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PREPARE TO LEAVE || Weyba Downs (part of the Peregian fire)

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PREPARE TO LEAVE UPDATED 11/9/19 | NOTE: People who have evacuated these areas should not return. They will be notified when it is safe to return to the area.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Peregian Beach, Peregian Breeze Estate and the south of Lake Weyba.
You need to be ready to follow your bushfire survival plan. If you do not have a plan, or intend to leave, you should be ready to leave the area because the situation could get worse quickly.
Currently as at 11.05am Wednesday 11 September, a large fire continues to travel slowly in a north, north westerly direction from Peregian Beach towards the southern end of Lake Weyba.

Crews have managed to slow the progress of the fire however it remains uncontained.
A separate bushfire warning applies to residents of Peregian Beach, Marcus Beach and Castaways Beach. Residents of Peregian Beach, Marcus Beach and Castaways Beach – areas east of the National Park – can now safely return to their homes.
Fire crews are working to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door.

Evacuation centres remain open at:
• Nambour Showgrounds on Coronation Avenue, Nambour
• Fishermans Road Multi Sports Centre at 108 Fishermans Road, Maroochydore.
• Noosa Leisure Centre, Wallace Drive, Noosaville
• The J Noosa, 60 Noosa Drive, Noosa Junction.

People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe your property is under threat.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
• Listen to your local radio station or visit the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website for regular updates.
• If you have a bushfire survival plan, finalise it now so you are ready to follow it.
• If you do not have a bushfire survival plan, or if your plan is to leave, identify where you will go if you leave the area.
• Advise family and friends of your plan.
• Close windows and doors to minimise smoke exposure.
• If you suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.
• Drive with caution in low visibility conditions.
• Contact your neighbours to see if they need help preparing for the bushfire.
• Pack important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) in case you need to leave the area.
• Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
• Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
• Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
• Take action to protect your livestock.
• Move flammable materials such as doormats, wheelie bins, and outdoor furniture away from your house.
• Fill containers such as your bath, sinks, and buckets with water so you have access to drinking water and firefighting water.
• Close windows and doors, sealing the gaps under doors and screens with wet towels to keep smoke out of the house.

KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
• Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandRescueService) and Twitter (@QldFES)
• Staying tuned to your local radio station. Find your local ABC radio station at https://radio.abc.net.au/help/offline and your local commercial radio station at http://www.commercialradio.com.au/find-a-station/queensland;
• Visiting the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website at www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/map

FURTHER INFORMATION:
• For bushfire preparation tips, visit the RFS website: www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/BushFire_Safety
• For information about road closures, call 13 19 40 or visit www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au

The next update will be provided by 1.05pm or if the situation changes.
EARLIER | As of 5:05 PM

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire approaching Peregian Beach, Peregian Breeze Estate and south of Lake Weyba. 

You need to be ready to follow your bushfire survival plan. If you do not have a plan, or intend to leave, you should be ready to leave the area because the situation could get worse quickly.

Currently as at 5.05pm Tuesday 10 September, a large and severe fire continues to travel in a north, north westerly direction from Peregian Beach towards the southern end of Lake Weyba. 

It is currently impacting parts of the Peregian Breeze Estate, Peregian Beach, and the southern end of Lake Weyba. 

The fire is expected to have a significant impact on the community.

A separate bushfire warning applies to residents of Peregian Beach, Peregian Breeze Estate and south of Lake Weyba. These residents should refer to the Emergency Warning (Leave Immediately) for Peregian Beach, Peregian Breeze Estate and south of Lake Weyba.

A further bushfire warning applies to residents of Marcus Beach and Castaways Beach. These residents should refer to the Advice (stay informed) for Marcus Beach and Castaways Beach.

Fire crews are working to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door.

People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.

Residents who wish to evacuate in Weyba Downs should travel in a north westerly direction to Emu Mountain Road and Walter Hay Drive towards Cooroy.

Evacuation centres are open for people travelling north at the Cooroy Library, 9 Maple Street, Cooroy, Noosa Leisure Centre, Wallace Drive, Noosaville and The J Noosa, 60 Noosa Drive, Noosa Junction.

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe your property is under threat.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
•           Listen to your local radio station or visit the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website for regular updates.
•           If you have a bushfire survival plan, finalise it now so you are ready to follow it.
•           If you do not have a bushfire survival plan, or if your plan is to leave, identify where you will go if you leave the area.
•           Advise family and friends of your plan.
•           Close windows and doors to minimise smoke exposure.
•           If you suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.
•           Drive with caution in low visibility conditions.
•           Contact your neighbours to see if they need help preparing for the bushfire.
•           Pack important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) in case you need to leave the area.
•           Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
•           Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
•           Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
•           Take action to protect your livestock.
•           Move flammable materials such as doormats, wheelie bins, and outdoor furniture away from your house.
•           Fill containers such as your bath, sinks, and buckets with water so you have access to drinking water and firefighting water.
•           Close windows and doors, sealing the gaps under doors and screens with wet towels to keep smoke out of the house.

KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
•           Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandRescueService) and Twitter (@QldFES)
•           Staying tuned to your local radio station. Find your local ABC radio station at https://radio.abc.net.au/help/offline and your local commercial radio station at http://www.commercialradio.com.au/find-a-station/queensland;
•           Visiting the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website at www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/map

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