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Repair costs could be $200m after 170 properties destroyed or severely damaged by Tropical Cyclone Seroja

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A total of 170 homes and businesses were totally destroyed or severely damaged by Tropical Cyclone Seroja, with the repair costs expected to reach $200m.

West Australian Premier Mark McGowan described it as a traumatic event, with ramifications that would roll on for some time, noting a further 491 properties were also affected moderately or slightly.

“It’s really quite extraordinary to see what the cyclone did to some people’s businesses and homes,” he told reporters on Thursday.

Camera IconThe town of Kalbarri was smashed last night by Tropical Cyclone Seroja. This was the destrcution this morning at about 6:30. Credit: Simon Hydzik/7NEWS/Simon Hydzik/7NEWS

Department of Fire and Emergency Services Commissioner Darren Klemm…



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