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Storm Surge Information

What is storm surge?

Cyclone activity produces strong onshore winds and flooding rains, increasing the threat of storm surge. A storm surge is a large, quick moving body of water that piles up against the shore. It can damage and destroy your home and outbuildings, wash away access roads and run ships aground. It’s a dangerous, unpredictable and unstoppable force that can kill.

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Please keep up-to-date with the latest information via:
  • The DFES 13 33 37 (13 DFES) recorded information line;
  • The Emergency WA website www.emergency.wa.gov.au;
  • Following DFES on Facebook or Twitter;
  • ABC local radio and other media news bulletins; and
  • RSS feeds integrated with your email service or third party websites/applications.

DFES encourages you to keep up-to-date via a range of communication channels and avoid relying on a single source.​

This page may be updated with predictive maps if there is a threat of storm surge.