Cyclone Seroja sweeps through western Australian towns

Officials inspect a road damaged by Cyclone Seroja in Dili, East Timor, April 6. The tropical storm, which has killed more than 200 people there and in Indonesia, causes widespread damage in Western Australia. – EPA pic, April 12, 2021.

TWO small Western Australian towns suffered “widespread damage” when Cyclone Seroja struck part of the country that rarely experiences tropical storms, emergency services said today.

The storm, which devastated parts of Indonesia and East Timor last week, brought lashing rain and winds of up to 170km per hour to areas officials said had not seen a tropical cyclone in “decades”.

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