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STAY INFORMED: Tewantin (Part of Cooroibah Bushfire)

STAY INFORMED UPDATED 1:10PM 12/11/19 | The warning for Tewantin (part of Cooroibah bushfire) is Advice.  

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Cooroibah.

You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes.

Currently as at 1.10pm, Tuesday 12 November, a bushfire is burning in Cooroibah and surrounding areas.

Ground crews and aircraft remain on scene monitoring and patrolling.

Residents who previously evacuated from Tewantin and Noosa Banks are now allowed to return to their homes. However, residents are urged to use caution as there could be hazards in the area such as damaged trees. Smoke is affecting roads, so motorists should drive with caution and to conditions.

Separate warnings are in place for Cooroibah/Ringtail Creek as well as Noosa North Shore. Residents in those areas must follow the directions in those warnings and the directions of authorities.

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

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you or 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, refer to it now and be 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 the situation changes.
• 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.
• Consider finding your essential items (e.g., identification documents, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing such as a long-sleeved cotton shirt and trousers, and boots) in case you need to leave.
• Consider what you will do to protect your pets and livestock.
• Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
• Advise family and friends of your intended actions if the situation changes.

KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
• Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandEmergencyServices) 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 when the situation changes.

STAY INFORMED UPDATED 7:40PM 10/11/19 | The warning for the Tewantin (part of Cooroibah bushfire) is Advice.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises you need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes.

Currently as at 7.40pm Sunday, 10 November, a bushfire is burning in Cooroibah.

Residents who previously evacuated from Tewantin and Noosa Banks are now allowed to return to their homes. However, residents are urged to use caution as there could be hazards in the area such as damaged trees. Smoke is affecting roads, so motorists should drive with caution and to conditions.

Separate warnings are in place for Cooroibah/Ringtail Creek as well as Noosa North Shore. Residents in those areas must follow the directions in those warnings and the directions of authorities.

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

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you or 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, refer to it now and be 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 the situation changes.
• 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.
• Consider finding your essential items (e.g., identification documents, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing such as a long-sleeved cotton shirt and trousers, and boots) in case you need to leave.
• Consider what you will do to protect your pets and livestock.
• Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
• Advise family and friends of your intended actions if the situation changes.

KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
• Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandEmergencyServices) 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 when the situation changes.

UPDATE|| STAY INFORMED: Tewantin (part of Cooroibah bushfire) as at 7.40pm Sun 10 Nov

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Cooroibah. 

You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes.

Currently as at 7.40pm Sunday, 10 November, a bushfire is burning in Cooroibah. 

Residents who previously evacuated from Tewantin and Noosa Banks are now allowed to return to their homes. However, residents are urged to use caution as there could be hazards in the area such as damaged trees. Smoke is affecting roads, so motorists should drive with caution and to conditions. 

Separate warnings are in place for Cooroibah/Ringtail Creek as well as Noosa North Shore. Residents in those areas must follow the directions in those warnings and the directions of authorities.

 

EARLIER||

 

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Cooroibah. 

You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes.

Currently as at 1.05pm Sunday 10 November, a bushfire is burning in Cooroibah. 

Residents who previously evacuated from Tewantin and Noosa Banks are now allowed to return to their homes. However, residents are urged to use caution as there could be hazards in the area such as damaged trees. Smoke is affecting roads, so motorists should drive with caution and to conditions. 

Residents in Cooroibah and Ringtail Creek must not return to their properties, as conditions are still too dangerous. 

Separate warnings are in place for Cooroibah/Ringtail Creek as well as Noosa North Shore. Residents in those areas must follow the directions in those warnings and the directions of authorities.

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

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you or 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, refer to it now and be 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 the situation changes.
• 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.
• Consider finding your essential items (e.g., identification documents, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing such as a long-sleeved cotton shirt and trousers, and boots) in case you need to leave.
• Consider what you will do to protect your pets and livestock.
• Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
• Advise family and friends of your intended actions if the situation changes.

KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
• Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandEmergencyServices) 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

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