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Severe Thunderstorm warning for Kununurra and Lake Argyle area has now been Cancelled. Rest of the evening looks to be clear.

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After Storm: Cancellation for Kimberley

Category: Storm
Alert Summary: Cancellation of severe thunderstorms warning for parts of the Kimberley
Content:

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


Time of issue: 07:29 PM
Date of issue: 30 September 2020

Cancellation of severe thunderstorms warning for parts of the Kimberley
The severe thunderstorms warning for the Kimberley, Pilbara, Gascoyne, Goldfields, Eucla, North Interior, South Interior, Central West, Lower West, South West, South Coastal, South East Coastal, Great Southern and Central Wheat Belt districts has been cancelled.

WHAT TO DO:
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 30/09/2020 18:55:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised thunderstorm activity over the northeast Kimberley has eased and is no longer expected to be severe.Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in WA.The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.A wind gust to 118 km/h was recorded at Kununurra airport at 2:24pm WST Wednesday.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Some roads may be closed

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

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


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.


IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

  • If your home has been badly damaged by a storm, call the SES on 132 500
  • In a life threatening situation call 000
After a storm SES volunteers make temporary repairs to homes that have been badly damaged, such as roofs that have been ripped off or large fallen trees on homes or cars. Please contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.

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

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

No further updates will be issued.


END

Posted 11:29am - 30 Sep 2020

After Storm: Cancellation for Kimberley

Category: Storm
Alert Summary: Cancellation of severe thunderstorms warning for parts of the Kimberley
Content:

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


Time of issue: 07:09 PM
Date of issue: 30 September 2020

Cancellation of severe thunderstorms warning for parts of the Kimberley
The severe thunderstorms warning for in Kimberley, Pilbara, Gascoyne, Goldfields, Eucla, North Interior, South Interior, Central West, Lower West, South West, South Coastal, South East Coastal, Great Southern and Central Wheat Belt districts. has been cancelled.

Thunderstorm activity over the northeast Kimberley has eased and is no longer expected to be severe.Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in WA.The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.A wind gust to 118 km/h was recorded at Kununurra airport at 2:24pm WST Wednesday.

WHAT TO DO:
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 30/09/2020 14:51:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised thunderstorm activity over the north east Kimberley may cause damaging wind gusts during Wednesday afternoon and early evening. Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Thunderstorms are forecast to affect Kununurra and Lake Argyle. A wind gust to 118 kilometres per hour was recorded at Kununurra airport at 2:24pm Western Standard Time on Wednesday.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Some roads may be closed

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

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


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

Posted 11:09am - 30 Sep 2020

Storm - Take Action Now for Kimberley

Category: Storm
Alert Summary: Take action with severe thunderstorms coming in parts of the Kimberley
Content:

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


Time of issue: 03:21 PM
Date of issue: 30 September 2020


Take action with severe thunderstorms coming in parts of the Kimberley

If you live in the Kimberley region you should take action and stay safe with severe thunderstorms to come.


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.


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.


WEATHER DETAILS:
At 30/09/2020 14:51:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised thunderstorm activity over the north east Kimberley may cause damaging wind gusts during Wednesday afternoon and early evening. Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Thunderstorms are forecast to affect Kununurra and Lake Argyle. A wind gust to 118 kilometres per hour was recorded at Kununurra airport at 2:24pm Western Standard Time on Wednesday.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Some roads may be closed

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

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


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

Posted 7:21am - 30 Sep 2020

After Storm: Cancellation for Great Southern

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

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


Time of issue: 07:00 PM
Date of issue: 26 September 2020

Cancellation of severe thunderstorms warning for parts of the Great Southern
The severe thunderstorms warning for South coastal district has been cancelled.

WHAT TO DO:
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 26/09/2020 18:02:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in WA.The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and furtherwarnings 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 from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting your Local Government Authority.


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.


IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

  • If your home has been badly damaged by a storm, call the SES on 132 500
  • In a life threatening situation call 000
After a storm SES volunteers make temporary repairs to homes that have been badly damaged, such as roofs that have been ripped off or large fallen trees on homes or cars. Please contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.

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

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

No further updates will be issued.


END

Posted 11:00am - 26 Sep 2020

Storm - Take Action Now for Great Southern

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

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

This is a new alert


Time of issue: 04:53 PM
Date of issue: 26 September 2020


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

If you live in South Coastal District you should take action and stay safe with severe thunderstorms to come.


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 26/09/2020 16:11:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised A surface trough is combining with upper-level instability over the South Coastal district this afternoon. At 4:00pm radarimagery showed two thunderstorms with severe characteristics, approximately 40 kilometres northwest of Denmark thatare tracking east.Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flashflooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Mount Barker andDenmark.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Some roads may be closed



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

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


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

Posted 8:53am - 26 Sep 2020
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Total Fire Ban advice for 28 September 2020

Content:

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


Time of issue: 04:25 PM
Date of issue: 27 September 2020

Total Fire Ban affecting Pilbara, Midwest Gascoyne, Goldfields Midlands, for 28 September 2020

A Total Fire Ban has been declared for 28 September 2020 for the local government districts listed below:

Pilbara Region:

  • East Pilbara - All Day
  • Port Hedland - All Day

Midwest Gascoyne Region:

  • Wiluna - All Day

Goldfields Midlands Region:

  • Laverton - All Day
  • Ngaanyatjarraku - All Day

At these times you must not:

  • Light, maintain or use a fire in the open air
  • Carry out any activity that could start a fire

This includes:

  • All open fires for the purpose of cooking or camping are not allowed.
  • Hot work such as metal work, grinding, welding, soldering, gas cutting or similar is not allowed unless you have an exemption.

If a Harvest and Vehicle Movement Ban has not been implemented by your local government you are able to harvest or move vehicles across paddocks for agricultural purposes.

You could be fined up to $25,000 or jailed for 12 months or both if you ignore the Total Fire Ban.

For information on activities that can or cannot be carried out during a Total Fire Ban visit www.dfes.wa.gov.au/totalfirebans

If the information you want is not available from the website, telephone the Total Fire Ban Information Line on 1800 709 355.

Current Total Fire Bans are also available by visiting www.emergency.wa.gov.au/#totalfirebans

END
Media Contact: DFES Media and Corporate Communications on 9395 9543.

Posted 8:25am - 27 Sep 2020
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