Massive storm lashes Mandurah, Rockingham

Strong winds tore a carport roof off a home in Hillman near Rockingham. PIC: 7News

A huge storm has lashed Mandurah, Rockingham and surrounding areas leaving thousands without power.

A wind gust of 98km/h was recorded just after 5.30am on Tuesday in Mandurah, while Garden Island was hit with 100km/h winds.

Dwellingup copped a drenching with 67mm of rain falling in the past 24 hours.

The SES has been called out to nearly 180 calls for help since midday Monday with most of those calls coming from the southern suburbs including Rockingham and Mandurah.

Multiple residents on Dixon Road have also reported roof damage and flooding.

A tree has fallen onto power lines on Second Avenue in Mandurah, while a power pole is over the road at the Dampier Road and Warnbro Sound Avenue roundabout in Golden Bay.

A power line has also fallen onto a driveway on Allnutt Street.

It has been a busy morning for Western Power crews with thousands of residents without electricity. 

Affected suburbs include Baldivis, Golden Bay, Singleton, Lakelands, Karnup, Port Kennedy, Warnbro and Waikiki. 

Western Power is estimating a restoration time of 9.30am.

If you need assistance:
•    If it is safe to do so, please do what you can to help yourself before calling the SES for assistance.
•    If your home has been badly damaged by a storm, call the SES on 132 500.
•    In a life threatening situation call 000.

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