WA cleans up after violent weather


Updated: 08:08, Monday June 11, 2012

WA cleans up after violent weather

A clean-up will continue in Western Australian towns today after violent weather caused significant damage to buildings and infrastructure.

But thousands of residents will remain without power until tomorrow after rains and winds of up to 140 kilometres an hour caused road closures and brought power lines down.

The coastal towns of Mandurah and Rockingham were the worst hit by the storm.

A Western Power spokeswoman says 162-thousand properties lost power, but maintenance crews were hampered by safety concerns, describing the situation as seriously scary.

The Bureau of Meteorology said last night a dangerous weather warning remained in place for the entire southwest – an area the size of Victoria – which was predicted to cause more damage, particularly around coastal areas.

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