State Emergency Service (SES) Volunteers have been kept busy over the past week, responding to damage caused by a series of cold fronts. Yesterday and overnight SES units were on stand by for bad weather predicted between Mandurah to Hyden to Esperence. SES Volunteers responded to 14 calls for help from metropolitan suburbs throughout Perth, and one call from Mandurah. Calls were scattered with no particular suburb worse hit than another. The majority of damage was related to minor flooding and minor roof damage. No calls were recorded in the south west or great southern.
IF YOUR HOME HAS BEEN DAMAGED:
- Be careful of debris and damaged buildings
- Check on friends and neighbours to see if they need help
- If asbestos has been damaged on your property you should seek professional advice before attempting any repairs or clean up because it could be dangerous
- If your home has structural damage like a badly damaged roof or flooding, call the SES
- Contact your insurance company or property manager to organise permanent repairs
People are urged to do what they can to help themselves before calling the SES for assistance.
- If the storm has caused damage to your home call the SES on 132 500
- In a life threatening situation call 000
- For information about road conditions contact Main Roads WA on 138 138
- To report downed power lines call Western Power on 13 13 51
- For the latest weather information visit www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 213
- For advice on damaged asbestos contact your insurance company, local government environmental health officer or Department of Health
Pitures of Storm Damage in Waroona by Kerris Berrington