Dramatic footage of a storm taking down a Waggrakine home

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VideoA House in the Geraldton Suburb of Waggrakine was blown away under severe wind conditions from Ex-Tropical Cyclone Mangga.

Strong winds during today’s storm caused by Ex-Tropical Cyclone Mangga has blown down a home on David Road in Waggrakine as revealed in dramatic phone footage.

Waggrakine resident David Kidd was returning home from a drive to the coast so his kids could see the storm when he witnessed the front wall of a weatherboard house shaking violently.

The situation escalated quickly as the wind tore the roof off the house which Mr Kidd said was a wake-up call to take the threat of natural disasters seriously.

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“It’s been a pretty chaotic day up here with police and firefighters dealing with the bush fire already,” he said.

“The house was blown away so quickly, the home owner turned up just after the video, she was in hysterics I yelled at her not to go near because the power line was down.”

“This is devastating for the home’s owner but it’s so lucky she wasn’t home.”

The unfortunate incident happened around 11:30am today, shortly before Geraldton recorded a wind gust of 113km/h , according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

Police and Emergency Services attended the scene shortly after to secure the area.

VideoA House in the Geraldton Suburb of Waggrakine was blown away under severe wind conditions from Ex-Tropical Cyclone Mangga.

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