Strongest storm of the year to hit Mandurah

The strongest cold front of the year will hit Mandurah and surrounding areas on Monday morning. PIC: Perth Weather Live/Facebook

The strongest storm of the year will hit along the west coast and South West regions of WA on Monday morning.

The cold front will bring squally weather including damaging winds with gusts of more than 100km/h, heavy rainfall, high tides and damaging surf.

A severe weather warning has been issued for all areas between Jurien Bay and Bremer Bay including Perth and Mandurah.

According to the Bureau of Meteorology, the rain is not expected to fall as fast and hard as it did on Friday but flash flooding is still likely.

The damaging winds could uproot trees and damage homes.

The cold front is forecast to hit around 5am on Monday before easing during the day.

It will then pick up again on Monday afternoon and will continue throughout Tuesday.

WHAT TO DO:

DFES has these tips to help you and your family get ready now:

  • Store or weigh down loose objects around your home like outdoor furniture that could be picked up and thrown by strong winds, causing damage or injury

  • Ensure your emergency kit is complete including a battery operated radio, torch, spare batteries and first aid kit

  • Ensure pets and animals are in a safe area

  • Move vehicles under cover

  • Boat owners should securely moor their boats

  • Campers should find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and streams

  • Unplug electrical appliances and avoid using landline telephone if there is lightning.

If you are away from home contact family or friends to prepare your property.

IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE: 

  • If it is safe to do so, please do what you can to help yourself before calling the SES for assistance.

  • If your home has been badly damaged by a storm, call the SES on 132 500.

  • In a life threatening situation call 000.

After a storm SES volunteers make temporary repairs to homes that have been badly damaged, such as roofs that have been ripped off or large fallen trees on homes or cars. Please contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.

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