WA family forced to shelter in bathroom as fierce storm tears roof off

A Western Australian man has choked back tears describing having to shelter in his bathroom while a wild storm tore the roof from his home.

WA family forced to shelter in bathroom as fierce storm tears roof off

A Western Australian man has choked back tears describing having to shelter in his bathroom while a wild storm tore the roof from his home.

On Sunday night, a shell-shocked Mike Baker stood in the ruins of his home of more than 20 years in Two Rocks, some 60km north of Perth.

"It just frightened the crap out of me," Mr Baker told 9News, part of the house's ceiling dangling in front of him.

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"It's our home, 20 years… it's just gone… It's scary. It's just like a bomb going off."

Mr Baker, his wife and their dog took shelter in the bathroom home as wild 100km/h winds swept through the suburb.

The storm was part of a severe cold front that lashed Western Australia's coastline. The damage was wide spread, stretching from Lancelin to Albany.

Trees toppled onto cars on the Mitchell Freeway and two kayakers needed to be rescued off Kwinana Beach after battling 7m waves.

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A wild storm that swept through parts of Western Australia tore the roof off the home of Two Rock's resident Mike Baker.

In Canning Vale, residents described the weather event as a mini tornado.

"One minute raining, then hail, then sunshine. It's all seasons in a few minutes," resident Rebecca Lamers told 9News.

The severe weather was also felt in the state's Great Southern region, with temperatures plummeting close to freezing and bringing a rare snow dusting.

At the peak of the storm, 25,000 homes lost power with rescue crews spending much of the day frantically responding to calls.

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Virus alert for parts of UQ and RBWH as Queensland exposure list grows

Queensland's coronavirus outbreak has hit the state's largest university and hospital as health authorities issue more than 30 new close-contact exposure alerts in a day.

Virus alert for parts of UQ and RBWH as Queensland exposure list grows

Queensland's coronavirus outbreak has hit the state's largest university and hospital as health authorities issue more than 30 new close-contact exposure alerts in a day.

Multiple parts of the University of Queensland campus in St Lucia were added to the list on Sunday evening, along with the UQ Health Science Building and a coronary care unit at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital.

Authorities are also concerned about the potential for transmission on multiple inner-city bus services, as well as bust stops, dentists and eateries in Sunnybank, Toowong and Spring Hill.

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https://twitter.com/qldhealthnews/status/1421766009023700992

The latest update came after Queensland Health released new exposure site locations on Sunday afternoon in the Pullenvale, Moggill, Bellbowrie, Wilston and St Lucia areas.

The sites included Pullenvale State School, a Coles, post office and news agency, an acupuncture clinic, and Caltex petrol station. Public transport sites have also been added to the list.

The full list of exposure sites and times can be found at the .

Anyone who visited the following venues at the relevant times is considered a close contact and must immediately quarantine, get tested, complete the Queensland Health contact tracing form and remain in quarantine regardless of test results.

  • St Lucia: UQ Basketball Courts (Between the tennis courts and Athletic track), Saturday 24 July 2021, 3.50pm - 5pm
  • St Lucia: Toilets between UQ Basketball and UQ Netball Courts
  • Sir William Macgregor Drive, Saturday 24 July 2021, 3.50pm - 5pm
  • St Lucia: Shalom Restaurant, Saturday 24 July 2021, 5.13pm-6.30pm
  • Herston: Royal Brisbane Hospital, UQ Health Science Building, Sunday 25 July 2021, 10.44am - 1.30pm
  • Herston: Royal Brisbane Hospital Dr James Mayne Building Level 3 Coronary Care Unit, Pod 1 Western section, and seats outside CCU, Sunday 25 July 2021, 5.43pm - 6.10pm
  • St Lucia: The University of Queensland, Building 69, rooms 511, 512, 513, Tuesday 27 July 2021, 2.54pm - 6pm
  • St Lucia: The University of Queensland, Abel Smith Lecture Theatre Building 23, Tuesday 27 July 2021, 6pm - 7pm
  • Spring Hill: Bus stop waiting area Gregory Tce at Torrington street, stop 5, Spring Hill, Wednesday 28 July 2021, 3pm - 3.18pm
  • Spring Hill: Brisbane Grammar School (Boys) including extracurricular activities, Thursday 29 July 2021, 8am - 3pm
  • Milton: Esquire Male Grooming Barber, Thursday 29 July 2021, 11.45am - 12.30pm
  • Sunnybank: That Viet Place, Thursday 29 July 2021, 12pm - 12.40pm
  • Sunnybank: Southside Bistro: Thursday 29 July 2021, 12.25pm - 12.55pm
  • St Lucia: Ironside State School, Outside School Hours Care, Thursday 29 July 2021, 3pm - 5.17pm
  • Toowong: Ethos Orthodontics Toowong, Thursday 29 July 2021, 3.55pm - 4.30pm
  • Milton: Studio 99 Fitness Centre, Friday 30 July 2021, 8.10am - 9am
  • Sunnybank: Pacific Petroleum, Friday 30 July 2021, 12.40pm - 1.05pm
  • St Lucia: Saigon Yummy, Friday 30 July 2021, 1.15pm - 1.55pm
  • Toowong: Bupa Dental, Friday 30 July 2021, 2.55pm - 3.25pm
  • Spring Hill: Bus stop waiting area Gregory Tce at Torrington street, stop 5, Spring Hill, Friday 30 July 2021, 3pm - 3.26pm

Public transport

  • Bus 28: PA Hospital Bus Station to UQ Lakes Bus Station, Wednesday 28 July 2021, 2.30pm - 2.55pm
  • Bus 411: Gregory Tce at Torrington street, stop 5, Spring Hill to Swann Rd at Ironside School, stop 23/24, St Lucia, Wednesday 28 July 2021, 3.18pm - 4pm
  • Bus 411: Gregory Tce at Torrington street, stop 5, Spring Hill to Swann Rd at Ironside School, stop 23/24, St Lucia, Thursday 29 July 2021, 3.15pm - 3.51pm

More casual and low-risk exposure sites have also been added the state's coronavirus alert list, which is constantly updated on the Queensland Health website.

https://twitter.com/qldhealthnews/status/1421735126057185294
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