Mandurah family lucky to be uninjured after roof destroyed during storm

A patio from down the road blew into the O'Brien's home
There are concerns about the structural integrity of the roof.
A patio from down the road blew into the O'Brien's home There are concerns about the structural integrity of the roof.

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A MANDURAH family will be homeless tonight after their house was destroyed during today’s storm.

However, it was a lucky escape for Ebony O’Brien and her two children who were at the doctors when a patio roof from down-the-road tore through their Halls Head home.

Ms O’Brien said the family home is insured, but they will not be able to stay there tonight.

The Mandurah branch of the SES is securing the roof as there are concerns it may give way.

The SES is also sandbagging the home against floods as more rain and wind is expected overnight.

Mandurah SES deputy manager in charge of emergency management Phil Rance said they had attended five jobs today in central Mandurah, Madora Bay and Halls Head.

He said 20 volunteers from the branch attended these jobs.

The O’Brien’s home in Halls Head was the worst affected during the storm.