Without power supply there were 60 thousand houses on the coast. A sandstorm covered the western regions.
A severe storm has struck the western coast of Australia once a decade. It is reported by Stormnews.
A once in a decade storm is battering more than two thousand kilometres of WA's coastline.
— Nine News Perth (@9NewsPerth) May 24, 2020
Wind gusts of more than 100 km / h were recorded in the cities of Geraldton, Dagsboro, and Perth. The buildings were damaged by the wind, many trees were felled. 60 thousand houses were left without light, including 44 thousand in Perth.
Eerie scenes in #Northampton, north of #Geraldton, as strong winds are whipping up large amounts of dust, blanketing large areas of the #CentralWest. Keep up to date with the latest Severe Weather Warning: https://t.co/WKZ9NekCiB
Video courtesy: Amery Drage. pic.twitter.com/DfZJA8xATq
— Bureau of Meteorology, Western Australia (@BOM_WA) May 24, 2020
Western areas of the state, covered by a sandstorm. Heavy rains and abnormally high tide are expected, which could lead to flooding.