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Wild weather across South Australia, 28,000 without power

Severe weather with strong winds have downed trees across parts of South Australia, emergency service said.

More than 28,000 homes and businesses in South Australia have lost power in high winds. Even State Emergency Service had to deal with its own loss of power, ABC news reported.

Following South Australia Power Networks,  it will take hours to get those properties all reconnected.

The State Emergency Service received more than 200 calls majority for fallen trees and minor damage.

Storm damage is mostly seen in parts of the Metropolitan area, Adelaide Hills and Kangaroo Island.

Related post: List of natural calamities in Australia

Storm damage photo taken at a carpark in Judd St, Salisbury (Nadine Bishop; Telegraph Australia).

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More than 5000 emergency services staff and volunteers are kept on standby.

Cape Wiloughby, on the Yorke Peninsula has recorded gusts of 72km/h.

Weather Bureau has predicted rainfall till Monday with risk of flooding in some areas.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 18, 2013

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