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Media Release

SES responds as cold front hits the southern suburbs
Friday 9 July 2010 – 9:50 AM

FESA State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers have been working to assist people affected by the storm that hit Perth last night.


At 8.15am, a total of 78 calls for assistance had been received in the Perth metropolitan area.


Volunteers from seven SES units are currently in the field attending to call outs.


In the metropolitan area the City of Canning and suburbs of Parkwood and Willetton remain the worst hit areas.


A man and a woman were taken to hospital after a tree fell onto a bedroom of a house in Ravenslea Drive, Parkwood at 10.37pm last night.


The man was pinned down by the tree and career Fire and Rescue Service firefighters from Canningvale and Welshpool freed him.


SES volunteers from Canning SES Unit also responded to the rescue scene.


There were three calls reporting minor roof damage to homes in Young Lane, Parkwood.


The majority of calls have been for roof damage, with nine reports of minor flooding and one for damage to windows.


If driving, take extra care on the roads:

·      Slow down, turn your lights on and keep a safe distance from other drivers

·      If it is raining heavily and you cannot see, pull over and park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears

·      Take care in areas that have been flooded and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current



·         In a life threatening situation call 000

·         For information about road conditions contact Main Roads WA on 138 138

·         To report downed power lines call Western Power on 13 13 51

·         For the latest weather information visit www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 213


More information about what to do before, during or after a storm can be found at www.fesa.wa.gov.au  


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