South Australia braces for more wild weather

Sep 29, 2016 by

South Australia braces for more wild weather

At least 75,000 homes are still without power in South Australia although the lights are back on in Adelaide’s metropolitan areas, as the state braces for more wild weather.

Premier Jay Weatherill says power is slowly returning to thousands of residents after super cell thunderstorms caused a state-wide blackout on Wednesday.

‘Overnight we’ve managed to restore all but 75,000 of the 900,000 homes to power, but we are not out of the woods yet – there is a very strong system that is approaching our west coast,’ he told the Nine Network.

 

South Australia braces for more wild weather

South Australia braces for more wild weather

Mr Weatherill said about 35,000 of the remaining homes without power are expected to have it restored on Thursday, but it’s unclear when thousands of west coast residents will be back on the grid.

‘There has been catastrophic damage to our energy infrastructure up in the north of the state so it will take considerable time to restore that,’ he said.

Recovery efforts are being hampered by the extreme weather, with the Bureau of Meteorology warning of more wild weather to come.

It could produce wind gusts of up to 140km/h, especially along the west coast of Eyre Peninsula and up to 100mm of rain across the Adelaide Hills, bringing the risk of flooding.

Aflood warning has also been issued for Port Pirie, north of Adelaide, because of a storm surge and high waves.

The warnings come a day after wild winds ripped at least 22 transmission towers from the ground across the mid-north with about 80,000 lightning strikes hitting the state, some damaging generation facilities.

The SES responded to more than 450 calls for help on Wednesday and strike teams from Western Australia have been brought in to bolster local crews.

‘There’s still the potential for significant severe weather damage,’ said SES chief officer Chris Beattie.

‘We do have concerns for the coastal defences.’

AAP

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South Australia Super Strom | weather observations

Sep 29, 2016 by

South Australia Super Strom | weather observations
South Australia weather forecasts, weather observations, flood warnings and high sea forecasts

South Australia weather forecasts, weather observations, flood warnings and high sea forecasts

 

Anyone who needs to travel on the roads this morning please take care and be aware driving conditions have been significantly reduced.

As a result of the power outage a number of intersections are without traffic lights. Slow down at any affected intersections.

Some intersections will be controlled by police and motorists need to slow down and follow their directions.

There have reports of trees and power lines across roads. Delays can be expected please be patient on the roads. Make sure you drive to the conditions and turn on your head lights.

Power has been restored at some locations throughout the state but others are still experiencing power outages. Overnight some landline and mobile telephone services were also not available.

South Australia weather forecasts, weather observations, flood warnings and high sea forecasts

South Australia weather forecasts, weather observations, flood warnings and high sea forecasts

 

Anyone requiring medical assistance but not able to call Triple Zero (000) are asked to attend their nearest hospital.

If you require other emergency services, please attend your nearest emergency service facility (police or fire station).

Stay tuned to your local radio station using a battery powered radio in your home or vehicle.

Residents can seek information on power outages in their local area atwww.sapowernetworks.com.au

 

South Australia weather forecasts, weather observations, flood warnings and high sea forecasts

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A robbery at a Port Adelaide pizza restaurant

Aug 26, 2016 by

A robbery at a Port Adelaide pizza restaurant

Police are investigating a robbery at a Port Adelaide pizza restaurant a short time ago.

About 9.30pm, two men entered the Church Place store, threatened staff with a hammer and made off with cash. They were last seen running away and getting into a white Toyota Camry sedan.

No one was injured during the robbery.

One suspect is of Caucasian appearance, wearing dark clothing and a bum bag. The second suspect is of Aboriginal appearance, wearing a black hoodie, grey track pants and black shoes. Both men appear to be aged in their early 20s.

Anyone with information that may assist the investigation is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online athttp://crimestopperssa.com.au

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an attempted abduction which occurred overnight at Prospect

Aug 26, 2016 by

an attempted abduction which occurred overnight at Prospect

Police are investigating an attempted abduction which occurred overnight at Prospect.

At about 7.30pm on Thursday 25 August, a teenage girl was walking along the footpath on Charles Street near Churchill Road, when a car stopped and a man got out of the rear driver’s side passengers seat.

He approached the girl and tried to grab her however, she immediately ran off.

The suspect was then seen get back into the car which drove off along King Street.

He is described as being about 178cm tall, skinny build and wearing leather gloves and a jacket. The car is described as a silver four door sedan with shiny paintwork and star shaped alloy wheels.

The victim was not physically injured.

If anyone witnessed this incident or has any information that may assist police, they are urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or you can report online at http://crimestopperssa.com.au

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Rishi Khandelwal guilty of stealing from Tax office

Aug 17, 2016 by

Rishi Khandelwal guilty of stealing from Tax office

Rishi Khandewal, a former public servant has been found guilty of 302 charges which include stealing from the tax office. He has avoided going to jail but will serve a four-year sentence under an intensive corrections order in the community.

33-year-old Rishi had stolen more than $500,000 from the tax office by filing fraudulent tax returns between 2008 and 2010. He filed tax returns under the names of students most of whom had already left Australia.

Rishi Khandelwal, 33, managed to steal more than $500,000 from the tax office.

The long-running saga began in 2008 when Khandelwal began filing tax returns under real names, but with bogus amounts for jobs most of the students had never held. Khandelwal was a public servant and worked Food Standards Australia and New Zealand when he executed this “sophisticated” scam.

http://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/punjabi/en/article/2016/08/17/rishi-khandelwal-guilty-stealing-521719-tax-office

 

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Pooraka FoodWorks shop assistant threatened with knife

Jul 3, 2016 by

Pooraka FoodWorks shop assistant threatened with knife

A SHOP assistant has been threatened with a knife during a holdup at Pooraka.

The suspect entered the FoodWorks store on Desmond Ave armed with a knife and demanded cash about 7pm on Friday.

He ran off with cash and cigarettes.

He and was last seen heading towards Priscilla Road.

A police spokesman said no-one was injured during the holdup.

The suspect is described as about 175cm tall with a slim build. He was wearing a dark-coloured jumper, tracksuit pants and white shoes.

Anyone who sees a person matching this description in the area should call Police Assistance Line on 131444.

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Explosion near henly beach road

Jun 28, 2016 by

Explosion near henly beach road

A big explosion near Henley beach road. No one injured. But windows might damage near by houses.  Reason unknown…

Police are currently at a house in Henley Beach South where an explosive device was set off early this morning.

At 4.15am this morning, police were called to the Esplanade after reports of an explosion.

On arrival police found that an explosion in the front yard has caused damage to the front windows of the house.

The residents were home at the time of the explosion, but no one was physically injured.

The initial investigation suggests the incident is not random.

Police are investigating the incident and anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at

 

http://crimestopperssa.com.au

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