Breaking: Even the BBC World news service is worried about Western Australia as a massive storm approaches.
The superstorm is a combination of a winter cold front and an ex tropical cyclone.
The BBC has been covering the storm in recent hours on its 24 hour global news channel and online.
The BBC reported that “Australia’s western coast is bracing for a massive storm, which is expected to make landfall in the coming hours.
Torrential rains, strong winds and waves of up to eight metres (26ft) are forecast in some areas.
The severe weather is the result of the remnants of tropical cyclone Mangga interacting with a cold front, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.
A senior official in Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) said it would be a “once-in-a-decade” storm.
“Normally our storms come from the south west and this will come from the north west,” DFES acting assistant commissioner Jon Broomhall told journalists.