‘Once-in-a-decade’ storm batters Western Australia leaving thousands without electricity

Trees were uprooted, buildings were damaged and tens of thousands of homes and businesses lost power as a vast stretch of the western Australian coast was battered by a severe storm on Monday for the second straight day. The adverse weather system lashed a 745-mile stretch of the west coast from Carnarvon to Cape Leeuwin … Read more ‘Once-in-a-decade’ storm batters Western Australia leaving thousands without electricity

Storm hits Perth as ex-Tropical Cyclone Mangga delivers wild weather across WA | ABC News

People throughout the state of Western Australia are mopping up after a rare and intense storm carved a path of destruction along the length of the coast. Emergency services received hundreds of calls for help, and at its peak, more than 65,000 properties were without power. James Carmody reports. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-25/massive-storm-hits-perth-as-ex-tropical-cyclone-mangga-strikes/12281886 For more … Read more Storm hits Perth as ex-Tropical Cyclone Mangga delivers wild weather across WA | ABC News

Film-maker captures dust storm enveloping Western Australia beach

Film-maker Chris Lewis has captured a blaze of red dust covering a beach in Geraldton, Western Australia, as ex-Tropical Cyclone Mangga batters the southern part of the state. Lewis said the dust had travelled ‘hundreds of kilometres away’ to meet the sea. The ex-tropical cyclone has damaged homes and left thousands without power Video courtesy … Read more Film-maker captures dust storm enveloping Western Australia beach

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Mangga delivers wild weather across WA, power cut to thousands | ABC News

A massive storm is wreaking havoc on southern coastal parts of Western Australia, including Perth, with thousands of homes without power, trees down and reports of widespread property damage. State Emergency Services (SES) staff have answered hundreds of calls for help overnight and this morning. Most were for structural and roof damage with the majority … Read more Ex-Tropical Cyclone Mangga delivers wild weather across WA, power cut to thousands | ABC News

Brisbane woman’s ambitious solo journey from Australia’s west to east coast with 5 camels | ABC News

A Brisbane woman is embarking on an ambitious solo expedition leading camels across the continent from Shark Bay, Western Australia, to Byron Bay in New South Wales. Despite COVID-19 she’s continuing on, hoping WA’s state border has reopened when she arrives. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News … Read more Brisbane woman’s ambitious solo journey from Australia’s west to east coast with 5 camels | ABC News

Man in critical condition in Perth hospital after stabbing attack at Port Hedland | ABC News

One of the seven people stabbed in a rampage in South Hedland, Western Australia, where the attacker was shot dead by police remains in a critical condition and is undergoing surgery in Royal Perth Hospital. He was the only one of the victims, who were aged between 19 and 39, to be seriously injured by … Read more Man in critical condition in Perth hospital after stabbing attack at Port Hedland | ABC News

WA Premier cracks up explaining it’s not unlawful to get a kebab | ABC News

Mark McGowan can’t stop laughing about idea of “going for a run & picking up a kebab” ABC News (Australia) reported on the Western Australia Premier, Mark McGowan, who cracked up into laughter when explaining that it is “not unlawful” to get a kebab while the Australian state is enforcing social distancing to help prevent … Read more WA Premier cracks up explaining it’s not unlawful to get a kebab | ABC News

Coronavirus cruise ship passengers to be quarantined in Western Australia. | ABC News

More than 40 suspected cases of coronavirus have been identified on a cruise ship docked in Fremantle. The West Australian Government has struck a deal with the Commonwealth to transfer any passengers with Covid-19 to two private hospitals, while the remainder, all foreign nationals, will catch charter flights back to Germany. For more from ABC … Read more Coronavirus cruise ship passengers to be quarantined in Western Australia. | ABC News

Western Australia farms inundated with backpackers looking for work | ABC News

Farms in Western Australia’s south west are being inundated with backpackers desperate for work as the coronavirus pandemic sees borders closed. Some travellers are scared to leave, while others are unable to return to their homes. ABC News (Australia) YouTube Channel

Coronavirus forces cancellation of Anzac Day services in most Australian states | ABC News

A number of states have moved to cancel some Anzac Day services and ban the public from attending others in an attempt to thwart the spread of coronavirus. The RSL branches in NSW, Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia have made the decision more than a month out from the April 25 memorials. … Read more Coronavirus forces cancellation of Anzac Day services in most Australian states | ABC News

Researchers work to weaponise rogue virus in fight against rabbits | ABC News

A rogue strain of calicivirus could be the next step in the fight control the population of wild rabbits in Western Australia’s south-west. While farmers hope it will prove decisive, pet rabbit owners are pleading for a vaccine for the new strain to be fast tracked. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2020-03-15/rabbit-virus-rhdv2/12024486 For more from ABC News, … Read more Researchers work to weaponise rogue virus in fight against rabbits | ABC News