Former tropical cyclone Damien has dissipated after lashing the West Australian coast with destructive winds over 200km/h.
The tropical low is still producing strong winds and showers as it moves south after making landfall in the Pilbara region on Saturday.
The WA Department of Fire and Emergency Services advised that it may still not be safe to return home, urging residents to continue monitoring weather warnings.
"Some services such as power and telephones may not be working and service providers will be working to restore these as soon as they can", the DFES said.
Severe Tropical Cyclone Damien reached the coast near Dampier on Saturday afternoon, bringing fierce gales to the industrial port and nearby Karratha.
A severe weather warning remains in place for the eastern Gascoyne and northern Goldfields where damaging winds and heavy rainfall are expected to continue.
Those areas could experience 24-hour rainfall totals in excess of 200mm on Monday and Tuesday, the weather bureau as warned.
Flood warnings are in place for the central Pilbara and Gascoyne regions.
Damien has been the most significant cyclone in the Dampier-Karratha region since Cyclone Orson in 1989, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.
Karratha Airport recorded wind gusts up to 195km/h as well as sustained destructive winds for two hours either side of the cyclone's eye, and 235mm of rain in the 48 hours to 9am Sunday.
Footage of the storm shows branches being ripped from trees and heavy rain being whipped sideways by the strong winds.
Locals have also reported a number of buildings lost their roofs.
Damien was the third cyclone of the season off the WA coast.
Australian Associated Press