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Smoke Alert Advice for Martin and surrounds in Metro South East

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

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


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

Smoke Alert for Martin and surrounds in the City of Gosnells

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

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

WHAT TO DO:

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

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


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Hazmat Controlled Contained for Mount Barker in PLANTAGENET

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

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


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

Structure Fire in Mount Barker in PLANTAGENET.

The Structure Fire in MOUNT BARKER no longer a threat

WHAT TO DO:

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


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.


  • Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel.
  • Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the Shire of Plantagenet.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


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

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

No further updates will be issued.


END

Hazmat General Warning for Mount Barker in PLANTAGENET

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

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


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

Structure Fire in Mount Barker in PLANTAGENET.

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

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

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

the house contains asbestos

WHAT TO DO:

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


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.


  • Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel.
  • Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the Shire of Plantagenet.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


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

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

Updates will be issued if further information becomes available.


END

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

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

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


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

Smoke Alert for Kalamunda and surrounds in the Perth Metropolitan area

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

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

WHAT TO DO:

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

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


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

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

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


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

Smoke Alert for Kalamunda and surrounds in the Perth Metropolitan area

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

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

WHAT TO DO:

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

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


END

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

WHAT TO DO:

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

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


END

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

WHAT TO DO:

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

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


END

Bushfire All Clear for Great Northern Highway, north of Munjina Roadhouse, in parts of MARBLE BAR in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

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Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Great Northern Highway, north of Munjina Roadhouse, in parts of MARBLE BAR in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND Content:

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

Please note changes under Alert Level and Extra Information sections.


Time of issue: 10:04 AM
Date of issue: 31 May 2020


Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Great Northern Highway, north of Munjina Roadhouse, in parts of MARBLE BAR in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

ALERT LEVEL:

An ALL CLEAR advice is in place for people on or near Great Northern Highway, 40 kilometres north of Munjina Roadhouse in parts of MARBLE BAR in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND.

  • The bushfire is no longer impacting the area.
  • Firefighters will monitor the area for the rest of the day.
  • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

WHAT TO DO:

  • Drive slowly and with caution.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

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

Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 01:06 PM on 30 May 2020.
  • Currently there has been 58 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, 6PR, or news bulletins.

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

No further updates will be issued.


END

Bushfire Advice for Great Northern Highway, north of Munjina Roadhouse, in parts of MARBLE BAR in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

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Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway, north of Munjina Roadhouse, in parts of MARBLE BAR in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND Content:

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

This is a new alert


Time of issue: 04:19 PM
Date of issue: 30 May 2020


Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway, north of Munjina Roadhouse, in parts of MARBLE BAR in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE is in place for people on or near Great Northern Highway, 40 kilometres north of Munjina Roadhouse in parts of MARBLE BAR in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND.

  • 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 is burning on the eastern side of Great Northern Highway.

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 northerly direction.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Roads have not been closed.

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

    Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 01:06 PM on 30 May 2020.
    • 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, 6PR, or news bulletins.

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

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


    END

    After Storm: Cancellation for Perth Metropolitan, Goldfields-Midlands, South West, Lower South West, Great Southern

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

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

    Please note changes to alert level and under weather details section


    Time of issue: 05:20 PM
    Date of issue: 29 May 2020

    Cancellation of severe weather warning for parts of the Perth Metropolitan, Goldfields-Midlands, South West, Lower South West, Great Southern
    As at 29/05/2020 17:00:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the severe weather warning for the Lower West, South West, South Coastal and parts of the Great Southern districts has been cancelled.

    Severe weather is no longer occurring in WA.

    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 29/05/2020 17:00:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised the immediate threat of severe weather has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary. Despite the cancellation of the Severe Weather Warning, tides remain higher than normal along the lower west coast and large swells will continue into Saturday about coastal waters. For more information, see the coastal waters forecasts: http://www.bom.gov.au/wa/forecasts/map.shtml


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Some roads may be closed.

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

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


    WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

    • DFES is monitoring the situation.
    • Emergency services have answered more than 90 calls for help since in the last 24 hours.
    • State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers respond on a priority basis and people are asked to remain patient.


    IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

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

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

    No further updates will be issued.


    END

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

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

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

    Please note changes under weather details section


    Time of issue: 02:32 PM
    Date of issue: 29 May 2020


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

    If you live in Lower West, South West, South Coastal and parts of the 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 29/05/2020 14:04:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a cold front is moving through southwest parts of WA and will continue moving towards the north and east during the afternoon. A pool of cold air behind the front will move over the south coast this evening. This front is not as strong as the weather system which moved through Perth and western parts of WA last Sunday and Monday. Damaging winds, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts to around 100 km/h are possible, particularly in coastal parts south of Mandurah, and could cause damage to homes and property. Conditions will ease from the west during the evening and overnight. Squally thunderstorms are possible throughout the warning area with the passage of the front, with small hail also possible south of Bunbury to Katanning behind the front this evening. Heavy rainfall is possible with rainfall totals of 40 to 50mm in the Perth hills and parts of the Southwest District. Heavy showers and thunderstorms could reduce visibility and make driving conditions hazardous. Tides will be higher than expected between Yanchep and Mandurah. Tides between Mandurah and Albany are likely to rise above the normal high tide mark with very rough seas and potential flooding of low-lying coastal areas. Tides along the lower west coast have been observed at 0.25 to 0.5 of a metre above the predicted tide. Damaging surf conditions are possible which could cause beach erosion about the Southwest Capes and along the south coast to Albany. The following wind gusts were reported: 104 km/h at Gooseberry Hill at 12:47pm WST, 93 km/h at Garden Island at 9:05am WST and 93 km/h at Cape Leeuwin at 8:26am WST. This is typical weather for this time of the year. This front is not as strong as the weather system which moved through Perth and western parts of WA last Sunday and Monday, but winds may cause damage to property and make road conditions hazardous.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Some roads may be closed

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

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


    WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

    • DFES is monitoring the situation.
    • Emergency services have answered more than 70 calls for help since in the last 24 hours.
    • State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers respond on a priority basis and people are asked to remain patient.


    IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

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

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

    Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


    END

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

    EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings -

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

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

    Please note changes under weather details section


    Time of issue: 12:26 PM
    Date of issue: 29 May 2020


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

    If you live in Lower West, South West, South Coastal and parts of the 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 29/05/2020 11:07:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised A cold front is moving through southwest parts of WA and will continue moving towards the north and east during the afternoon. A pool of cold air behind the front will move over the south coast this evening. This front is not as strong as the weather system which moved through Perth and western parts of WA last Sunday and Monday.Damaging winds, averaging 60 to 70 kilometres per hour with peak gusts to around 100 kilometres per hour are possible, particularly in coastal parts south of Mandurah, and could cause damage to homes and property. Damaging winds are possible southwest of a line from Mandurah to Albany extending to Perth and Bremer Bay around midday. Conditions will ease from the west during the evening and overnight. Squally thunderstorms are possible throughout the warning area with the passage of the front, with small hail also possible south of Bunbury to Katanning behind the front this evening.Heavy rainfall is possible with the passage of the cold front. Rainfall totals of 40 to 50 millimetres are possible in the Perth hills and parts of the Southwest District. Heavy showers and thunderstorms could reduce visibility and make driving conditions hazardous. Tides will be higher than expected between Yanchep and Mandurah. Tides between Mandurah and Albany are likely to rise above the normal high tide mark with very rough seas and potential flooding of low-lying coastal areas. Tides along the lower west coast have been observed at 0.25 to 0.5 of a metre above the predicted tide. Damaging surf conditions are possible which could cause beach erosion about the Southwest Capes and along the south coast to Albany. This is typical weather for this time of the year. This front is not as strong as the weather system which moved through Perth and western parts of WA last Sunday and Monday, but winds may cause damage to property and make road conditions hazardous.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Some roads may be closed

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

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


    WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

    • DFES is monitoring the situation.
    • Emergency services have answered more than 51 calls for help since in the last 24 hours.
    • State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers respond on a priority basis and people are asked to remain patient.


    IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

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

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

    Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


    END

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

    EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings -

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

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

    Please note changes under weather details section


    Time of issue: 08:27 AM
    Date of issue: 29 May 2020


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

    If you live in Lower West, South West, South Coastal and parts of the 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 29/05/2020 08:05:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a cold front will move through southwest parts of WA during this morning and afternoon. A pool of cold air behind the front will move over the south coast this evening. This front is not as strong as the weather system which moved through Perth and western parts of WA last Sunday and Monday. DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts to around 100 km/h are possible, particularly in coastal parts south of Mandurah, and could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY. DAMAGING WINDS are possible southwest of a line from Mandurah to Albany extending to Perth and Bremer Bay around midday. Conditions will ease from the west during the evening and overnight. Squally thunderstorms are possible throughout the warning area with the passage of the front with small hail also possible south of Bunbury to Katanning, behind the front this evening. HEAVY RAINFALL is possible with the passage of the cold front. Rainfall totals of 40 to 50mm are possible in the Perth hills and parts of the Southwest District. Heavy showers and thunderstorms could reduce visibility and make driving conditions hazardous. Tides will be higher than expected between Yanchep and Mandurah. Tides between Mandurah and Albany are likely to rise ABOVE THE NORMAL HIGH TIDE MARK with VERY ROUGH SEAS and POTENTIAL FLOODING OF LOW-LYING COASTAL AREAS. DAMAGING SURF CONDITIONS are possible which could cause BEACH EROSION about the Southwest Capes and along the south coast to Albany. This is typical weather for this time of the year this front is not as strong as the weather system which moved through Perth and western parts of WA last Sunday and Monday, but winds may cause damage to property and make road conditions hazardous.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Some roads may be closed

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

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


    WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

    • DFES is monitoring the situation.
    • Emergency services have answered more than 18 calls for help since since 4am this morning.
    • State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers respond on a priority basis and people are asked to remain patient.


    IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

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

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

    Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


    END

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

    EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings -

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

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

    Please note changes under weather details section


    Time of issue: 05:21 AM
    Date of issue: 29 May 2020


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

    If you live in Lower West, South West, South Coastal and parts of the 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 29/05/2020 04:54:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a cold front will move through southwest parts of WA during this morning and afternoon. A pool of cold air behind the front will move over the south coast this evening. This front is not as strong as the weather system which moved through Perth and western parts of WA last Sunday and Monday. Damaging winds, averaging 60 to 70 kilometres per hour with peak gusts to around 100 kilometres per hour are possible, particularly in coastal parts south of Mandurah, and could cause damage to homes and property. Damaging winds are forecast to develop southwest of a line from Busselton to Walpole over the next few hours, extending to southwest of a line from Mandurah to Albany by around 8am and to Perth and Bremer Bay around midday. Conditions will ease from the west during the evening and overnight. Squally thunderstorms are likely with the passage of the front. Squally thunderstorms and small hail are possible, south of Bunbury to Katanning, behind the front this evening. Heavy rainfall is possible with the passage of the cold front. Rainfall totals of 40 to 50 millimetres are possible in the Perth hills and parts of the Southwest District. Tides will be higher than expected between Yanchep and Mandurah. Tides between Mandurah and Albany are likely to rise above the normal high tide mark with very rough seas and potential flooding of low-lying coastal areas. Damaging surf conditions are possible which could cause beach erosion about the Southwest Capes and along the south coast to Albany. This is typical weather for this time of the year. This front is not as strong as the weather system which moved through Perth and western parts of WA last Sunday and Monday, but winds may cause damage to property and make road conditions hazardous.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Some roads may be closed

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

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


    WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

    • DFES is monitoring the situation.


    IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

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

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

    Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


    END

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

    EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings -

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

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

    Please note changes under weather details section


    Time of issue: 11:19 PM
    Date of issue: 28 May 2020


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

    If you live in Lower West, South West, South Coastal and parts of the 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 27/05/2020 22:42:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a cold front will move through southwest parts of WA during Friday morning and afternoon. A pool of cold air behind the front will move over the south coast on Friday evening. This front is not as strong as the weather system which moved through Perth and western parts of WA last Sunday and Monday. Damaging winds, averaging 60 to 70 kilometres per hour with peak gusts to around 100 kilometres per hour are possible, particularly in coastal parts south of Mandurah, and could cause damage to homes and property. Damaging winds are forecast to develop southwest of a line from Busselton to Walpole from about 5am Friday, extending to southwest of a line from Mandurah to Albany by around 8am and to Perth and Bremer Bay around midday. Squally thunderstorms are likely with the passage of the front. Squally thunderstorms and small hail are possible, south of Bunbury to Katanning, behind the front on Friday evening. Heavy rainfall is possible with the passage of the cold front. Rainfall totals of 40 to 50 millimetres are possible in the Perth hills and parts of the Southwest District. Tides will be higher than expected between Yanchep and Mandurah. Tides between Mandurah and Albany are likely to rise above the normal high tide mark with very rough seas and potential flooding of low-lying coastal areas. Damaging surf conditions are possible which could cause beach erosion about the Southwest Capes and along the south coast to Albany. This is typical weather for this time of the year. This front is not as strong as the weather system which moved through Perth and western parts of WA last Sunday and Monday, but winds may cause damage to property and make road conditions hazardous.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Some roads may be closed

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

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


    WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

    • DFES is monitoring the situation.


    IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

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

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

    Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


    END

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

    EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings -

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

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

    This is a new alert


    Time of issue: 03:36 PM
    Date of issue: 28 May 2020

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


    Locations which may be affected include Albany, Bunbury, Busselton, 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 has these tips to help you and your family get ready now:

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

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


    WEATHER DETAILS:
    At 27/05/2020 15:18:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a cold front will move through southwest parts of WA during Friday morning and afternoon. A pool of cold air behind the front will move over the south coast on Friday evening. This front is not as strong as the weather system which moved through Perth and western parts of WA last Sunday and Monday. DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts to around 100 km/h are possible, particularly in coastal parts south of Mandurah, and could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY. DAMAGING WINDS are forecast to develop southwest of a line from Busselton to Walpole from about 5am Friday, extending to southwest of a line from Mandurah to Albany by around 8am and to Perth and Bremer Bay around midday. Squally thunderstorms are likely with the passage of the front. Squally thunderstorms and small hail are possible, south of Bunbury to Katanning, behind the front on Friday evening. HEAVY RAINFALL is possible with the passage of the cold front. Rainfall totals of 40 to 50mm are possible in the Perth hills and parts of the Southwest District. Tides will be higher than expected between Yanchep and Mandurah. Tides between Mandurah and Albany are likely to rise ABOVE THE NORMAL HIGH TIDE MARK with VERY ROUGH SEAS and POTENTIAL FLOODING OF LOW-LYING COASTAL AREAS. DAMAGING SURF CONDITIONS are possible which could cause BEACH EROSION about the Southwest Capes and along the south coast to Albany. This is typical weather for this time of the year this front is not as strong as the weather system which moved through Perth and western parts of WA last Sunday and Monday, but winds may cause damage to property and make road conditions hazardous.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Some roads may be closed

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

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


    WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

    • DFES is monitoring the situation.


    IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

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

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

    Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


    END

    After Storm: Cancellation for Great Southern

    EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings -

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

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

    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.


    Time of issue: 05:47 AM
    Date of issue: 26 May 2020

    Cancellation of severe weather warning for parts of the Great Southern
    As at 26/05/2020 00:42:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the severe weather warning South Coastal 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 26/05/2020 00:42:00 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 been closed due to flooding including:

    • Riverside Drive westbound between Plain Street and Barrack Street

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

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


    POWER:

    Western Power has advised that approximately 10, 000 properties are without power across the network.

    Horizon Power has advised properties are without power in the Esperance, Coral Bay, Carnarvon and Roebourne areas. 

    To report downed powerlines call Western Power on 13 13 51, OR Call Horizon Power on 13 23 51.


    WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

    • DFES is monitoring the situation.
    • Emergency services have answered more than 582 calls for help since since 7am Sunday.
    • Majority of damage has been reported in the Perth Metropolitan Region. Reports of damage have come from the Pilbara, Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands, Perth Metropolitan, South West, Lower South West and Great Southern regions.
    • State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers respond on a priority basis and people are asked to remain patient.


    IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

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

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

    Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


    END

    After Storm: Cancellation for South West, Lower South West

    EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings -

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

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

    Please note changes throughout


    Time of issue: 11:07 PM
    Date of issue: 25 May 2020


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

    If you live in South East Coastal district, you should take action and stay safe with severe weather to come.


    Locations which may be affected include Esperance and Ravensthorpe.


    For the remainder of this event, the weather is comparable to a strong winter cold front that people in the southwest of WA typically experience about 5 times a year.


    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 you know your home is susceptible to flooding, particularly to those in the Busselton area prepare now by creating your own sandbags by using pillow cases filled with sand and place them around doorways to protect your home.
    • If boating, swimming or surfing leave the water.

    IF DRIVING:

    • Do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
    • Slow down, turn your lights on and keep a safe distance from other drivers.
    • Be alert and watch for hazards on the road such as fallen powerlines and loose debris.
    • If it is raining heavily and you cannot see, pull over and park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears.

    • Take care in areas that have been flooded and be careful driving on gravel roads as surfaces will be slippery and muddy, and vehicles could become bogged.

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

    Cancellation of severe weather warning for parts of the South West, Lower South West
    As at 25/05/2020 22:42:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the severe weather warning South Coastal district has been cancelled.

    Severe weather is no longer occurring in the Lower West district and northern parts of the Southwest district, and the warning for these areas is CANCELLED. This includes Mandurah, Bunbury and Busselton.

    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 25/05/2020 22:42:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised deep low-pressure system has passed to the south of the State. Conditions will continue to ease early Tuesday morning.WIDESPREAD DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts to around 100 km/h are likely and could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY in the warning area, including Esperance.Expect wind conditions to ease early Tuesday morning.Severe weather is no longer occurring in the South Coastal district, and the warning for this area is CANCELLED.Tides between Jurien Bay and Esperance are likely to rise ABOVE THE NORMAL HIGH TIDE MARK with VERY ROUGH SEAS AND FLOODING OF LOW-LYING COASTAL AREAS.DAMAGING SURF CONDITIONS are likely which could cause SIGNIFICANT BEACH EROSION. DAMAGING SURF is expected to continue for coastal parts between Denham and Israelite Bay into Tuesday.The following severe wind gusts have been recorded since 6 am AWST Monday:109 km/h at Cape Leeuwin at 08:13am AWST109 km/h at Cape Naturaliste at 12:18pm AWST.104 km/h at Busselton Jetty at 06:52am AWST.98 km/h at Hillarys Boat Harbour at 01:23pm AWST.94 km/h at Witchcliffe at 11:24am AWST.93 km/h at Swanbourne at 03:25pm AWST.91 km/h at Albany Airport at 7:22am AWST.Coastal locations between Kalbarri and Albany are currently recording tides higher than normal.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Roads have been closed due to flooding including:

    • Riverside Drive westbound between Plain Street and Barrack Street

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

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


    POWER:

    Western Power has advised at 5pm Monday that approximately 11, 000 properties are without power across the network and approximately 4,400 of those properties are within the metropolitan area.

    Horizon Power has advised properties are without power in the Esperance, Coral Bay, Carnarvon and Roebourne areas. 

    To report downed powerlines call Western Power on 13 13 51, OR Call Horizon Power on 13 23 51.


    WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

    • DFES is monitoring the situation.
    • Emergency services have answered more than 582 calls for help since since 7am Sunday.
    • Majority of damage has been reported in the Perth Metropolitan Region. Reports of damage have come from the Pilbara, Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands, Perth Metropolitan, South West, Lower South West and Great Southern regions.
    • State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers respond on a priority basis and people are asked to remain patient.


    IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

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

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

    Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


    END

    After Storm: Cancellation for South West, Lower South West

    EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings -

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

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

    Please note changes throughout


    Time of issue: 08:21 PM
    Date of issue: 25 May 2020


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

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


    Locations which may be affected include Albany, Esperance, Mount Barker, Jerramungup, Ravensthorpe and Salmon Gums.


    For the remainder of this event, the weather is comparable to a strong winter cold front that people in the southwest of WA typically experience about 5 times a year.


    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 you know your home is susceptible to flooding, particularly to those in the Busselton area prepare now by creating your own sandbags by using pillow cases filled with sand and place them around doorways to protect your home.
    • If boating, swimming or surfing leave the water.

    IF DRIVING:

    • Do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
    • Slow down, turn your lights on and keep a safe distance from other drivers.
    • Be alert and watch for hazards on the road such as fallen powerlines and loose debris.
    • If it is raining heavily and you cannot see, pull over and park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears.

    • Take care in areas that have been flooded and be careful driving on gravel roads as surfaces will be slippery and muddy, and vehicles could become bogged.

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

    Cancellation of severe weather warning for parts of the South West, Lower South West
    As at 25/05/2020 19:46:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the severe weather warning Lower West district and northern parts of the Southwest district has been cancelled.

    Severe weather is no longer occurring in the Lower West district and northern parts of the Southwest district, and the warning for these areas is CANCELLED. This includes Mandurah, Bunbury and Busselton.

    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 25/05/2020 19:46:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a deeep low-pressure system has passed to the south of the State. Conditions will continue to ease from the west during the evening. WIDESPREAD DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts to around 100 km/h are likely and could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY in the warning area, including Albany and Esperance. Expect wind conditions to continue to gradually ease from the west during Monday evening.Severe weather is no longer occurring in the South West and Great Southern districts, and the warning for these areas is CANCELLED. Tides between Jurien Bay and Esperance are likely to rise ABOVE THE NORMAL HIGH TIDE MARK with VERY ROUGH SEAS AND FLOODING OF LOW-LYING COASTAL AREAS.DAMAGING SURF CONDITIONS are likely which could cause SIGNIFICANT BEACH EROSION. DAMAGING SURF is expected to continue for coastal parts between Denham and Israelite Bay into Tuesday.The following severe wind gusts have been recorded since 6 am AWST Monday:109 km/h at Cape Leeuwin at 08:13am AWST109 km/h at Cape Naturaliste at 12:18pm AWST.104 km/h at Busselton Jetty at 06:52am AWST.98 km/h at Hillarys Boat Harbour at 01:23pm AWST.94 km/h at Witchcliffe at 11:24am AWST.93 km/h at Swanbourne at 03:25pm AWST.91 km/h at Albany Airport at 7:22am AWST.Coastal locations between Kalbarri and Albany are currently recording tides higher than normal.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Roads have been closed due to flooding including:

    • Riverside Drive westbound between Plain Street and Barrack Street

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

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


    POWER:

    Western Power has advised at 5pm Monday that approximately 11, 000 properties are without power across the network and approximately 4,400 of those properties are within the metropolitan area.

    Horizon Power has advised properties are without power in the Esperance, Coral Bay, Carnarvon and Roebourne areas. 

    To report downed powerlines call Western Power on 13 13 51, OR Call Horizon Power on 13 23 51.


    WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

    • DFES is monitoring the situation.
    • Emergency services have answered more than 582 calls for help since since 7am Sunday.
    • Majority of damage has been reported in the Perth Metropolitan Region. Reports of damage have come from the Pilbara, Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands, Perth Metropolitan, South West, Lower South West and Great Southern regions.
    • State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers respond on a priority basis and people are asked to remain patient.


    IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

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

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

    Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


    END

    After Storm: Cancellation for Goldfields-Midlands, Lower South West, South West

    EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings -

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

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

    Please note changes throughout


    Time of issue: 05:24 PM
    Date of issue: 25 May 2020


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

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


    Locations which may be affected include Albany, Esperance, Manjimup, Mount Barker, Salmon Gums and Walpole.


    For the remainder of this event, the weather is comparable to a strong winter cold front that people in the southwest of WA typically experience about five times a year.


    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 you know your home is susceptible to flooding, particularly to those in the Busselton area prepare now by creating your own sandbags by using pillow cases filled with sand and place them around doorways to protect your home.
    • If boating, swimming or surfing leave the water.

    IF DRIVING:

    • Do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
    • Slow down, turn your lights on and keep a safe distance from other drivers.
    • Be alert and watch for hazards on the road such as fallen powerlines and loose debris.
    • If it is raining heavily and you cannot see, pull over and park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears.

    • Take care in areas that have been flooded and be careful driving on gravel roads as surfaces will be slippery and muddy, and vehicles could become bogged.

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

    Cancellation of severe weather warning for parts of the Goldfields-Midlands, Lower South West, South West
    As at 25/05/2020 16:57:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the severe weather warning for the Lower West district and northern parts of the Southwest district has been cancelled.

    Severe weather is no longer occurring in the Lower West district and northern parts of the Southwest district, and the warning for these areas is CANCELLED. This includes Mandurah, Bunbury and Busselton.

    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 25/05/2020 16:57:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a deep low-pressure system is passing to the south of the State. Conditions will continue to ease from the west during the evening. Widespread damaging winds, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts to around 100 km/h are likely and could cause damage to homes and property in the warning area, including Albany and Esperance. Expect wind conditions to continue to gradually ease from the west during Monday evening. Tides between Jurien Bay and Esperance are likely to rise above the normal high tide mark with very rough seas and flooding of low-lying coastal areas. Damaging surf conditions are likely which could cause significant beach erosion. Damaging surf is expected to continue for coastal parts between Denham and Israelite Bay into Tuesday.Severe weather is no longer occurring in the Lower West district and northern parts of the Southwest district, and the warning for these areas is CANCELLED. This includes Mandurah, Bunbury and Busselton.The following severe wind gusts have been recorded since 6 am AWST Monday:109 km/h at Cape Leeuwin at 08:13am AWST109 km/h at Cape Naturaliste at 12:18pm AWST.104 km/h at Busselton Jetty at 06:52am AWST.98 km/h at Hillarys Boat Harbour at 01:23pm AWST.94 km/h at Witchcliffe at 11:24am AWST.93 km/h at Swanbourne at 03:25pm AWST.91 km/h at Albany Airport at 7:22am AWST.Coastal locations between Kalbarri and Albany are currently recording tides higher than normal.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Roads have been closed due to flooding including:

    • Riverside Drive westbound between Plain Street and Barrack Street

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

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


    POWER:

    Western Power has advised at 5pm Monday that approximately 11, 000 properties are without power across the network and approximately 4,400 of those properties are within the metropolitan area.

    Horizon Power has advised properties are without power in the Esperance, Coral Bay, Carnarvon and Roebourne areas. 

    To report downed powerlines call Western Power on 13 13 51, OR Call Horizon Power on 13 23 51.


    WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

    • DFES is monitoring the situation.
    • Emergency services have answered more than 559 calls for help since since 7am Sunday.
    • Majority of damage has been reported in the Perth Metropolitan Region. Reports of damage have come from the Pilbara, Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands, Perth Metropolitan, South West, Lower South West and Great Southern regions.
    • State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers respond on a priority basis and people are asked to remain patient.


    IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

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

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

    Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


    END

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