Tornado Hits Western Australia

By: Stephen Bowers Email
By: Stephen Bowers Email

More than 130 homes were damaged and thousands were without power after a tornado swept through the Western Australia city of Perth.

Rooftops were ripped from houses, and trees were uprooted as the storm blew through.

The Bureau of Meteorology in Australia told ABC News that winds were as strong as 93 mph.

About 50 residents from a nearby nursing home were evacuated while emergency workers responded to hundreds of calls for help and repaired roofs and cleared roads.

No reports of injuries have been received.

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