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Australia Sydney homes without power down to 200

19:26  02 december  2019
19:26  02 december  2019 Source:   msn.com

Sydney storm sees power cut to 68,000 homes, trees uprooted

  Sydney storm sees power cut to 68,000 homes, trees uprooted Trees were uprooted and power was cut to 68,000 homes in less than 10 minutes after an intense burst of wild weather swept through Sydney this afternoon. In Gordon and Kilara, on the Upper North Shore, several leafy streets were transformed into danger zones of drooping power lines and smashed cars when the storm hit about 1pm.The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) issued a severe thunderstorm warning for large chunks of NSW, and said areas north of Sydney would be the worst-affected into the evening.People shared pictures and videos on social media when the cell hit just after 1pm.

More than 4000 homes and businesses remain without electricity in Sydney , days after severe storms brought down power lines.

Thousands of people are still without power following Tuesday's devastating storm - with one Ausgrid worker claiming job cuts are to blame. More than 50,000 people in Sydney suburbs such Chatswood, Gordon, East Killara and Wahroonga were left without power due to the cyclonic winds on Tuesday.

Residential Suburb At Night © Getty Residential Suburb At Night The number of homes in northern Sydney still without power has come down to 200 after severe storms a week ago.

Most of those still affected are in small pockets around Pymble, Gordon, Forestville, Killarney Heights and other suburbs in Sydney's north, network operator Ausgrid said in a statement at 10pm on Monday.

Ausgrid says crews made good progress on Monday restoring power and will continue their efforts on Tuesday.

At the the height of the storms, which brought down trees on powerlines, Ausgrid says 52,000 homes and business lost electricity.

There were more outages on Monday. A falling tree damaged a powerline in northern Sydney on Monday evening, creating a new outage affecting 2400 homes and businesses around Hornsby, Asquith and Mount Colah.

About 700 customers were affected by a separate new outage around North Turramurra on Monday afternoon.

Brisbane smashed in powerful rainstorm .
Brisbane has been hit by a powerful rainstorm overnight, with more than 100 millimteres falling in the space of an hour. Brisbane has been hit by a powerful rainstorm overnight, with more than 100 millimteres fa The storm passed through Darling Downs and the Scenic Rim before hitting Brisbane and Moreton Bay just after 10pm.The downpour caused flash flooding as drains struggled to cope with the amount of water gushing through them and almost 2000 homes lost power at the height of the storm.

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