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Water Supply Halved by Break in Dam pERTH, - A .break in the con crete channel from the Can ning dam has halved Perth's water supplies. It will be about three days before repairs can be effected. Meantime the city is sweltering in heat wave condi tions. About three million gallons of water tore down the hill when about 30ft. of concrete slabs were torn out of the channel. Bore water is~ bei-g used to supplement the supply from Can ning. Reports from Dedby indicate that it was struck by a furinus two-hour storm on Saturday night. Some buildings were com pletely flattened and . others badly damaged.