 PM
Date of issue: 27 June 2019

A Smoke Alert has been issued for DERBY in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST-KIMBERLEY

A Smoke Alert has been issued for people travelling along the Derby-Gibb River and Bungarun roads in and near DERBY in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY. Smoke from a bushfire in Derby today has been carried by prevailing winds through the town and surrounding areas. The smoke is expected to clear later today.

WHAT TO DO:

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

ROAD CLOSURES:

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.

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

Please note changes under weather details and the map

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


Time of issue: 11:33 AM
Date of issue: 27 June 2019


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

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

Locations which may be affected include Manjimup, Margaret River, Augusta, Dunsborough, Walpole and Windy Harbour.

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 27/06/2019 11:00:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a pool of cold unstable air is following in the wake of a cold front moving through the South West Land Division.Showers and thunderstorms associated with the cold unstable air may produce DAMAGING WINDS with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour that could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY within the warning area until early Thursday afternoon. The worst weather is expected along coastal parts before conditions begin easing from midday on Thursday. Showers and thunderstorms may produce moderate to heavy rainfall and small hail at times. A combination of a rising swell and strong winds will likely result in DAMAGING SURF CONDITIONS along the coast during Thursday which could cause SIGNIFICANT BEACH EROSION.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

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

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


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.
  • Requests for Assistance have been made throughout the Metropolian area.
  • 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 listen to news bulletins.
Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


END

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

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

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


Time of issue: 10:30 AM
Date of issue: 27 June 2019


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

If you live in the South West and parts of Lower 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, Bunbury, Busselton, Katanning, Mandurah, Manjimup, Margaret River, Mount Barker, Narrogin and Perth.

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 27/06/2019 07:57:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a pool of cold unstable air is following in the wake of a cold front moving through the South West Land Division. Showers and thunderstorms associated with the cold unstable air may produce DAMAGING WINDS with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour that could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY within the warning area Thursday morning. The worst weather is expected along coastal parts, particularly south of Bunbury. Conditions are expected to ease by around midday on Thursday. Showers and thunderstorms may produce moderate to heavy rainfall at times, particularly about the South West and Lower West districts. A combination of a rising swell and strong to gale force winds will likely result in DAMAGING SURF CONDITIONS along the coast during Thursday which could cause SIGNIFICANT BEACH EROSION. Cape Leeuwin recorded a wind gust of 115 kilometres per hour at 4:20am Australia Western Standard Ttime.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

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

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


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.
  • Emergency services have answered more than 18 calls for help since yesterday morning.
  • Requests for Assistance have been made throughout the Metropolian area.
  • 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 listen to news bulletins.
Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


END

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

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

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


Time of issue: 08:10 AM
Date of issue: 27 June 2019


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

If you live in the South West and parts of Lower 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, Bunbury, Busselton, Katanning, Mandurah, Manjimup, Margaret River, Mount Barker, Narrogin and Perth.

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 27/06/2019 07:57:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a pool of cold unstable air is following in the wake of a cold front moving through the South West Land Division. Showers and thunderstorms associated with the cold unstable air may produce DAMAGING WINDS with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour that could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY within the warning area Thursday morning. The worst weather is expected along coastal parts, particularly south of Bunbury. Conditions are expected to ease by around midday on Thursday. Showers and thunderstorms may produce moderate to heavy rainfall at times, particularly about the South West and Lower West districts. A combination of a rising swell and strong to gale force winds will likely result in DAMAGING SURF CONDITIONS along the coast during Thursday which could cause SIGNIFICANT BEACH EROSION. Cape Leeuwin recorded a wind gust of 115 kilometres per hour at 4:20am Australia Western Standard Ttime.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

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

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


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.
  • Emergency services have answered more than 18 calls for help since yesterday morning.
  • Requests for Assistance have been made throughout the Metropolian area.
  • 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 listen to news bulletins.
Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


END

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

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

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


Time of issue: 05:54 AM
Date of issue: 27 June 2019


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

If you live in the South West and parts of Lower 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, Bunbury, Busselton, Katanning, Mandurah, Manjimup, Margaret River, Mount Barker, Narrogin and Perth.

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 27/06/2019 05:31:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a strong cold front is currently moving across southwest corner of WA early Thursday morning. A pool of cold unstable air will follow in wake of the front. Showers and thunderstorms associated with the cold front and pool of cold unstable air may produce damaging winds with gusts to 110 kilometres per hour that could cause damage to homes and property within the warning area Thursday morning. The worst weather is expected along coastal parts, particularly south of Bunbury. Conditions are expected to ease by early Thursday afternoon. Showers and thunderstorms may produce moderate to heavy rainfall at times, particularly about the South West and Lower West districts. A combination of rising swell and strong to gale force winds will likely result in damaging surf conditions along the coast which could cause significant beach erosion.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

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

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


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.
  • 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 listen to news bulletins.
Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


END

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

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

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


Time of issue: 10:56 PM
Date of issue: 26 June 2019


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

If you live in the South West and parts of Lower 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, Bunbury, Busselton, Katanning, Mandurah, Manjimup, Margaret River, Mount Barker, Narrogin and Perth.

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 26/06/2019 22:44:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a strong cold front is currently moving across the South West Capes, and will extend over the southwest corner of WA early Thursday morning. A pool of cold unstable air will follow in wake of the front. Showers and thunderstorms associated with the cold front and pool of cold unstable air may produce damaging winds with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour that could cause damage to homes and property within the warning area late Wednesday evening and Thursday morning. Damaging winds are expected around the South West Capes and should extend to reach the Perth Metropolitan Area and Albany by 4am Thursday morning. Conditions are expected to ease by early Thursday afternoon. Showers and thunderstorms may produce moderate to heavy rainfall at times, particularly about the South West and Lower West districts. A combination of rising swell and strong to gale force winds will likely result in damaging surf conditions along the coast from late Wednesday which could cause significant beach erosion.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

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

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


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.
  • 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 listen to news bulletins.
Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


END

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

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

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


Time of issue: 08:54 PM
Date of issue: 26 June 2019


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

If you live in the South West and parts of Lower 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, Bunbury, Busselton, Katanning, Mandurah, Manjimup, Margaret River, Mount Barker, Narrogin and Perth.

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 26/06/2019 20:08:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a second strong cold front and pool of cold unstable air is approaching from the west and will reach the South West Capes late on Wednesday evening, and move over the southwest corner of WA Thursday morning. Showers and thunderstorms associated with the cold front and pool of cold unstable air may produce damaging winds with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour that could cause damage to homes and property within the warning area late Wednesday evening and Thursday morning. Damaging winds are expected to redevelop tonight from about 11pm around the South West Capes and extend to reach the Perth Metropolitan Area and Albany by 4am Thursday morning. Conditions are expected to ease by early Thursday afternoon. Showers and thunderstorms may produce moderate to heavy rainfall at times, particularly about the South West and Lower West districts. A combination of rising swell and strong to gale force winds will likely result in damaging surf conditions along the coast from late Wednesday which could cause significant beach erosion.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

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

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


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.
  • 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 listen to news bulletins.
Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


END

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

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

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


Time of issue: 05:05 PM
Date of issue: 26 June 2019


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

If you live in the South West and parts of Lower 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, Bunbury, Busselton, Katanning, Mandurah, Manjimup, Margaret River, Mount Barker, Narrogin and Perth.

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 26/06/2019 16:49:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a strong cold front is currently located near Perth to Albany. A second strong cold front should reach the South West Capes late on Wednesday evening. Showers and thunderstorms associated with the cold fronts may produce damaging winds with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour that could cause damage to homes and property within the warning area Wednesday evening and Thursday morning. Damaging winds are more likely to occur until 7pm this evening with the passage of the first front and then redevelop tonight from about 11pm around the South West Capes with the passage of the second front. Damaging winds with the second from will extend through the remainder of the warning area through Thursday morning. Showers and thunderstorms may produce moderate to heavy rainfall at times, particularly about the South West and Lower West districts. A combination of rising swell and strong to gale force winds will likely result in damaging surf conditions along the coast from late Wednesday which could cause significant beach erosion.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

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

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


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.
  • 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 listen to news bulletins.
Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


END

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

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

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


Time of issue: 01:48 PM
Date of issue: 26 June 2019


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

If you live in the South West and parts of Lower 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, Bunbury, Busselton, Katanning, Mandurah, Manjimup, Margaret River, Mount Barker, Narrogin and Perth.

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 26/06/2019 13:42:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a strong cold front is located near Busselton to Walpole and is expected to be near the Perth Metropolitan area and Albany late this afternoon. Showers and thunderstorms associated with the front may produce DAMAGING WINDS with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour that could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY southwest of a line from Bunbury to Albany. This will extend to be southwest of a line from Yanchep to Narrogin to Katanning to Albany by 5pm Wednesday afternoon. Showers and thunderstorms may produce moderate to heavy rainfall at times, particularly about the South West and Lower West districts. Strong, squally conditions will persist overnight Wednesday and into Thursday with the passage of a pool of cold air over the southwest of the state behind the front. A combination of rising swell and strong to gale force winds will likely result in DAMAGING SURF CONDITIONS along the coast from late Wednesday which could cause SIGNIFICANT BEACH EROSION. Cape Leeuwin reported a 100 kilometre per hour gust at 12:42 pm Australian Western Standard Time.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

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

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


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.
  • 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 listen to news bulletins.
Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


END

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