Alert stages are – blue, yellow, red.
I think most locals were surprised by the intensity of the winds which reached up to 120km/h and dumped in excess of 100mm over two days.
Hilda’s centre passed over Broome about 7pm Wednesday night, 27th December, 2017, bringing down some pretty big trees.
Luckily no real damage occurred although the morning revealed the town littered with leaves and branches.Shire workers with their mulcher, trying to clear Chinatown.
Suicide Palms crash down
Sadly 3 grand old palms, planted in 1982 outside the Conti Hotel toppled over during the night.
The corypha utan palms, more commonly known as gebange palms or “suicide palms”, flower only once at the end of their life in a blossoming made up of nearly one million flowers.