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Thousands remain without power days after storm

Tuesday September 24, 2013 - 20:22 EST

Western Power says it is doing all it can to restore electricity to homes and businesses blacked out in a storm.

Just under 7,000 customers have been without power since a storm on Sunday night.

The worst affected town is Manjimup with 3,000 customers affected.

The remainder of the towns are Augusta, Pemberton, Boyup Brook and Nannup.

A Western Power spokesman says generators were taken to Manjimup yesterday to restore power to essential services.

He says generators are being used to power essential services including two aged-care homes, a waste water plant, a supermarket and a service station.

Sixteen crews from Perth have been sent to the south-west to help.

Customers without power for more than 12 hours can lodge a claim for compensation on Western Power's website.

Alternatively, they can ring 131087.


- ABC

© ABC 2013

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