Widespread rain across nearly all of the State’s farming areas has set WA grain growers up for their best start to the season in more than a decade — once the clean up effort is complete.
Kalbarri residents felt the full brunt of Tropical Cyclone Seroja around 7.30 Sunday night, with one family forced to take shelter in a kitchen cupboard the size of a small toilet as the storm raged.
Premier Mark McGowan has urged people to take Cyclone Seroja seriously as the storm threatens the Mid West and Gascoyne coast, saying lives and homes are at risk and ‘significant damage’ is expected.
Charlotte Elton and Hayley Sorenson
Carnarvon’s One Mile Jetty has been destroyed by tropical cyclone Seroja with high tides tearing the structure apart in the middle. Ferocious winds have also ripped the roof off a popular resort.
West Australian authorities are worried about the threat to travellers in the state's north as Tropical Cyclone Seroja looms.
WA’s north west is bracing for wild weather this week as a tropical low pressure system forming off the Gascoyne Coast is expected to develop into Cyclone Odette.
As West Aussies flock to tourist hotspots like Broome and Exmouth for the Easter school holiday, they are being warned to prepare for a possible cyclone from a tropical low off Indonesia.
The money will complete the funding puzzle for the mineral sands project near Shark Bay as the company heads towards a final investment decison next month.
Mr Catania took the lead in his seat yesterday as postal ballots, mostly from Carnarvon, coming in backed heavily by those who voted before election day.
The North West Central seat was one of the tightest in Saturday’s Labor landslide State election victory, and on Monday was still down to the wire with just over 50 per cent of votes counted.
There is a special scene unfolding on the other side of the Exmouth dunes as Nikki DeCampe scampers barefoot up the gravel path to Jacobsz Beach — the annual turtle hatchling season.
Two people have been charged after police busted an alleged cattle rustling network worth hundreds of thousands of dollars operating in the State’s north.
The best travel destination in WA has been revealed — and it’s nowhere near Margaret River.
Carnarvon growers would normally plant their winter crops within the next two to four weeks but the erosion caused by the floods means their land needs immediate remediation work.
The ‘traumatic’ Carnarvon-Gascoyne floods have caused about $8.5m worth of damage, Premier Mark McGowan says, promising disaster relief is on its way to the stricken region.
Truck drivers left stranded on the flood-eroded North West Coastal Highway are at odds with Main Roads WA over when the road was closed.
As raging floodwaters tore away parts of North West Coastal Highway, a mother and daughter were forced to wait 24 hours in their car surrounded by the rising murky orange deluge before rescue arrived.
Lisa Favazzo & Sarah Steger
Authorities have revealed why they’re keeping a wary eye on Wooroloo’s scorched fire ground and offered an update on the investigation into the Yallingup blaze.
It’s a case of mixed fortunes as floodwaters at Carnarvon recede. Some growers have lost crops and hectares of top soils, while others are thankful that water reserves have been recharged.
After a once-in-a-decade flood last week, you’d be forgiven for thinking Carnarvon had seen enough water.
Carnarvon and surrounding areas remain under water with the Bureau of Meteorology saying the floods were among the worst recorded in 50 years.
Brianna Dugan and Daryna Zadvirna
At the end of a week that threw everything but a plague of locusts at WA, a ‘one in ten year’ deluge came close to breaching Carnarvon’s upgraded flood defences.
John Flint, Lisa Favazzo, Elise Van Aken and Joe Spagnolo
Water levels have peaked at Nine Mile Bridge in the Gascoyne, as flooding impacts roads and crops — local farmers say may not make it if the condition of the roads don’t improve.
Elise Van Aken
Dozens of people had to be evacuated from floods late yesterday afternoon after the Gascoyne region was lashed with heavy rain, causing major roads to be washed away.
Jenne Brammer and Lisa Favazzo
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