What warnings does DFES provide?
DFES issues a range of warnings to inform the community during significant incidents threatening lives and property.
Warnings give you the best available advice about the levels of risk and danger and the actions to take.
DFES issues warnings for a wide range of incidents including bushfire, cyclone, tsunami, flood, storm, earthquake and hazardous material spills.
DFES places warnings on the Emergency WA on the DFES Emergency Information Line (13 DFES or 13 3337), provides warnings to media outlets, issues them via social media (Twitter: @dfes_wa), provides them to stakeholders such as other State Government agencies and utilities and uses several other communication channels to reach communities.
Agencies such as the Bureau of Meteorology, Department of Parks and Wildlife and Geoscience Australia also issue emergency information and warnings.
Warning information may be accompanied by the Standard Emergency Warning Signal (SEWS) during emerging situations of extreme danger.
While every effort is made to ensure warnings are current and accurate, bushfires, storms and cyclones can be fast-moving and unpredictable – meaning information becomes outdated quickly. Warnings are based on the best information available at the time.
DFES warnings have been developed through community research and insights from major bushfires, cyclones, storms and other emergencies.
They include information from experienced emergency services personnel, who are looking out for your safety. So, always take notice and heed the warnings.
We rely on you to help us know where an emergency is. If there is a life threatening emergency, or if you can see smoke or fire and cannot see emergency services nearby, please call 000 to report it.
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