Cyclone Seroja

Tropical Cyclone Seroja caused widespread damage to houses near the Western Australian town of Kalbarri on Sunday, leaving tens of thousands without electricity.

Premier Mark McGowan on Monday said up to 70 per cent of buildings in Kalbarri were damaged.

About 70 per cent of the buildings in Kalbarri, a city of 1,400 360 km north of the state capital Perth, were damaged, the department’s fire and disaster response officer Darren Klemm said.

A red alert has been placed on the streets of Kalbarri but emergency services are still on red alert in nearby Northampton, where residents will be urged to stay home.

Cyclone Seroja, dropping in strength, had then been downgraded to a tropical low before heading out to sea near Esperance on Monday.

The wind gusts recorded around Kalbarri were believed to be the strongest in more than 50 years, according to the meteorological agency.

Bureau of Meteorology

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