What Happened in Perth ?!

Posted March 23rd, 2010 in Perth WA, Uncategorized 6 Comments »

Some may know what happened in Perth, Western Australia few days ago.  There was blackout across the city, flood, and big ice balls were hailing.  BBC NEWS ”Power cables collapsed, hospitals were flooded. Some schools remained closed on Tuesday.”

Message from my husband:

“Lucky you’re not in Perth right now cos there seems to be a mild emergency.  There was a big storm that popped up out of the sudden, hours before I was sweaty outdoors then suddenly big rain + knocking sounds on the rooftop.”

” I was on computer when it happened and power went out.  When I checked the meter I found that it was raining ice block (hail storm) and you couldn’t see 10 meters on account of the violent rain and hail (mostly rain).

I freaked out because I couldn’t contact him for 2 days.  He said he couldn’t use computer, and now is at his sister’s house.  What a relief…

There seems that lightning struck something at WesternPower.  My friend also told me that the front grass of her car was hit by the ice cubes and is broken.  Many people was taking cold shower in the dark.  I assume all my food in the fridge is all gone by now…. but I’m happy to hear no one I know is hurt.

I hope everything goes better soon.

6 Comments on “What Happened in Perth ?!”

  1. 1 Megan said at 8:39 am on March 24th, 2010:

    It was pretty scary, but everything is going to be OK, once the mopping up is done. The worst hail damage seems to be around Nedlands, Subiaco, Claremont I think. I am at work in Shenton Park and we have no phone and half the office has been flooded from the roof. You can go online and have a look at some images here http://www.watoday.com.au/photogallery/wa-news/hail-storm-hits-perth/20100322-qr1x.html

  2. 2 umepontarou said at 6:56 pm on March 24th, 2010:


    It sounds really bad….
    I heard that car shops are doing sales for damaged cars.
    I can’t imagine how much the total damage was for houses and businesses.

    It really is mystery.. Only Perth..

  3. 3 PJ said at 7:28 pm on March 26th, 2010:

    Many places were flooded, and apartments on Mounts Bay Road had to be evacuated because the mud slide actually went into an apartment.

    The damage bill is estimated to be at least A$203m for now.

  4. 4 umepontarou said at 2:35 pm on March 27th, 2010:


    Wow… that sounds really bad 🙁
    I feel sorry for the residents in the apartment.

  5. 5 Kagemusha 影武者 said at 10:22 am on March 28th, 2010:

    Hey 梅ちゃん、You can see a lot of it here :
    Press “Autoplay” and watch the show, one of my Japanese friends photos is in there too.
    I live in Subiaco, I filmed it in HD and took some photos too, it hit us really bad, my car is ruined 🙁 I took some video of the 雹害 and videod a piece of 雹. They were white in the centre here and clear around the outside…

    BTW, Tenkadori has its liquor licence now, I will eat there soon and get back to you 🙂

    Enjoy Japan….

  6. 6 umepontarou said at 1:54 pm on March 29th, 2010:

    Kagemusha san,

    Wow,,, it’s really bad 🙁 I’m sorry about your car.

    I’m planning to go to Tenkadori too, after I come back 🙂
    Thanks ☆☆☆

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