Recovery Efforts in Place

May 27, 2020

As of 26 May 2020, recovery efforts are ongoing in Perth, the state capital of Western Australia, and elsewhere in the southern areas of the state after a powerful storm swept through an approximately 1,000 km (620 mi) stretch of land from 24-25 May. The latest reports indicate that emergency crews are working to restore electricity in nearly 2,000 homes and businesses in the region. Strong winds with heavy rains downed trees and utility poles, and damaged buildings from the town of Kalbarri to the town of Denmark — located in Australia’s southwestern tip — where wind gusts of up to 132 kph (82 mph) were registered in the early hours of 25 May; other areas in the state experienced gusts of up to 90 kph. There were no reports of weather-related injuries or deaths. The Australian Bureau of Meteorology stated that a winter weather system collided with the remnants of Tropical Cyclone Mangga, resulting in inclement weather conditions. Additional rainfall of between 10-20 mm (0.4-0.8 in) is expected in the state’s South West region, including Perth, on 28-29 May ahead of the upcoming Western Australia Day holiday weekend.

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