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

ABC News
Sydney Morning Herald
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Wet system on track for ski resorts

13:15 EST

Make the most of the next few days on the slopes as the weather is set to take a turn for the worse.

Waves pound southern WA

10:36 EST

A deep low pressure system has sent a wintry blast over southwest WA and has also generated some massive waves along parts of the southern and southwestern coasts.

Body of man swept away in Leycester Creek flooding on NSW north coast found

00:34 EST

Police have found the body of a 72-year-old man swept into floodwaters on the New South Wales north coast.