Last Updated: Monday, September 23, 2013

Dangerous storm hits Perth, 20,000 without power

About 20,000 homes have been left without power after violent 146km/h winds hit the South West and metropolitan Perth, Australia.

According to the Western Power, about 20,000 customers are without electricity, mainly in areas around Manjimup, Busselton, Augusta and Bunbury.

A helicopter has been deployed to inspect the transmission line and find the fault, Perth Now reported.

A severe weather warning remains in place for people between Perth and Israelite Bay.

Below is a photo of storm damage in Beckenham (Yahoo Australia).


Original post: Natural Disasters List September 23, 2013