Perth storm: Severe weather causes more than $4m damage across WA as thousands lodge claims

Perth storm: Severe weather causes more than $4m damage across WA as thousands lodge claims

The severe damage caused by the State’s once-in-a-year storm has cost millions of dollars as thousands of residents lodge insurance claims.

Emergency services spent another day fighting the brunt of Perth’s severe storm as calls continued to rise, with several regions across the State breaking wind gust records.

RAC Insurance said they received more than 2,700 claims since 12pm Wednesday, totalling $4.9 million in damage.

“We’re seeing a range of severity from fences being blown over to trees causing major damage to properties,” a spokesperson said.

“Our call center has been extremely busy since opening first thing yesterday morning. We would encourage members to lodge their claims online, where possible.”

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