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Western Australia after Tropical Cyclone 10S (Dominic) Passes

January 28th, 2009 Category: Tropical Cyclones

Western Australia - January 28th, 2009

Western Australia - January 28th, 2009

Coastal towns in Western Australia have begun cleaning up after Tropical Cyclone 10S (Dominic) blew through yesterday morning, reports ABC News Australia.

The category 2 cyclone caused flooding, as over 200 millimeters of rain fell on the area. Its over-135 km/h winds also caused damage to power lines, roofs and trees in towns such as Onslow.

However, the alert has been lifted, ports and mining operations have reopened, and the clean-up has commenced.

Here, clouds can be seen breaking up and moving away, reopening the skies above the region.

Tropical Cyclone 10S (Dominic) Hits Western Australia – UPDATE

January 27th, 2009 Category: Tropical Cyclones

Tropical Cyclone 10S (Dominic) - January 27th, 2009  © JTWC

Tropical Cyclone 10S (Dominic) - January 27th, 2009

Tropical Cyclone 10S (Dominic) made landfall just after 7am (AWDT) near Onslow in Western Australia.

Heavy rain is falling over the north-western part of Western Australia, reports ABC News Australia, as Dominic moves further inland.

The cyclone, which was at Category 2 strength when it hit the coast, has caused flash flooding. As conditions for motorists are dangerous, residents have been asked to stay at home and to avoid using the roads.

Damage in Onslow was minor, including downed power lines and structural damage to roofs.

Dominic has since weakened to a Category 1 cyclone and then to a tropical low.