More Severe Weather Warnings For South Australia

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More Severe Weather Warnings For South Australia

South Australians are bracing themselves for more wild weather after a huge storm left around 125,000 people without power.

SA Power Networks is working to restore power, but widespread damage to power wires means many residents will be waiting until tomorrow for their electricity to return.

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The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for parts of South Australia.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING

for DAMAGING WINDS and HEAVY RAINFALL

For people in the Flinders, North East Pastoral and parts of the Eastern Eyre Peninsula, Mid North and North West Pastoral districts.

Issued at 2:33 pm Wednesday, 28 December 2016.

Severe thunderstorms are expected over the warning area this afternoon.

Damaging wind gusts in excess of 90 km/h are possible with thunderstorms and heavy showers. Heavy rainfall may lead to flash flooding. Locations which may be affected include Marla, Coober Pedy, Roxby Downs, Leigh Creek, Ernabella, Oodnadatta, Marree, Hawker and Woomera. 

The State Emergency Service advises that people should: 
* Secure or put away loose items around your property. 
* Move cars under cover or away from trees. 
* Keep clear of fallen power lines. 
* Don't drive, ride or walk through flood water. 
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains. 
* Stay indoors, away from windows, while storms are nearby. 

The next warning is due to be issued by 5:35 pm.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 215. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly. 

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A number of flood warnings are in place for the Onkaparinga River, the North East Pastoral, Eastern Eyre Peninsula and the Flinders districts, shacks in the River Murray area, and the Bremer River.

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SES SA will be distributing sandbags this afternoon.

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Many locals shared images of the rain and destruction around their homes after last night's storm.

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