First light brings Mandurah SES calls after storm, wind damage

First light brings Mandurah SES calls after storm, wind damage

TREES have fallen on two homes in Falcon and Coodanup this afternoon.

Mandurah’s State Emergency Services (SES) crew were called to assist with damage to a home along Birchley Road and a home on Cobblers Street.

Both incidents occurred due to the severe weather conditions.

SES spokesman Chris Stickland said there were no calls overnight but the team of 12 volunteers received their first call at 6am.

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“It’s not what we expected – we’ve been very fortunate” he said.

“The wind didn’t come until 5am this morning which is when winds started to gust and that’s when things started to come loose.”

The SES team have received five calls from 6am to 9am.

“Three calls have been in the Wannaup and Falcon area, where they experienced really strong winds down there patios, bits of roof and trees down,” Mr Stickland said.

“Two other SES assistance calls have been along the coast in Silver Sands.”

Mr Stickland said Mandurah residents’ verandas were commonly damaged.

“A lot of verandas have been lifted and blown off,” he said.

Mr Stickland said the Mandurah area had been “ holding up pretty well” given the severe weather warning.

“We have 12 volunteers in operation and on call now, and 12 will be coming in this afternoon – we will have 24 volunteers altogether,” he said.

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