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On Saturday, November 12, South Australia has been lashed by heavy rain, wild wind and thunderstorms. The bad weather caused widespread blackouts across the Adelaide suburban area, including Westfield Marion shopping center.
Wind gusts up to 106 km/h were recorded at Adelaide Airport just before 4 pm on Saturday. Strong winds were also recorded in Adelaide’s south, with gusts up to 96 km/h at Sellicks Hill, and 91 km/h at Kuitpo and Noarlunga.
The deteriorating weather also forced the cancellation of the Handpicked music festival, featuring Hilltop Hoods. There are currently 85 power outages across the state, affecting more than 27,000 homes and businesses.
According to the Bureau of Meteorology there have been about 143,000 lightning strikes over South Australia in the past 24 hours. The State Emergency Service received around 1200 calls for assistance, primarily reporting fallen trees, roof damage and some flooding.
The wet weather system is moving west and is expected to hit residents in both New South Wales and Victoria throughout Sunday. Victorians have been warned of thunderstorm asthma as extreme pollen levels are spread across the state by strong winds.
The channel lists such natural disasters as:
1) Geological emergencies: Earthquake, Volcanic eruption, Mud, Landslide, Avalanche;
2) Hydrological emergencies: Flood, Tsunami, Limnological disaster,
3) Fires: Forest fire, Peat fire;
4) Meteorological emergencies: Tornado, Cyclone, Blizzard, Hail, Drought, Tornado, Hail, Hurricane, Tsunami, Storm, Thunderstorm, Tempest.
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