PEOPLE in Mandurah and surrounding areas are waking up this morning to survey the damage caused by yesterday's ferocious storm.
Hundreds of power lines are still down, trees are blocking roads and thousands are without power after the 'once in a decade' storm tore through the south west.
Emergency crews have worked through the night making temporary repairs to houses and Western Power teams are trying to restore power wherever possible.
Residents are warned it could take up to a week for power to be restored in some areas.
Click the image to see more damage from the storm.
Many schools are closed today, including Assumption Catholic Primary School, John Tonkin College, Mandurah Catholic College and North Mandurah Primary School.
Centro Mandurah and the Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre are closed, as are many local businesses.
Traffic lights in the city and surrounding areas are out and motorists are advised to take extra care.
More bad weather is on the way and residents are advised to take action to secure belongings.
Today's winds are not likely to hit Mandurah as hard as yesterday's, with Bunbury on high alert as well as towns further south and to the east.
What you should do
FESA's State Emergency Service (SES) has these tips to help you and your family get ready now:
Store or weigh down loose objects around your home like outdoor furniture;
Ensure your emergency kit is complete including a battery operated radio, torch, spare batteries and first aid kit;
Move pets and animals to a safe area;
Move vehicles under cover;
Unplug electrical applicances and avoid using landline telephones if there is lightning;
If you are away from home contact family or friends to prepare your property;
Construction site workers should store loose building material and tie down sheds;
Boat owners should securely moor their boats;
Campers should find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and streams;
Be aware of significant debris due to the storm yesterday and take care if outside in wind gusts.
As at 6.55am the Bureau of Meterology advises a strong cold front will pass over the south of the state during Monday.
In the morning southwest of a line Bunbury to Bremer Bay, expect squally winds with damaging wind gusts to 100 kilometres per hour which could result in damage to homes and property.
By midday the potential for squally winds and damaging wind gusts will be over an area south of a line Bunbury to Corrigin to Esperance.
By late Monday afternoon the squally winds and damaging wind gusts will be confined to an area south of a line Walpole to Lake King to Israelite Bay. Winds will ease Monday evening.
The winds gusts associated with the strong cold front on Monday will not be as severe as the deep low pressure system during Sunday.
Important phone numbers
If your home or property has been badly damaged by a storm call the SES on 132 500.
In a life threatening situation call 000.
For the latest weather information visit www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 213.
After a storm SES volunteers make temporary repairs to homes that have been badly damaged, such as roofs that have been ripped off or large fallen trees on homes and cars. Please contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.
Call 1300 657 209, visit www.fesa.wa.gov.au or listen to news bulletins.