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Cyclone Seroja tears through Kalbarri and Geraldton causing damage and blackouts



Tens of thousands of West Australians have had a sleepless night after Cyclone Seroja made landfall last night, leaving a trail of damage and power outages.

The fast moving storm hit Kalbarri just after 7pm with wind gusts up to 170km/h, before heading south-east towards Geraldton.

The cyclone has been downgraded and will continue to weaken as it moves inland — but is still likely to continue to bring damaging winds and heavy rain as it moves through the eastern Wheatbelt, southern Goldfields and South East Coastal districts.

A cyclone red alert is still in place for south of Carnarvon to Lancelin.

Fallen trees, damaged homes and destroyed fences could be spotted amid the howling wind and rain, with images posted by residents online…

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