Educational Resources

Providing helpful resources and educating the community is important to us.

Recent Cyclones

Tropical Cyclone Damien (TC Damien) was classified by the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) as a Category 3 tropical cyclone and crossed the Pilbara coast of Western Australia near Dampier and Karratha around 3:30 pm on Saturday 8 February 2020. The Cyclone Testing Station (CTS), Department of Mines, Industry, Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) and the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) collaborated to investigate damage. The study focused on the performance of houses; apartments and strata properties; and commercial and public buildings.

Report 65: Tropical Cyclone Damien - Damage to buildings in the Pilbara region of WA (PDF, 13545 KB)

Reducing Wind Driven Water Ingress

The following is a guide to reduce wind driven rain water ingress entering through sliding windows and doors, and a study into water damage from cyclones.

Example of cyclone damage - water ingress

Recent Damage Investigations

Recent CTS damage investigations have highlighted problems with flashing details on buildings, leading to water ingress and often significant internal damage. The house on the left has lost a flashing on the windward wall. The Cyclone Testing Station recommends that suppliers of flashing materials ensure that proposed detailing has been fully documented.