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Clean up begins after wild storm
Clean up begins after wild storm

The South West has awoken to the aftermath of a second storm that was not as big as the weather bureaus predicted.

Western Power has reported about 27,000 homes are currently without power, but 10,000 of those are from the damage Sunday’s storm caused.

The strongest gust was recorded at Cape Naturaliste at 10.03pm, according to FESA.

A 107km/h gust was recorded in Swanbourne at 9.31pm and 106km/h registered at Rottnest Island at 8pm.

Gusts of 104km/h hit Ocean Reef, with 98km/h recorded in Busselton.

Most of the damage happened in the Augusta, Margaret River area with more than 6000 properties affected in the storm.

Thirty wires were brought down in the last storm front compared with nearly 800 power lines, streetlight wires and individual customer service lines on Sunday.

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