Thousands of homes across Perth remain without power after golf-ball-sized hail, strong winds and small fires sparked by lightning wreaked havoc on Tuesday evening.

Roofs were blown off at some properties, cars were damaged, streets flooded and trees were knocked down during the severe thunderstorm.

On Botica’s Bunch, we heard stories of being stuck on the freeway, stuck in an underground carpark  – and Perth Airport check-in staff copping a straight-up drenching.

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Meanwhile, the Department of Fire and Emergency Services says there were more than 600 calls made to the SES and for emergency response.

At the peak of the outages, about 18,000 homes were without power.


Western Power says there are about 2000 customers in the metro area still affected by storm outages.

“Our crews will continue to repair parts of the network to restore the remaining customers back to grid power as quickly and safely as possible,” they said in a statement.

with AAP