Perth woke up to a big ol’ mess on Thursday morning after a storm swept across the southern region of WA overnight.
Last night, trees were uprooted, houses damaged and backyard trampolines made a break for it.
More than 3500 homes remain without power but at its peak, it was reported that more than 30,000 homes had their power knocked out.
We couldn’t full embed Hey Perth’s post, so here’s a closer look at some the tramps that went on a journey:
Hardest hit were Currambine, Ocean Reef, and North Beach, while Safety Bay in Perth’s south was also significantly affected. One roof in Lancelin wasn’t able to hang on after being hit with 126km/h winds.
#Thunderstorms over the southwest of #WA are delivering heavy rainfall. Jindong and Aston Downs have each recorded around 60mm in 3 hours. Refer to the latest Warnings: https://t.co/QrDFLW8pRO pic.twitter.com/X1VU1p5GTq
— Bureau of Meteorology, Western Australia (@BOM_WA) August 2, 2023
According to the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES), the most common issues reported were water entering homes through windows, leaks in ceilings, and roof tiles being blown away.