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Ahh.. a long weekend! Some showers for those in the #southwest and along the south coast with the chance of thunder… External link...

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The Severe Weather Warning for Damaging Winds has now been cancelled for the #DarlingScarp and foothills.… External link...

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Gusty wind conditions over the #DarlingScarp and foothills are expected tonight. Damaging winds (50 to 60 km/h) wit… External link...

6:10am - 24 Sep 2020

RT @BOM_au: We are likely to see above-average rainfall across the eastern two-thirds of Australia, warmer-than-average days in the topics…

6:02am - 24 Sep 2020

A large area of western #WA is expecting temperatures 10-12°C above average today. #Geraldton is heading for a top… External link...

2:54am - 24 Sep 2020

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Mr Denis Glennon makes an emotional statement in response to yesterday’s verdicts. Watch the full video here:… External link...

19 hours

UPDATE - Dawesville Marine Search A thorough search of the area by air and sea did not identify any person in dist… External link...

9:01am - 24 Sep 2020

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7:47am - 24 Sep 2020

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6:52am - 24 Sep 2020

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2:57am - 23 Sep 2020

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Nicholson Rd Overpass LEFT AND CENTRE LANE BLOCKED southbound at Roe Hwy, Thornlie due to a vehicle rollover… External link...

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7:05am - 24 Sep 2020

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To mark the launch of #4changeWA in October, Containers for Change has unveiled a huge black $wan sculpture in… External link...

12:35am - 24 Sep 2020

Construction on WA's first pedestrian priority precinct has commenced in the east end of Perth's CBD. Hay St (Pier… External link...

8:25am - 23 Sep 2020

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12:30am - 23 Sep 2020

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1:25am - 20 Sep 2020

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3:10am - 17 Sep 2020

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After Storm: Cancellation for Perth Metropolitan, South West

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

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

Please note this Warning is now Cancelled


Time of issue: 08:44 AM
Date of issue: 25 September 2020

Cancellation of severe weather warning for parts of the Perth Metropolitan, South West
The severe weather warning for Lower West and South West 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 25/09/2020 04:04:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised winds have eased across the Darling Scarp. Gusty conditions over the Darling Scarp and foothills earlier Friday morning have now eased and the warning is CANCELLED. The immediate threat of severe weather has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary. This weather is not typical for this time of the year and winds may cause damage to property and make road conditions hazardous. Gooseberry Hill recorded a wind gust of 87 kilometers per hour at 2:00am Australian Western Standard Time Friday. Perth Airport recorded a wind gust of 78 kilometers per hour at 3:36am Australian Western Standard Time Friday.


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 22 hours ago

Storm - Take Action Now for Perth Metropolitan, South West

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

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


Time of issue: 06:50 AM
Date of issue: 25 September 2020


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

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


Locations which may be affected include Dwellingup, Kalamunda, Mundaring and Donnybrook.


This is unusual weather that could cause damage to 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.


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 25/09/2020 04:04:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised A trough moving south over central parts of the South West Land Division combined with a strong ridge of high pressure in the Bight will cause gusty conditions over the Darling Scarp and the foothills tonight. DAMAGING WINDS averaging 50 to 60 km/h with peak gusts to around 90 km/h are possible over the Darling Scarp and the foothills and could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY. Winds will continue to be strongest until 8:00am AWST Friday.


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.

Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


END

Posted 10:50pm - 24 Sep 2020

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

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

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


Time of issue: 11:03 PM
Date of issue: 24 September 2020


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

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


Locations which may be affected include Dwellingup, Kalamunda, Mundaring and Donnybrook.


This is unusual weather that could cause damage to 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.


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 24/09/2020 22:21:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised A trough moving south over central parts of the South West Land Division combined with a strong ridge of high pressure in the Bight will cause gusty conditions over the Darling Scarp and the foothills tonight. DAMAGING WINDS averaging 50 to 60 km/h with peak gusts to around 90 km/h are possible over the Darling Scarp and the foothills and could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY. Winds will be strongest through the remaining parts of Thursday until 8:00am AWST on Friday morning.


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.

Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


END

Posted 3:03pm - 24 Sep 2020

Structure Fire All Clear for in Metro North Coastal

Category: Other
Alert Summary: Structure Fire in QUINNS ROCKS in the CITY OF WANNEROO
Content:

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


Time of issue: 10:48 PM
Date of issue: 24 September 2020


Structure Fire in QUINNS ROCKS in the CITY OF WANNEROO

  • The structure fire on Beverley Crescent, in Quinns Rocks in the City of Wanneroo has been extinguished and made safe.


WHAT TO DO:
  • 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 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 CITY OF WANNEROO.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:


EXTRA INFORMATION:

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 2:48pm - 24 Sep 2020

Structure Fire Advice for Quinns Rocks in Perth Metropolitan

Category: Other
Alert Summary: Structure Fire Advice for Quinns Rocks in the City of Wanneroo
Content:

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


Time of issue: 06:17 PM
Date of issue: 24 September 2020

Structure Fire Advice for Quinns Rocks in the City of Wanneroo

ALERT LEVEL
A Structure Fire Advice is current for people in or near Quinns Rocks in the City of Wanneroo

There is a building on fire in Beverley Crescent in Quinns Rocks in the City of Wanneroo

WHAT TO DO:
Department of Fire and Emergency Services WA advises you to:

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

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

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

The next update will be issued when the situation changes
END

Posted 10:17am - 24 Sep 2020
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