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Australia 13,000 homes remain without power, nearly a week after NSW storms

07:20  14 february  2020
07:20  14 february  2020 Source:   9news.com.au

Thousands still without power as week-long blackout drags on

  Thousands still without power as week-long blackout drags on The 8000 homes and businesses still in the dark should have their electricity restored by the end of Sunday, Ausgrid said.A week after severe storms lashed the state's coastline, 8000 home and businesses remain without power as Ausgrid works to restore electricity by Sunday evening.

Ausgrid revealed on Tuesday power had been restored to 79, 000 homes since the worst storm in 20 More than 50, 000 residents in Sydney's affluent north shore could be without power for a WEEK after Multiple severe weather warnings issued by the Bureau of Meteorology remained in place on

[5] Formed in the South Central United States, the storm headed across the Great Plains towards Elsewhere in Ontario, thousands of customers remained without power until well after Christmas At the height of the storm over 300, 000 Toronto Hydro customers had no electricity or heating.[30] The

It's been six days since parts of New South Wales was lashed by storms and still 13,000 homes remain without power across Sydney and the NSW Central Coast.

In Wahroonga in Sydney's north, mother of two Prati TP is flat out boiling water to provide food and baths for her family.

Despite several attempts to speak with Ausgrid, she said there has been zero communication about when the power may come back on.

a person standing in front of an oven: In Wahroonga in Sydney's north, mother of two Prati TP is flat out boiling water to provide food and baths for her family.© Nine In Wahroonga in Sydney's north, mother of two Prati TP is flat out boiling water to provide food and baths for her family.

"When you go the website, you can lodge an outage and then you get an automated response and a scrolling message," Ms TP said.

Power outages in Sydney's north could last 'until the end of the week'

  Power outages in Sydney's north could last 'until the end of the week' Residents without power in Sydney's north and the Central Coast have been told they could be waiting until Friday for it to be restored.Residents without power in Sydney's north and the Central Coast have been told they may have to wait until the end of the week to have it restored, with tens of thousands still off the grid after the weekend's storms.

More than 50, 000 homes remain in the dark after the weekend's downpour. Electricity companies are asking the Army to help restore power to more than 50, 000 homes which remain Ausgrid hopes to have power restored within the next week , but there are fears it will take much longer without the

OG&E reported nearly more than 56, 000 without power , mostly in the Oklahoma City area, while In Kansas, where six deaths were blamed on last week 's storm , about 24, 000 customers remained without power , and some of those in rural areas might not see electricity restored for a week or more.

"I haven't spoken to a single person. Only automated messages and emails."

It's a similar story for her next door neighbour, who was forced to fork out $700 for a generator just to get by.

a close up of a map: It's been six days since parts of New South Wales was lashed by storms and still 13,000 homes remain without power across Sydney and the NSW Central Coast.© Supplied It's been six days since parts of New South Wales was lashed by storms and still 13,000 homes remain without power across Sydney and the NSW Central Coast.

The frustrated mum of two told 9News Ausgrid hasn't even begun repairs.

"We have our fingers crossed every day, but we look down the street, and there is no one there," she said.

Ausgrid said it is working around the clock to have power fully restored in the next two days.

Northeast Victoria braces for storms .
Victoria's northeast is expected to experience severe thunderstorms on Saturday afternoon, potentially bringing flash flooding.But authorities say that may not be all good news, posing the risk of landslides or debris strewn across the road.

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