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‘We could really get hurt here’: Forced to shelter with a mattress, I felt Seroja’s fury first-hand
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‘We could really get hurt here’: Forced to shelter with a mattress, I felt Seroja’s fury first-hand

Nine News Perth journalist Darius Winterfield tells of the moment he realised he was in imminent danger as Cyclone Seroja came down on top of the tourist enclave of Kalbarri, wrecking the town but not its community spirit.

  • by Darius Winterfield

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‘Australia is standing with you’: Morrison visits cyclone-hit communities as government expands emergency payment area

‘Australia is standing with you’: Morrison visits cyclone-hit communities as government expands emergency payment area

Scott Morrison has toured scenes of devastation in cyclone-hit Kalbarri as the federal government expanded the number of local government areas where residents were eligible for disaster assistance.

  • by Peter de Kruijff
Cyclone Seroja damage bill estimated at $200 million with 115 homes destroyed

Cyclone Seroja damage bill estimated at $200 million with 115 homes destroyed

Prime Minister Scott Morrison will tour the natural disaster zone on Friday as new threats of asbestos exposure and homelessness emerge.

  • by Heather McNeill
Fears Kalbarri rebuild could take years as builders busy with COVID construction boom

Fears Kalbarri rebuild could take years as builders busy with COVID construction boom

Kalbarri’s post-cyclone rebuild could take years to complete with the region’s builders already booked up through to 2022 to WA’s booming construction industry.

  • by Heather McNeill
Power, phone outages stop residents reaching out to insurers in wake of Seroja’s destruction

Power, phone outages stop residents reaching out to insurers in wake of Seroja’s destruction

Insurance assessors have begun arrived in cyclone impacted towns but a low volume of claims in the region was put down to a lack of power and phone signal.

  • by Hamish Hastie
Geraldton faces fresh challenge as mass power outage expected to last days

Geraldton faces fresh challenge as mass power outage expected to last days

Mayor Shane Van Styn said residents were whittling down their supplies and not everyone had enough food stockpiled for three to five days.

  • by Heather McNeill
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Kalbarri residents left shell-shocked by Seroja’s fury

Kalbarri residents left shell-shocked by Seroja’s fury

Towns throughout the state’s Mid-West region, including Northhampton and the major regional port city of Geraldton, could be without electricity for days as authorities rush to restore power to more than 31,500 properties.

  • by Peter de Kruijff
Perth misses wild winds as severe weather warning for WA’s south-east cancelled
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Perth misses wild winds as severe weather warning for WA’s south-east cancelled

A severe weather warning for the south-east of WA has been cancelled as the remnants of tropical cyclone Seroja passes by Esperance.

Strongest cyclone to hit Australia this season leaves trail of destruction along WA coast

Strongest cyclone to hit Australia this season leaves trail of destruction along WA coast

Up to half the homes in the WA coastal town of Kalbarri have been damaged by Tropical Cyclone Seroja which made landfall as a category three system on Sunday night.

  • by Heather McNeill
As it happened: Up to 70 per cent of properties in Kalbarri damaged by Cyclone Seroja

As it happened: Up to 70 per cent of properties in Kalbarri damaged by Cyclone Seroja

The SES estimates more than half the homes in Kalbarri which bore the brunt of the category three system, have been damaged as crews rush to assess the damage at first light.

  • by Heather McNeill and Daile Cross
‘The roof over our balcony is gone’: Nine News journalists stationed in Kalbarri feel the brunt of Seroja’s wrath as winds hit 170km/h

‘The roof over our balcony is gone’: Nine News journalists stationed in Kalbarri feel the brunt of Seroja’s wrath as winds hit 170km/h

Nine News Perth reporter Darius Winterfield said his crew was barricaded at the back of his apartment as they were worried the glass doors of the balcony would smash in the cyclonic winds.

  • by Daile Cross, Emma Young and Lauren Pilat