Dozens of homeowners are assessing the damage, and another
16,000 people are waiting for the power to come back on,
after Perth and the southwest of Western Australia was
battered by a storm.
After 11pm on Sunday, the State Emergency Service (SES)
responded to 52 calls for help from residents, including 12
calls made from regional WA.
In Perth, the areas hardest hit were Rockingham, Inglewood,
Gosnells and Stirling, where homes suffered major structural
damage, water damage and roof damage.
Fallen trees and standing water were causing havoc on the
roads, with a fallen tree on the Great Southern Highway
approximately 20km north of Katanning, with the the
Augusta-Margaret River region also affected.
SES units in Busselton, Bunbury, Mandurah and
Augusta-Margaret River were also responding to calls.
Western Power staff were dispatched across the state to
attempt to restore power to about 16,000 customers.
The southwest suffered the worst damage to the network, with
about 5000 customers losing power in Manjimup and Bridgetown.
Around 400 people in Perth were without power in the
The Bureau of Meteorology is also warning a deep low and a
very strong cold front is looming off the south-west coast.
Widespread dangerous winds in excess of 125km/h are
anticipated, which could result in "significant damage or
destruction to homes and property".
People in Bunbury, Busselton, Margaret River, Bridgetown,
Narrogin, Katanning, Albany and Esperance are being warned to
expect horrid conditions Monday night and Tuesday.
Dangerous winds are also likely south of Perth to Southern
Cross to Norseman to Israelite Bay, while higher than normal
tides could cause flooding of low-lying coastal areas between
Perth and Esperance.
Dangerous surf conditions are likely, which could cause
significant beach erosion.