The Nationals are pushing for an upgrade to mobile networks in regional WA after cyclone Seroja left victims unable to receive emergency alerts.
A respiratory expert has urged residents in cyclone-ravaged towns to wear masks when handling asbestos, as it is revealed that ‘background levels’ of airborne asbestos have been detected in Kalbarri.
A typhoon has left at least one person dead, another missing and prompted the evacuation of more than 100,000 people in the eastern and central Philippines.
Jim Gomez, Associated Press
Relief for those affected by ex-tropical cyclone Seroja has been announced, after 20 per cent of the Western Power network — an area larger than Tasmania — was taken off the grid.
Students at two public schools smashed by Cyclone Seroja will not be able to return to their classrooms for the start of Term 2, but their schooling will go ahead.
As he flew out of Perth today, Scott Morrison said the fighting spirit of the people of the Mid west — who had seen their homes and businesses destroyed by Cyclone Seroja — was ‘inspiring’.
Reporter Ben Downie describes the visceral chaos he experienced while covering tropical cyclone Seroja in Kalbarri.
The outpouring of support in response to ex-Tropical Cyclone Seroja has been immense, with almost $3 million already raised for survivors of the catastrophic storm.
Boaties in cyclone-ravaged Kalbarri have been told to keep off the water until vital life saving services can be restored, after the ferocious storm wiped out the town’s marine rescue facilities.
Dozens of soldiers have joined locals on the ground in Northampton today as the immense task of cleaning up the cyclone-ravaged town officially begins.
The Queensland government has unveiled plans to build a water pipeline to help drought-proof the state's Southern Downs region.
Australian Defence Force personnel arrived in decimated parts of the Mid West on Wednesday to start a mammoth clean-up mission.
Tropical Cyclone Seroja has been officially declared as an ‘insurance catastrophe’ with more than 700 claims having already been lodged by victims of the disaster.
It took only a couple of hours for Mother Nature to destroy Kalbarri — but it will take at least two years for residents to rebuild it because of skills shortages plaguing WA’s construction industry.
Danielle Le Messurier & Ben O'Shea
A year on from a COVID-19 prompted regional lockout and now cyclone Seroja, tourism providers are reeling from an estimated $180m in potential losses.
Ten years ago Tropical Cyclone Yasi ripped through far north Queensland causing $3.5b in damage. The mayor of the area worst affected says lessons learned there could now prove critical to Kalbarri.
The north-west coast of WA has been nicknamed the ‘Cyclone coast’ because of the number of such storms that have hit the area, as far back as 1856. See the timeline.
Terrified by howling, destructive winds that their town was ill-equipped to survive, the desperate residents of WA’s Mid West coast sought shelter anywhere they could find it.
Daryna Zadvirna, Elise Van Aken & Caitlyn Rintoul
DFES’s work to help secure homes and begin the clean up in our Mid West will be bolstered by Defence services. But if the pandemic taught us anything, it’s that West Aussies help out when needed.
Widespread rain across nearly all of the State’s farming areas has set WA grain growers up for their best start to the season in more than a decade — once the clean up effort is complete.
Although parts of Perth have had almost a month’s worth a rain in the past week, the city managed to escape Cyclone Seroja’s path of destruction.
Mid West exporters face an anxious wait to learn when port operations will resume as authorities assess the damage left behind in the wake of Cyclone Seroja.
Mark McGowan says the next few days will be ‘very difficult’ for those in areas impacted by Cyclone Seroja, revealing 70 per cent of properties in Kalbarri have been damaged. RECAP THE DAY.
A Kalbarri family has described the terrifying moment Cyclone Seroja descended on the town, saying they were ‘at the cyclone’s mercy’ as the ferocious winds tore their brand new home apart.
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