Prime Minister Scott Morrison has joined clean-up efforts during his visit to the cyclone-ravaged town of Kalbarri today.
Lanai ScarrFederal Political Editor
The cost of Cyclone Seroja has been estimated to be as much as $200 million after authorities counted 660 damaged properties in the Mid West, including dozens of unlivable homes.
Peter Law & Sarah Steger
The West Coast Eagles are calling on WA footy fans to dig deep to help the State’s Mid West rebuild a region torn apart this week by Cyclone Seroja.
Most people in Geraldton will eventually forget about the inconvenience of being without power for a few days. But those in Kalbarri and Northampton won’t have that luxury for a long time, if ever.
The cost of cleaning up from Tropical Cyclone Seroja, which devastated 170 homes and businesses, could reach up to $200 million, the DFES commissioner says.
Drenching rains have provided bittersweet consolation to farmers left to pick up the pieces of a trail of ruin left behind by one of the scariest weather events many have experienced.
WA’s peak building body has called on the State and Federal governments to provide tradies with free accommodation and $2000 bonuses if they move north to work in the cyclone-ravaged Mid West.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison covered the width and breadth of WA during his four-day trip, showing empathy, honour and promising to deliver for Western Australians.
As he flew out of Perth today, Scott Morrison said the fighting spirit of the people of the Mid west — who had seen their homes and businesses destroyed by Cyclone Seroja — was ‘inspiring’.
Thousands of claims have been submitted in the wake of Sunday’s devastation, as authorities prepare for a total clean-up bill that could top $200 million.
Five Mid West schools are unlikely to welcome students back for term two next week, with another three still without power.
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