Severe Tropical Cyclone Damien. My brother rang and just asked where I was and I told him I was under the table. The strongest observed wind (83 km/h) was recorded by a ship 150 km to the north of the storm at 1200 UTC 3 February. The tropical storm is currently located 305 kilometres north-west of Port Hedland and 315 kilometres north of Karratha. Cyclone Damien was last night downgraded to a … Strong and squally winds are also possible and there is still the risk of flooding in coming days. UK and European Union reach Brexit deal ahead of crucial deadline, Royal Caribbean launches legal action against families of White Island volcano tragedy, This ladies team drew a crowd of 53,000 fans in 1920. It is moving in a south-westerly direction at 8 kilometres per hour. Severe Tropical Cyclone Damien reached the coast near Dampier on Saturday afternoon, bringing fierce gales to the industrial port and the nearby city of Karratha. It was located near latitude 17.5 degrees south and longitude 118.1 degrees east, about 315 kilometers (196 miles) north of Port Hedland and 385 kilometers (239 miles) north-northeast of Karratha. The following rivers/catchments were impacted: West, North and Eastern Kimberley, Ashburton, Pilbara Coastal Streams, Fortescue, Gascoyne, Murchison, De Grey and Salt Lake Rivers District. TROPICAL CYCLONE FORECAST TRACK MAP Severe Tropical Cyclone Damien Issued at 12:00 pm AWST Friday 7 February 2020. Cyclone Damien crossed the coast as a category three system It is the strongest cyclone to make landfall in the region since 2013 A red alert is in place and winds of 205kph have been recorded Cyclone Damien was last night downgraded to a category two system after it moved inland. **, This page was created at 20:56 on Thursday 24 December 2020 (UTC), © Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 2020, Bureau of Meteorology (ABN 92 637 533 532) | CRICOS Provider 02015K | Disclaimer | Privacy | Accessibility. Stuart Otto, who has lived in Karratha for more than three decades, said the "horrendous" cyclone was the worst he had experienced. The Port of Port Hedland was closed for more than 25 hours, moving into a cyclone stage four shutdown at 6pm on Friday before reopening at 12.30pm on Saturday. Widespread totals of 100 to 200mm and isolated falls up to 235mm were recorded near the Pilbara coast. This service may include material from Agence France-Presse (AFP), APTN, Reuters, AAP, CNN and the BBC World Service which is copyright and cannot be reproduced. DFES incident controller Mr Blackshaw warned flooding would be the next big risk to the Pilbara and he reminded people not to drive onto flooded roads. Gales occurred along the Pilbara coast from early morning on 8 February, with Barrow Island, Mardie, Varanus Island, Karratha Airport, Roebourne Airport and Legendre Island all recording a period of sustained gales. "Right up to the eye it was bad, and then you go okay, she'll be fine dropping off the other side, but after the eye it was worse. Severe Weather Pilbara WA News Update: Severe Tropical Cyclone Damien has made landfall, crossing the coast near Dampier. Tropical Cyclone Damien crossed over the coast as a category three system at about 3:30pm yesterday, bringing severe, destructive winds, torrential rainfall and storm surges. "The process of complete restoration and repairs will likely take some time and we thank customers for their patience and understanding as we work through this process.". A Karratha man says he was forced to shelter under his kitchen table with his cat while it peeled the roof off his house as it tore through Western Australia's Pilbara region on Saturday night. "A lot of it is damage to trees and the like and then the damage of that, those trees onto structures, I will say it's early days yet in terms of exactly what the extent of the damage is, but certainly vegetation impacting sheds and houses and the like is where we're at right now.". Tropical Cyclone Damien was the third tropical cyclone and the second severe tropical cyclone in the Australian region for the 2019/20 season. Wed, 5 February 2020 11:46PM The Pilbara coast is bracing for a tropical cyclone predicted to hit over the weekend, which could bring serious flooding due to abnormally high tides. Karratha Airport recorded the highest wind gust of 194km/h at 2:31pm AWST 8 February. Tropical Cyclone Damien is estimated to be 300km northwest of Port Hedland, and is moving southwest at 11km/h. A red alert is in place, with WA’s Pilbara having bunkered down in anticipation of the extreme weather. Tropical Cyclone Damien brings rain, gale force winds to WA's Pilbara Sunday February 9, 2020 - 07:15 EDT Emergency crews will soon begin assessing the damage from a tropical cyclone in Western Australia's Pilbara region. Tropical Cyclone Damien came to a category 3 level when it made land contact, but was reduced to a category 1 by Sunday afternoon. The storm crossed over the coast as a category three system about 3:30pm on Saturday, bringing severe, destructive winds, torrential rainfall and storm surges. Notable rainfall totals in the 48 hours to 9 am AWST 9 February included Karratha Airport 235.2mm and Roebourne Airport 234.8mm. Damien made landfall as a category 3 severe tropical cyclone around 3:30pm AWST 8 February over the Karratha-Dampier region, with the eye moving directly over Karratha. Here's what we know, There have been many strange Boxing Day Tests. Destructive winds to commence on the coast during Saturday morning. Karratha recorded 235.2mm of rain by 9:00am Sunday, while Roebourne saw 234.8mm. Karratha was given the all-clear about 11:20am on Sunday. Refer to Tropical Cyclone Advice Number 13. Once over water it gradually intensified reaching category 1 strength at 2pm AWST 6 February and was named Tropical Cyclone Damien. A year later, women's football was banned, Christmas could lead to 'worst-case scenario' for New Year's Eve, experts fear, Defence Chief thanks troops, acknowledges 'difficult' Afghanistan inquiry in Christmas message, How the pavlova knocked off Christmas pudding in the battle for lunch, Three COVID-19 cases have now spread to Sydney's CBD from the northern beaches. "Network patrols will continue in daylight hours to assess further damage and restore power to any remaining areas," she said. The Bureau of Meteorology has confirmed Severe Tropical Cyclone Damien has reached the coast near Dampier, with its effects being felt at the industrial port and the nearby city of Karratha. The system is still producing heavy rainfall over the north-east Gascoyne, with conditions expected to moving into the south-east Gascoyne and northern Goldfields by the afternoon. The low-pressure area that formed off Australia's Kimberley coast and lingered there for a couple of days has moved west and developed into Tropical Cyclone Damien off the Pilbara coastline. ( ABC News: Rebecca Parish ) Locals and the SES are helping clean up the damage after the storm. He said 'just stay there'.". A tropical cyclone has begun crossing the coast near Western Australia’s Pilbara region, bringing very destructive winds of more than 200 km/h. Cyclone Damien was a maritime cyclone throughout its life cycle and no coastal damage occurred. The Bureau of Meteorology has confirmed the cyclone … Tropical Cyclone Damien has begun crossing the coast near Western Australia's Pilbara region, bringing very destructive winds of more than 200 km/h. Space to play or pause, M to mute, left and right arrows to seek, up and down arrows for volume. Former tropical cyclone Damien has dissipated after lashing the West Australian coast with destructive winds over 200km/h. A tropical cyclone has begun crossing the coast near Western Australia's Pilbara region, bringing very destructive winds of more than 200 km/h. Department of Fire and Emergency Services Commissioner Darren Klemm said problems caused by flooding were still to play out. As of Friday afternoon local time, Damien strengthened into a Category 3 severe tropical cyclone on the BOM scale. Areas affected: Warning zone: Wallal Downs to Mardie, including Port Hedland, Karratha, … The BOM said the system had weakened as it moved inland, and by 9:00am AWST on Sunday had been downgraded to a category one system. The category-three cyclone reached the coast near Dampier on Saturday afternoon, bringing fierce gales to the industrial port and the nearby city of Karratha. The Bureau of Meteorology has confirmed Severe Tropical Cyclone Damien has reached the coast near Dampier, with its effects being felt at the industrial port and the nearby city of Karratha. The category three storm is whipping up destructive winds topping 220km/h and heavy rain in WA’s north. Tropical Cyclone Damien has downed trees and damaged roofs in Karratha, in northern WA. "I grabbed the cat and went to run outside but it was really, really strong obviously and I knew the tree was blocking a hole, a gap in the fence to my brother's house. "It's more the rainfall that falls further inland that can cause issues and that will play out over the next day or so. "My brother lives four doors down and he's got a brick house, but his verandah out the back is absolutely decimated (with) three fences down, I haven't seen a direct hit like this before. "The property will be assessed for damage as soon as it is safe to do so, as will be the case for all reports of cyclone damage to our properties.". In their latest advice at 5:00am AWST on Monday, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said ex-Tropical Cyclone Damien was continuing to move southwards and was over the north-east Gascoyne. About 10,000 customers were affected by power outages on Saturday night and some suffered intermittent phone reception issues. 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Cyclone Damien was last night downgraded to a … Strong and squally winds are also possible and there is still the risk of flooding in coming days. UK and European Union reach Brexit deal ahead of crucial deadline, Royal Caribbean launches legal action against families of White Island volcano tragedy, This ladies team drew a crowd of 53,000 fans in 1920. It is moving in a south-westerly direction at 8 kilometres per hour. Severe Tropical Cyclone Damien reached the coast near Dampier on Saturday afternoon, bringing fierce gales to the industrial port and the nearby city of Karratha. It was located near latitude 17.5 degrees south and longitude 118.1 degrees east, about 315 kilometers (196 miles) north of Port Hedland and 385 kilometers (239 miles) north-northeast of Karratha. The following rivers/catchments were impacted: West, North and Eastern Kimberley, Ashburton, Pilbara Coastal Streams, Fortescue, Gascoyne, Murchison, De Grey and Salt Lake Rivers District. TROPICAL CYCLONE FORECAST TRACK MAP Severe Tropical Cyclone Damien Issued at 12:00 pm AWST Friday 7 February 2020. Cyclone Damien crossed the coast as a category three system It is the strongest cyclone to make landfall in the region since 2013 A red alert is in place and winds of 205kph have been recorded Cyclone Damien was last night downgraded to a category two system after it moved inland. **, This page was created at 20:56 on Thursday 24 December 2020 (UTC), © Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 2020, Bureau of Meteorology (ABN 92 637 533 532) | CRICOS Provider 02015K | Disclaimer | Privacy | Accessibility. Stuart Otto, who has lived in Karratha for more than three decades, said the "horrendous" cyclone was the worst he had experienced. The Port of Port Hedland was closed for more than 25 hours, moving into a cyclone stage four shutdown at 6pm on Friday before reopening at 12.30pm on Saturday. Widespread totals of 100 to 200mm and isolated falls up to 235mm were recorded near the Pilbara coast. This service may include material from Agence France-Presse (AFP), APTN, Reuters, AAP, CNN and the BBC World Service which is copyright and cannot be reproduced. DFES incident controller Mr Blackshaw warned flooding would be the next big risk to the Pilbara and he reminded people not to drive onto flooded roads. Gales occurred along the Pilbara coast from early morning on 8 February, with Barrow Island, Mardie, Varanus Island, Karratha Airport, Roebourne Airport and Legendre Island all recording a period of sustained gales. "Right up to the eye it was bad, and then you go okay, she'll be fine dropping off the other side, but after the eye it was worse. Severe Weather Pilbara WA News Update: Severe Tropical Cyclone Damien has made landfall, crossing the coast near Dampier. Tropical Cyclone Damien crossed over the coast as a category three system at about 3:30pm yesterday, bringing severe, destructive winds, torrential rainfall and storm surges. "The process of complete restoration and repairs will likely take some time and we thank customers for their patience and understanding as we work through this process.". A Karratha man says he was forced to shelter under his kitchen table with his cat while it peeled the roof off his house as it tore through Western Australia's Pilbara region on Saturday night. "A lot of it is damage to trees and the like and then the damage of that, those trees onto structures, I will say it's early days yet in terms of exactly what the extent of the damage is, but certainly vegetation impacting sheds and houses and the like is where we're at right now.". Tropical Cyclone Damien was the third tropical cyclone and the second severe tropical cyclone in the Australian region for the 2019/20 season. Wed, 5 February 2020 11:46PM The Pilbara coast is bracing for a tropical cyclone predicted to hit over the weekend, which could bring serious flooding due to abnormally high tides. Karratha Airport recorded the highest wind gust of 194km/h at 2:31pm AWST 8 February. Tropical Cyclone Damien is estimated to be 300km northwest of Port Hedland, and is moving southwest at 11km/h. A red alert is in place, with WA’s Pilbara having bunkered down in anticipation of the extreme weather. Tropical Cyclone Damien brings rain, gale force winds to WA's Pilbara Sunday February 9, 2020 - 07:15 EDT Emergency crews will soon begin assessing the damage from a tropical cyclone in Western Australia's Pilbara region. Tropical Cyclone Damien came to a category 3 level when it made land contact, but was reduced to a category 1 by Sunday afternoon. The storm crossed over the coast as a category three system about 3:30pm on Saturday, bringing severe, destructive winds, torrential rainfall and storm surges. Notable rainfall totals in the 48 hours to 9 am AWST 9 February included Karratha Airport 235.2mm and Roebourne Airport 234.8mm. Damien made landfall as a category 3 severe tropical cyclone around 3:30pm AWST 8 February over the Karratha-Dampier region, with the eye moving directly over Karratha. Here's what we know, There have been many strange Boxing Day Tests. Destructive winds to commence on the coast during Saturday morning. Karratha recorded 235.2mm of rain by 9:00am Sunday, while Roebourne saw 234.8mm. Karratha was given the all-clear about 11:20am on Sunday. Refer to Tropical Cyclone Advice Number 13. Once over water it gradually intensified reaching category 1 strength at 2pm AWST 6 February and was named Tropical Cyclone Damien. 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The low-pressure area that formed off Australia's Kimberley coast and lingered there for a couple of days has moved west and developed into Tropical Cyclone Damien off the Pilbara coastline. ( ABC News: Rebecca Parish ) Locals and the SES are helping clean up the damage after the storm. He said 'just stay there'.". A tropical cyclone has begun crossing the coast near Western Australia’s Pilbara region, bringing very destructive winds of more than 200 km/h. Cyclone Damien was a maritime cyclone throughout its life cycle and no coastal damage occurred. The Bureau of Meteorology has confirmed the cyclone … Tropical Cyclone Damien has begun crossing the coast near Western Australia's Pilbara region, bringing very destructive winds of more than 200 km/h. Space to play or pause, M to mute, left and right arrows to seek, up and down arrows for volume. Former tropical cyclone Damien has dissipated after lashing the West Australian coast with destructive winds over 200km/h. A tropical cyclone has begun crossing the coast near Western Australia's Pilbara region, bringing very destructive winds of more than 200 km/h. Department of Fire and Emergency Services Commissioner Darren Klemm said problems caused by flooding were still to play out. As of Friday afternoon local time, Damien strengthened into a Category 3 severe tropical cyclone on the BOM scale. Areas affected: Warning zone: Wallal Downs to Mardie, including Port Hedland, Karratha, … The BOM said the system had weakened as it moved inland, and by 9:00am AWST on Sunday had been downgraded to a category one system. The category-three cyclone reached the coast near Dampier on Saturday afternoon, bringing fierce gales to the industrial port and the nearby city of Karratha. The Bureau of Meteorology has confirmed Severe Tropical Cyclone Damien has reached the coast near Dampier, with its effects being felt at the industrial port and the nearby city of Karratha. The category three storm is whipping up destructive winds topping 220km/h and heavy rain in WA’s north. Tropical Cyclone Damien has downed trees and damaged roofs in Karratha, in northern WA. "I grabbed the cat and went to run outside but it was really, really strong obviously and I knew the tree was blocking a hole, a gap in the fence to my brother's house. "It's more the rainfall that falls further inland that can cause issues and that will play out over the next day or so. "My brother lives four doors down and he's got a brick house, but his verandah out the back is absolutely decimated (with) three fences down, I haven't seen a direct hit like this before. "The property will be assessed for damage as soon as it is safe to do so, as will be the case for all reports of cyclone damage to our properties.". In their latest advice at 5:00am AWST on Monday, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said ex-Tropical Cyclone Damien was continuing to move southwards and was over the north-east Gascoyne. About 10,000 customers were affected by power outages on Saturday night and some suffered intermittent phone reception issues. 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"There was a big crash and I could see, through the vents in the roof, the light coming through and I realised my roof had peeled off," Mr Corps said. Headline: Gales expected on the Pilbara coast this evening or overnight. Weather Underground provides tracking maps, 5-day forecasts, computer models, satellite imagery and detailed storm statistics for tracking and forecasting Tropical Cyclone Damien Tracker. > Severe Tropical Cyclone Damien. My brother rang and just asked where I was and I told him I was under the table. The strongest observed wind (83 km/h) was recorded by a ship 150 km to the north of the storm at 1200 UTC 3 February. The tropical storm is currently located 305 kilometres north-west of Port Hedland and 315 kilometres north of Karratha. Cyclone Damien was last night downgraded to a … Strong and squally winds are also possible and there is still the risk of flooding in coming days. UK and European Union reach Brexit deal ahead of crucial deadline, Royal Caribbean launches legal action against families of White Island volcano tragedy, This ladies team drew a crowd of 53,000 fans in 1920. It is moving in a south-westerly direction at 8 kilometres per hour. Severe Tropical Cyclone Damien reached the coast near Dampier on Saturday afternoon, bringing fierce gales to the industrial port and the nearby city of Karratha. It was located near latitude 17.5 degrees south and longitude 118.1 degrees east, about 315 kilometers (196 miles) north of Port Hedland and 385 kilometers (239 miles) north-northeast of Karratha. The following rivers/catchments were impacted: West, North and Eastern Kimberley, Ashburton, Pilbara Coastal Streams, Fortescue, Gascoyne, Murchison, De Grey and Salt Lake Rivers District. TROPICAL CYCLONE FORECAST TRACK MAP Severe Tropical Cyclone Damien Issued at 12:00 pm AWST Friday 7 February 2020. Cyclone Damien crossed the coast as a category three system It is the strongest cyclone to make landfall in the region since 2013 A red alert is in place and winds of 205kph have been recorded Cyclone Damien was last night downgraded to a category two system after it moved inland. **, This page was created at 20:56 on Thursday 24 December 2020 (UTC), © Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 2020, Bureau of Meteorology (ABN 92 637 533 532) | CRICOS Provider 02015K | Disclaimer | Privacy | Accessibility. Stuart Otto, who has lived in Karratha for more than three decades, said the "horrendous" cyclone was the worst he had experienced. The Port of Port Hedland was closed for more than 25 hours, moving into a cyclone stage four shutdown at 6pm on Friday before reopening at 12.30pm on Saturday. Widespread totals of 100 to 200mm and isolated falls up to 235mm were recorded near the Pilbara coast. This service may include material from Agence France-Presse (AFP), APTN, Reuters, AAP, CNN and the BBC World Service which is copyright and cannot be reproduced. DFES incident controller Mr Blackshaw warned flooding would be the next big risk to the Pilbara and he reminded people not to drive onto flooded roads. Gales occurred along the Pilbara coast from early morning on 8 February, with Barrow Island, Mardie, Varanus Island, Karratha Airport, Roebourne Airport and Legendre Island all recording a period of sustained gales. "Right up to the eye it was bad, and then you go okay, she'll be fine dropping off the other side, but after the eye it was worse. Severe Weather Pilbara WA News Update: Severe Tropical Cyclone Damien has made landfall, crossing the coast near Dampier. Tropical Cyclone Damien crossed over the coast as a category three system at about 3:30pm yesterday, bringing severe, destructive winds, torrential rainfall and storm surges. "The process of complete restoration and repairs will likely take some time and we thank customers for their patience and understanding as we work through this process.". A Karratha man says he was forced to shelter under his kitchen table with his cat while it peeled the roof off his house as it tore through Western Australia's Pilbara region on Saturday night. "A lot of it is damage to trees and the like and then the damage of that, those trees onto structures, I will say it's early days yet in terms of exactly what the extent of the damage is, but certainly vegetation impacting sheds and houses and the like is where we're at right now.". Tropical Cyclone Damien was the third tropical cyclone and the second severe tropical cyclone in the Australian region for the 2019/20 season. Wed, 5 February 2020 11:46PM The Pilbara coast is bracing for a tropical cyclone predicted to hit over the weekend, which could bring serious flooding due to abnormally high tides. Karratha Airport recorded the highest wind gust of 194km/h at 2:31pm AWST 8 February. Tropical Cyclone Damien is estimated to be 300km northwest of Port Hedland, and is moving southwest at 11km/h. A red alert is in place, with WA’s Pilbara having bunkered down in anticipation of the extreme weather. Tropical Cyclone Damien brings rain, gale force winds to WA's Pilbara Sunday February 9, 2020 - 07:15 EDT Emergency crews will soon begin assessing the damage from a tropical cyclone in Western Australia's Pilbara region. Tropical Cyclone Damien came to a category 3 level when it made land contact, but was reduced to a category 1 by Sunday afternoon. The storm crossed over the coast as a category three system about 3:30pm on Saturday, bringing severe, destructive winds, torrential rainfall and storm surges. Notable rainfall totals in the 48 hours to 9 am AWST 9 February included Karratha Airport 235.2mm and Roebourne Airport 234.8mm. Damien made landfall as a category 3 severe tropical cyclone around 3:30pm AWST 8 February over the Karratha-Dampier region, with the eye moving directly over Karratha. Here's what we know, There have been many strange Boxing Day Tests. Destructive winds to commence on the coast during Saturday morning. Karratha recorded 235.2mm of rain by 9:00am Sunday, while Roebourne saw 234.8mm. Karratha was given the all-clear about 11:20am on Sunday. Refer to Tropical Cyclone Advice Number 13. Once over water it gradually intensified reaching category 1 strength at 2pm AWST 6 February and was named Tropical Cyclone Damien. A year later, women's football was banned, Christmas could lead to 'worst-case scenario' for New Year's Eve, experts fear, Defence Chief thanks troops, acknowledges 'difficult' Afghanistan inquiry in Christmas message, How the pavlova knocked off Christmas pudding in the battle for lunch, Three COVID-19 cases have now spread to Sydney's CBD from the northern beaches. "Network patrols will continue in daylight hours to assess further damage and restore power to any remaining areas," she said. The Bureau of Meteorology has confirmed Severe Tropical Cyclone Damien has reached the coast near Dampier, with its effects being felt at the industrial port and the nearby city of Karratha. The system is still producing heavy rainfall over the north-east Gascoyne, with conditions expected to moving into the south-east Gascoyne and northern Goldfields by the afternoon. The low-pressure area that formed off Australia's Kimberley coast and lingered there for a couple of days has moved west and developed into Tropical Cyclone Damien off the Pilbara coastline. ( ABC News: Rebecca Parish ) Locals and the SES are helping clean up the damage after the storm. He said 'just stay there'.". A tropical cyclone has begun crossing the coast near Western Australia’s Pilbara region, bringing very destructive winds of more than 200 km/h. Cyclone Damien was a maritime cyclone throughout its life cycle and no coastal damage occurred. The Bureau of Meteorology has confirmed the cyclone … Tropical Cyclone Damien has begun crossing the coast near Western Australia's Pilbara region, bringing very destructive winds of more than 200 km/h. Space to play or pause, M to mute, left and right arrows to seek, up and down arrows for volume. Former tropical cyclone Damien has dissipated after lashing the West Australian coast with destructive winds over 200km/h. A tropical cyclone has begun crossing the coast near Western Australia's Pilbara region, bringing very destructive winds of more than 200 km/h. Department of Fire and Emergency Services Commissioner Darren Klemm said problems caused by flooding were still to play out. As of Friday afternoon local time, Damien strengthened into a Category 3 severe tropical cyclone on the BOM scale. Areas affected: Warning zone: Wallal Downs to Mardie, including Port Hedland, Karratha, … The BOM said the system had weakened as it moved inland, and by 9:00am AWST on Sunday had been downgraded to a category one system. The category-three cyclone reached the coast near Dampier on Saturday afternoon, bringing fierce gales to the industrial port and the nearby city of Karratha. The Bureau of Meteorology has confirmed Severe Tropical Cyclone Damien has reached the coast near Dampier, with its effects being felt at the industrial port and the nearby city of Karratha. The category three storm is whipping up destructive winds topping 220km/h and heavy rain in WA’s north. Tropical Cyclone Damien has downed trees and damaged roofs in Karratha, in northern WA. "I grabbed the cat and went to run outside but it was really, really strong obviously and I knew the tree was blocking a hole, a gap in the fence to my brother's house. "It's more the rainfall that falls further inland that can cause issues and that will play out over the next day or so. "My brother lives four doors down and he's got a brick house, but his verandah out the back is absolutely decimated (with) three fences down, I haven't seen a direct hit like this before. "The property will be assessed for damage as soon as it is safe to do so, as will be the case for all reports of cyclone damage to our properties.". In their latest advice at 5:00am AWST on Monday, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said ex-Tropical Cyclone Damien was continuing to move southwards and was over the north-east Gascoyne. About 10,000 customers were affected by power outages on Saturday night and some suffered intermittent phone reception issues. 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