A mini tornado has torn through the north Perth suburbs of Dianella and Morley.
Strong winds knocked down trees and caused damage to buildings this afternoon.
Western Power has confirmed there are about 5,000 buildings without power and crews are on site assessing damage.
A building has been damaged on the corner of Walter Road West and Wellington Road and there are trees and power lines down on Morley Drive between Alexander Drive and Camboon Road.
A witness has told the ABC there has been damage to power lines near the Galleria Shopping Centre.
Western Power is urging people to stay away from fallen power lines and report damage to 13 13 51.
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
for Destructive Winds and Heavy Rainfall
For people in near or between a line Jurien Bay to Beacon to Corrigin to Bunbury
to Jurien Bay, including York, Mandurah and the Perth metropolitan area.
Issued at 3:00 pm on Thursday 7 June 2012
A low pressure system to the southwest of Perth is producing showers and
thunderstorms over the southwest of the State with ISOLATED DANGEROUS GUSTS that
could cause SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY. Showers and thunderstorms
may also cause HEAVY RAINFALL that may cause FLASH FLOODING during this
afternoon. There will also be some hail associated with thunderstorms but large
hail is not expected.
A tornado was reported in the Morley/Dianella area just after midday. Another
tornado was reported near York at around 12.30 pm.
Conditions are expected to ease during the afternoon.
FESA State Emergency Service [SES] advises people to secure loose items, move
vehicles under cover and stay inside away from windows. If there is lightning
unplug electrical appliances and avoid using landline telephones. If caught
outside find shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and
streams. If driving through heavy rain slow down and turn your lights on or if
visibility becomes low pull over and park until it passes.
SES volunteers are responding to requests for assistance from the public and
Western Power crews are in the area.
For SES assistance call 132 500. For more safety tips visit www.fesa.wa.gov.au
The next warning will be issued by 4.00 pm Thursday.
ooonsta_oooonst wrote:video of the funnel, the rotation on that thing was insane
this video was recorded just down the road in bayswater
its kinda funny, i had been chasing all morning up near ocean reef and decided to come home and filmed this right outside my house
davo wrote:Any reports from that line that's been feeding through between Pearce and Wanneroo? Or is the radar lying a bit?
Storms keep splitting and going either side of me....one of those days Maybe I should be thankful
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