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The storm left thousands of South Australians without power

The storm left thousands of South Australians without power

Violent storms left thousands of South Australian residents without power

Thousands of people have lost power in South Australia due to the storm.

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Floods from storms and heavy rains in Australia.
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As of 7:30 a.m. (local time) on Tuesday, November 28, more than 7,000 local homes in the state capital Adelaide and its suburbs were without power – up from 14,000 – as the city was hit by a powerful thunderstorm.

According to the Bureau of Meteorology, 10mm to 20mm of rain fell in most parts of the city in the early hours of Tuesday, while the southeastern suburb of Brownhill Creek received 45.8mm of rain in the hour up to 07:00 local time.

The bad weather damaged homes, prompted residents to avoid roads and prevented departures from Adelaide Airport on Tuesday morning.

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Adelaide on Tuesday, with the Bureau of Meteorology warning of more heavy rain.

I expect them to be persistent throughout the morning, perhaps loosening in the morning or afternoon and clearing in the late afternoon or evening.Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Simon Timke told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).

The State Emergency Service (SES) has advised residents of affected areas to avoid driving, riding or walking in floodwaters, stay indoors, stay away from windows, when thunderstorms are near, and stay away from flood prone areas.

South Australia Police Chief Constable Kate Dawson told the ABC there were widespread reports of failed traffic lights and flooding and asked everyone to be careful on the roads.

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