Storms cause power outages and flooding

A vehicle was recovered from alongside Mitchell Fwy southbound after Hester Ave in Clarkson. Picture: Main Roads WA

WESTERN Power says 2038 customers are without power in Yanchep and Two Rocks  following the severe thunderstorms affecting the area.

Earlier today the Bureau of Meteorology warned a trough near the coast had severe thunderstorms developing near it, which were likely to produce heavy rainfall and could lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours.

BoM said Yanchep, Gingin, Lancelin, Joondalup and Jurien Bay were locations which could be affected.

At 2.42pm an Emergency WA alert said severe slow moving thunderstorms likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding were detected near Two Rocks and the area east of Guilderton.

They are forecast to affect Carabooda, Yanchep and Guilderton by 2.55pm and Nowergup, Pinjar and Muchea by 3.25pm.

A more general severe thunderstorm warning is also current for parts of the Greater Perth district.

At 2.50pm the Western Power outages website said 1564 customers in Two Rocks and 474 in Yanchep were affected by the outage.

Western Power estimated power would be restored by 9.30pm with some perhaps earlier than that.

Earlier this afternoon Main Roads WA posted on X (formerly Twitter) that Mitchell Fwy northbound was flooded at Neerabup Rd and asked drivers to proceed with caution.

  • If your home has been badly damaged by a storm, call the SES on 132 500.
  • In a life-threatening situation call 000.

Keep up to date:
Visit Emergency WA, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Facebook, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.