Title WA's wild weather wreaks havoc in Wheatbelt, Goldfields, Gascoyne Degree of recognition National Media name/outlet PerthNOW Media type Web Country Australia Date 11/02/17 Description WA’S wild summer weather is wreaking havoc across the Wheatbelt, Goldfields and Gascoyne, flooding farms, submerging roads and washing away bridges.
Toodyay and Northam were among the communities hardest hit Saturday, with the Avon River rising rapidly to reach the major flood level of 4m by midday.
The Department of Fire and Rescue sent a helicopter to rescue 15 people stranded at Ravensthorpe after all major roads to the townsite were cut off by fast flowing water. South Coast Highway was shut from Jerramungup to Esperance, with Phillips River Bridge and about 100m of highway washed away.
Producer/Author Regina Titelius | Toyah Shakespeare URL https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/wa/was-wild-weather-wreaks-havoc-in-wheatbelt-goldfields-gascoyne-ng-d8a09090cafa1473b0c3b4498804280a Persons Anas Ghadouani