The entire state of South Australia was left without power overnight after a severe storm ripped through the region causing havoc with transmission towers.
A thunderstorm moved across Adelaide yesterday which brought heavy rain and flooding, as well hail and damaging wind gusts of up to 90-100km/h.
SA Premier, Jay Weatherill addressed the media yesterday and confirmed that the storm was so fierce it knocked out 22 electricity transmission stations around Port Augusta, cutting power to the whole of the state.
More than 100,000 homes remain without power and the Premier told Sunrise this morning that the experts say the huge blackout was caused by an “unprecedented weather event”.
While the worst might be over more bad weather is predicted to hit with the Bureau of Meteorology South Australia still issuing flood warnings for parts of the state.