Storms hit Western Australia's southwest

14:21, July 28, 2011      

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Wind gusts have torn roofing from houses, uprooted trees, and brought down power-lines as storms hit the southwest region of Western Australia (WA) overnight, local media reported on Thursday.

The southwest town of Waroona in WA has been the worst hit with at least two houses losing large parts of their roofs and downed power-lines causing power cuts, the Australian Associated Press (AAP) reported.

Storms also hit the Perth metropolitan area overnight and State Emergency Service (SES) workers responded to more than 60 calls for help in the city and the south.

WA's Fire and Emergency Services Association (FESA) said SES volunteers were making temporary repairs to homes, fixing roof damage, removing fallen trees from fences and sandbagging areas in danger of flooding.

The Bureau of Meteorology has warned of more storms to come on Thursday between Perth and Bremer Bay on the state's south coast.

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