Water bursts into the ceiling of Woolworth’s supermarket monster hardware Perth is putting down trees on cars
Half an hour of horror: water bursts through the ceiling of a Woolworths supermarket while fierce 30-minute storm fights Perth – cutting down trees on top of cars and burning forest fires
- Perth was hit by a monster storm from Joondalup to Rockingham on Tuesday
- Heavy rainfall and harmful wind flooded buildings and trees
- After the event, emergency services received more than 120 calls for help
A short but fierce storm has flooded stores, uprooted trees and fires after beating Perth on Tuesday afternoon.
The Bureau of Meteorology gave a serious thunderstorm for the greater Perth area on Tuesday afternoon, as wind speeds of up to 126 km / h were recorded in Kalannie at 4.17 pm.
The Department of Fire and Emergency Services said the state’s emergency service received more than 120 requests for assistance, including reports of trees falling on cars.
The Morley Galleria shopping center was flooded, with water flowing through the ceiling, while the roof of the Ocean Reef shopping center was damaged.
It was believed that a lightning strike had caused a fire near the Kwinana Freeway in Baldivis, 40 km north of Perth.
A monster storm has flooded stores, uprooted trees and caused several small fires after beating Perth and the surrounding area on Tuesday afternoon
High voltage pylons and trees were knocked down in the city, causing widespread disruptions for more than 18,000 customers in metropolitan areas.
A further 4,000 homes and businesses outside the metropolitan area were also affected.
More than 14 millimeters of rain fell on the city in just half an hour.
Police warned motorists to avoid Northam-Pithara Road, between Wongan Hills and Konnogorring after trees and power lines fell over the road (photo)
Trees broke through the windshield of cars after a storm hit Perth on Tuesday afternoon
“The storm cell has caused heavy rainfall and lightning that have damaged poles and, in some cases, knocked down power lines,” said a Western Power spokesperson.
Trees broke through the windshield of cars, while a car floated in rapidly rising flood water around the outskirts of Mindarie. ABC news.
Uber driver Tanya Shields barely avoided being crushed after a tree landed on her car as she drove along Abernathy Road in Lathlain.
The car had been pulled from the middle of the road by the strong wind.
A passerby freed her from the written off car with an ax.
A lightning strike would also have caused a fire near the Kwinana Freeway in Baldivis, 40 kilometers north of Perth
The winds were so strong in Perth on Tuesday that they completely uprooted the trees and
Shops and buildings were damaged on Tuesday by the superstorm in Perth
Several primary schools were also hit by the weather, with closures scheduled for Wednesday to carry out repairs.
Somerly Primary School suffered considerable damage after a number of classrooms were flooded, while fallen trees damaged buildings at the Lathlain Primary School and West Leederville Primary School.
The storm passed quickly, but the Ministry of Fire and Emergency Services urges residents to stay away from flooded waterways and to ensure fallen trees and power lines.
Residents captured the scene before the storm rolled through Perth and surrounded it on Tuesday
Storm clouds swallow a house in Perth