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AustraliaSevere wind warning for Saturday afternoon, with 17,000 still without power

05:40  07 september  2019
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The winds downed thousands of trees and power lines and prompted Gov. Rick Snyder to activate the state’s Emergency Operations Center Wednesday to help coordinate DTE Energy still had more than 3, 000 customers in the Williamston and Webberville areas without power late Thursday afternoon .

A severe thunderstorm warning for damaging winds , heavy rain and large hailstones remains current for much of the state. More than 30, 000 homes properties are still without power , down from about 100, 000 Power was also out in parts of suburban Melbourne but the impact was far less significant.

Severe wind warning for Saturday afternoon, with 17,000 still without power© Facebook Crews from Fire & Rescue NSW and NSW Rural Fire Service continue to work in difficult conditions to protect properties from the bush and grass fire along Wolgan Road.

Around 17,000 Endeavour Energy customers are still without power after damaging winds struck power lines across the state on Friday.

The power outage persists for homes across the Hawkesbury, south-west Sydney and Macarthur and in the Illawarra, where a severe weather warning of damaging winds remains in place for Saturday afternoon.

"The wind hasn't stopped in our network, particularly in the north-west and Hawkesbury region," Endeavour Energy spokesman Peter Payne said.

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About 13, 000 customers were still without power across the Philadelphia region on Thursday morning after thunderstorms ripped through the area and dropped record rainfall. Gusty winds took down power lines and dropped trees across roadways in several municipalities.

"Winds picked up around midnight and we had more damage. They have eased but we are expecting more winds late this afternoon, so we have crews out patrolling."

He said the network was expecting to return power to a large number of customers by Saturday afternoon but there was "still a lot of work to be done".

Of the 17,000 customers still without power 13,500 are in the outer-north western Sydney and Hawkesbury area and 1300 are in the Illawarra. The remainder are in south-western Sydney, around Campbelltown and Macarthur.

Damaging winds of up to 100 km/h that hit NSW on Friday were the result of a strong cold front sweeping from the west.

Four people were injured and five cars damaged after the strong winds brought down a large tree across a road in Sydney's south-west.

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Heat, wind prompt north NSW total fire ban Large parts of northern NSW will be placed under a total fire ban on Thursday due to hot and windy conditions with similar conditions expected on Friday. A total fire ban has been issued for large swathes of northern NSW with authorities worried relief from hot and windy conditions is unlikely until the weekend. The total ban for Thursday covers the New England, Northern Slopes and North Western regions which take in Armidale, Gunnedah, Tamworth and Narrabri. require(["inlineoutstreamAd", "c.

A severe thunderstorm warning (SAME code: SVR) is issued by the National Weather Service when trained storm spotters or Doppler weather radar indicate that a thunderstorm is producing or will soon

Nor'easter aftermath: Nearly 100, 000 still without power , may have to wait until Tuesday. Workers were scrambling to clear downed trees, which knocked out overhead power lines after a violent nor'easter packed with high winds swept through the region Friday and into Saturday , the largest

A large gum tree also fell onto vehicles on the Hume Highway at Warwick Farm just before 4pm, cutting power to more than 40,000 homes and ripping the roof off a Sydney apartment building.

On Saturday winds are expected to remain strong but less so than Friday, Weatherzone meteorologist Scott Morris said.

"There is a severe weather warning for damaging winds for the southern region districts, from the Illawarra down winds will be averaging about 70km/h, with gusts in excess of 90km/h,"he said.

"Across NSW the strongest winds will come between 12-4pm and [on Sunday] they are expected to be less so."

More than 65 bush and grass fires continue to burn across NSW.

Three remain at the emergency warning level, including one north of Ebor near Armidale, which has burnt more than 48,100 hectares and another in the Long Gully Rd, Drake area, near Tenterfield. It has burnt more than 6,279 hectares.

Gold Coast hinterland bushfire out of control, fires expected to increase this afternoon across Queensland

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At its peak, more than half-a-million customers in Quebec were without power after the storm on Friday. That number dropped on Saturday and It could be days before crews can access downed power lines in more remote areas because roads are blocked by fallen trees, said a spokesman for

Severe Weather. Quebec's power utility asked for help from crews in neighbouring Vermont and New Brunswick today after heavy winds swept through the province on Friday. About 51, 000 Hydro-Quebec customers were still without electricity by late afternoon , compared with 350, 000 on Friday.

Both fires are considered "out of control."

NSW Rural Fire Service has confirmed more than 500 firefighters were continuing to work to control fire and protect homes in difficult conditions on Saturday morning.

Watch and act warnings are in place for Mount Mackenzie Rd, Tenterfield and Flagstone Rd, Legume.

In the Hunter region emergency services are still conducting a large-scale search for a missing helicopter that disappeared off the radar in Port Stephens about 6.30pm on Friday.

The Bureau of Meteorology had issued a severe weather warning for the region where the helicopter lost contact in Anna Bay.

Police, the Westpac Helicopter and volunteers were still searching for the aircraft on Saturday morning with fears it may have crashed. Debris and oil have been spotted in the water.

Greater Sydney will experience mostly sunny conditions on Saturday with maximum temperatures expected to reach 19 degrees.

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