Stay safe as severe weather conditions continue

Published on Monday, 30 May 2022 at 11:26:52 AM

Residents and visitors to the region are advised to practice caution as take action and minor flooding warnings are issued for parts of the Pilbara and Kimberley 

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) has advised residents in the Kimberley and Pilbara districts to take action and stay safe as unseasonal rain and weather continues. 

Road users across the Shire and neighbouring Pilbara Shires are urged to take extra care on roads and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current. 

Many roads in our region are experiencing flash flooding and may be closed in certain areas. 

Be alert and watch for hazards on the road such as fallen powerlines and loose debris, and if it is raining heavily and you cannot see, pull over and park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears. 

Residents and visitors to the area are advised to take necessary precautions in the event of severe weather or storms, including: 

  • 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 

Road information is available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting or through the Shire's Road Condition Report on our website  

Keep up to date with changing weather conditions by visiting the DFES website  

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