Storm Aftermath

Damage to Wheatbelt Towns

Storm Aftermath

Wild weather ripped the roof off a primary school, flattened sheds and stranded livestock in Western Australia's Wheatbelt area yesterday. 

 

The Bureau of Meteorology said 46 millimetres of rain fell in the small town of Kulin, about 280 kilometres east of Perth, and wind gusts of up to 80 kilometres per hour were recorded.

 

The Kondinin Volunteer Fire and Emergency Service said six house roofs had been lost and powerlines were down everywhere.

Captain Roger Northey said no reports of injuries had been received, but they had a long clean-up ahead of them.

"I was in town at the time, I've never experienced anything that intense in my life.It was raining that hard rain was coming through window seals on the aluminium windows."

 

Weatherzone meteorologist Kim Westcott said a slow moving deep, low pressure trough had brought severe thunderstorms and a lot of rain to the southern half of the state in recent days.

The storm has moved away from the Perth area and into the Wheatbelt, and is expected to move off into South Australia. 

 

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