Residents are evacuated and evacuated as tropical cyclones Seroha threaten life and homes along the Midwest coast of Western Australia.
A red warning was issued by the fire department on Sunday requesting a 300-kilometer coastline between Calvary and Carnarvon.
“Category 2” storms are packed with devastating winds of up to 150km / h and can intensify before crossing the coast scheduled for late Sunday.
“There is a threat to life and home. You are at risk and need to act immediately,” officials said in a statement.
Update: Tropical #CycloneSeroja It is expected to intersect as a Category 2 system on Sunday night. People in the Shark Bay area can be expected to begin to be affected early in the afternoon. From mid-afternoon to late afternoon, Calvary and Geraldton area. caveat: https://t.co/QYms19e5hV pic.twitter.com/KIF61Wn5az
— Western Australia Meteorological Service (@BOM_WA) April 11, 2021
Residents of Denam and Calvary are likely to experience strong and devastating winds, and Geraldton can also be affected if Seroha follows the south.
Possible causes include abnormal high tides, heavy to heavy rainfall, flash floods, dangerous waves, and coastal erosion.
Debbi Wilkes, executive manager of community development at Shark Bay Shire, said the lowlands of Denham, a coastal town on the Seroha trail, broke the hatch.
“The town has been secured, shelters have been opened and are now on alert,” she told AAP.
The small Dark Heartg Island Eco Lodge is under the brunt of a storm, with telephone lines already knocked out.
Operations manager Casey Hill continues to take care of the facility and she expects to lose power.
“We locked all the doors of Sunday Island Bay House and turned on the radio,” she told AAP by email.
“The wind is starting to recover now and we can lose all communication and power.”
Nanga Bay Station Resort and Caravan Park, about 70km southwest, is on a hill, but staff are still wary of possible high tides and destructive winds.
Park manager Keith Grocock said staff used tractors to build sand walls on vehicle trucks leading to the beach to protect the site from storm surges.
“We’re just waiting for it to hit, it’s just now starting to build, Dongfeng is starting to build,” he told AAP.
“There are a few skeleton crews of people hanging out for cleanup. I’m hoping the branch will go down and so on.
“Hopefully it’s the worst. Hopefully you won’t lose any grooves.”
WA Country Health Service said Geraldton Hospital will continue to treat emergency patients during the cyclone, but all other appointments have been or will be canceled.
Authorities could also bring harmful gusts and floods to the inland areas where Seroha was told to create in Northern Pton, Chapman Valley, Morawa, Greater Geraldton, Mingenew, Three Springs, Perenjori, and the towns of Mullewa, Coorow and Carnamah. I’m warning you that I have sex.
The· Meteorological Bureau Flood warnings have been issued to Wooramel, Murchison, Greenough, Yarra Yarra Lakes, Moore, Hill, and parts of the Salt Lake City and River Avon basins.
Severe weather warnings were also issued on Monday in parts of the Greater Perth, Gold Fields-Midland, Great Southern and Midwest-Gascoigne regions.
“If you live on the southeast coast and parts of the Gold Fields, Eucla, Great Southern and Central Wheatbelt districts, you need to prepare now for the stormy weather that will come tomorrow,” said the emergency alert.
“This is a rare weather event for people in the south and east of Western Australia.”