Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

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

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Dry end to the wet season for the Top End

15:19 EST

A generally healthy wet season across the Northern Territory's Top End is having a very dry April to finish it off.

Outback weather watchers use local knowledge to record private history of rain events

08:38 EST

When your livelihood depends on the weather, predictions, patterns and planning are paramount, which is especially true for farmers and graziers in western Queensland where families have been keeping an eye on the skies for decades.

East coast rain and storm update

16:45 EST

Heavy rain, thunderstorms and damaging winds are all possible in parts of eastern Australia next week.