Storm damage: a sign of things to come

WILD weather caused some damage around Mandurah at the weekend.

This is a sign of things to come according to Mandurah State Emergency Services manager Chris Stickland.

He said the weather was not as bad as the bureau of meteorology predicted.

�There was so much rain that people�s homes flooded,� he said.

�We had 20 jobs throughout Mandurah � 10 on Saturday and 10 on Sunday.�

He said people need to learn from the weather at the weekend and get themselves storm ready.

�This is a wake up for storm season,� he said.

�Storm season damage costs are more significant than fires and cyclones.

�It�s important for people to prepare.�

Mandurah�s government rain gauge is broken and recorded zero rain, Mr Stickland said.

The SES rain gauge recorded 30cm of rain from 12am Saturday through to Sunday.

�The further south west you went the worse the weather was,� he said.

�Some areas had more rain though and some had less.�

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There was no major damage or significant outages around town.

25 SES volunteers worked on 20 jobs.

A tree fell and blocked traffic on Gordon Road near Harvey Norman on Saturday.

A patio was lost on Mandurah Terrace and in Dawesville.

A tree fell on a house in Coodanup.

A boat escaped its moorings in Dawesville.

The SES lost their fence.

There was also plenty of flooding.

Eric Jensen submitted this photo of a boat that escaped its mooring in Dawesville.