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    1. #1

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      Exclamation Prepare for the storm!

      I am sure that everyone is well and truly fed up with the never ending cold weather this year.

      There are alerts for the storm front that is approaching. Port Noarlunga jetty will be closed from Wednesday afternoon until Friday and there are roads in the hills that will be closed.

      Flood watch issued for South Australia as storm approaches

      Josephine Lim, The Advertiser
      10 minutes ago

      PEOPLE living around Adelaide are being urged to prepare for flash flooding and destructive winds from late Wednesday morning, with authorities warning the predicted storm could be one of the worst to hit South Australia.

      A vigorous front followed by an intense low pressure system is predicted on Wednesday and Thursday, moving eastwards across the state. Gale force winds of up to 60km/h will also lash parts of the state.
      The Bureau of Meteorology says the weather event will be more powerful than the September 14 storm when more than 80 homes around Adelaide were flooded and many roads damaged.
      A gale warning has been issued for coastal waters of Spencer Gulf and central coast but authorities said it could potentially reached up to 60 knots on Thursday as swells hit more than 11 metres high.
      The Bureau of Meteorology says up to 100mm of rain could pummel the Mount Lofty Ranges and Mid North while up to 60mm could be dumped across Adelaide and the agricultural districts from midday Wednesday into Thursday.

      A PivotalWeather image of the intense low-pressure system and cold front that will be centred over Adelaide on Wednesday and Thursday.Weatherzone reports the event will have a number of implications across multiple states including:
      WIND gusts capable of causing widespread structural damage and power outages;
      THUNDERSTORMS that will generate tens of thousands of lightning strikes across a three-day period;
      HEAVY rain that will fall into already inundated rivers and could cause further flooding;

      STORMS that may cause flash flooding and damaging winds;
      AN impressive late-season dump of snow in Australia’s alpine region.




      Drone footage shows Montacute road collapse

      A band of rain and thunderstorms is likely to extend from the west on Wednesday with the front, reaching the central districts later in the day.
      Further heavy rainfall and possible thunderstorms are expected in the Adelaide region on Thursday on the western flank of the low pressure system.
      Bureau state director John Nairn said SA should brace for an extreme weather event.
      “The indication from the system that we’re seeing is that it is larger than the previous one (two weeks ago),” he said.
      “It’s moving a little bit quicker but certainly we have a very strong indication of heavy rain, so similar totals possibly over a shorter period of time. The other concerns is that the winds are much more extensive than previously.”

      Tue 17:40 CST

      Pictures: Deluge wreaks havoc across Adelaide

      Montacute Road Athelstone has been washed away after Wednesday night’s rains. Picture: Roy VanDerVegt

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      The destroyed footbridge that crosses the Onkaparinga River, near Paringa Parade, Old Noarlunga. Picture: Stephen Laffer

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      The destroyed footbridge that crosses the Onkaparinga River, near Paringa Parade, Old Noarlunga. Picture: Stephen Laffer

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      A motorist drives through floodwaters on Paringa Parade, Old Noarlunga at 8am on Thursday. Picture: Stephen Laffer

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      Kate Jeffery with Ruben, 2, in front of their house at Hope St Encounter Bay. Picture: Greg Higgs

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      Crafers resident Russell Latter captured a photograph of the furry marsupial as it perched itself on top of a fence post on Old Carey Gully Rd." style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px; display: block; width: 677px; height: auto; margin: 0px auto; opacity: 0.5; max-height: 100px;">
      A soggy koala found the perfect vantage point to scope out a safe spot away from floodwaters in Stirling on Wednesday.
      Crafers resident Russell Latter captured a photograph of the furry marsupial as it perched itself on top of a fence post on Old Carey Gully Rd.

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      School Children being evacuated by a digger after being stranded at Rapid Bay. Picture: Gary Juleff

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      Daniel Mynhart and Stan Damant surrounded by flood waters at their homes on Devon St, Goodwood. Picture: Campbell Brodie

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      A flooded home on Kensington Rd, Toorak Gardens. The colour is reflections from an emergency services vehicle. Picture: Campbell Brodie

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      Kath Arbon watches the creek take over her backyard and start to flow into her house at Hahndorf. Picture: Mark Brake

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      SES chief officer Chris Beattie said the storm was “shaping up to be one of the more significant winter events that the service has seen.”
      Mr Beattie said people in flood risk areas, including those who live near rivers or creeks, should act now to prepare.
      He said concerned residents could pick up sandbags and sand from the Noarlunga, Edinburgh, Western Adelaide and Strathalbyn SES units as well as from the Burnside and Bridgewater CFS stations between 6pm and 9pm on Monday and Tuesday night.
      “It’s important that if you’ve got those sandbags ... you use them to cover drain holes, shower sinks, toilets etc and to cover your doorways to prevent water from flowing into your property,” Mr Beattie said.
      A chance of small hail is possible over Eyre Peninsula and the West Coast district on late Wednesday.

      MetEye wind forecast for 4:30pm on Thursday, Sept 29. Source: BOM
      Rainfall forecast for Wednesday, Sept 28. Source: BOMThe weather bureau predicts most of the rain will occur overnight Wednesday and into Thursday.
      There is a slight chance of showers over northern agricultural areas, southern parts of the Pastoral districts and in the Lower South East.
      Mr Beattie also advised people to move household items on to tables or into ceilings to protect them from potential flooding.




      Adelaide's Lunchtime Newsbyte - 27th of September

      “It is important that you move your motor vehicles, outdoor equipment, chemicals and poisons to higher ground if possible,” he said.
      Motorists should also expect slippery conditions and fallen trees on roads and the SES is urging people not to drive through floodwater.
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      BOM South Australia

      WOW... Marine forecast for Thursday! Swells more than 8 metres on South Central, Central, Upper & Lower West Coast.http://www.bom.gov.au/sa/warnings/marine-wind.shtml …
      8:45 AM - 27 Sep 2016

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    2. #2

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      And its not over yet!

      The Torrens linear path is closed to all obviously, the river was bursting over the banks this morning when I went over it. The Patawalonga river is flooding and its high tide isn't due for another hour or two!

      Round our way a tree damaged some power lines over the main road and the school had a power cut all day today (localised) and most kids stayed home. I took ours in but when I walked into the classroom and it was really cold (colder in than out) and only a handful of kids made it in, I decided we'd have a day at home too.

      Waiting for the second round to hit, its due in anytime apparently.

      Stay safe everyone.

    3. #3

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      This was in the paper this morning


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      I must admit I did laugh at all the complaints about the power outage being because of renewable energy failures That our politicians also jumped in on it was pretty sad though. Grrr at the ones that still want to plug coal and other things that heat the planet too much


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      Flooding around the state


      SA weather: Clare flooding as waters rise statewide ahead of worsening conditions

      The town of Clare in South Australia's mid north has been affected by flooding in wake of the Hutt River bursting its banks and a dam threatens to flood nearby Auburn.
      Police said the township and caravan park had been impacted and urged people living or travelling through the region to closely monitor conditions.
      Follow our blog for the latest developments in the unfolding SA weather event.

      Patrick, who lives just north of Clare, told 891 ABC Adelaide the Hutt River had burst its banks and was running over the over Horrocks Highway.

      "I see the police are there and I'm about a kilometre from where it has burst and the river is busy running down my driveway at the moment," he said.
      Clare Valley Winemakers chief executive Tanya Matz said "patches of roads" in the region had been washed away, including at nearby Penwortham.
      She said she drove to Clare earlier today and "pretty much everything is closed" with a local creek flowing fast.
      Ms Matz said vans at the caravan park had been moved to higher ground at the showgrounds.
      "We have sandbags on one side of the tourism centre, ready to sandbag the caravan park if required," she said.
      The State Emergency Service (SES) warned a dam was threatening to burst in nearby Auburn, which could flood properties and roads in the town.
      "SES advises residents of the warning area that floodwaters may rise rapidly and are likely to be fast moving," it said.
      "You should never walk, ride or drive through floodwater or allow children to play in or near floodwaters.

      Flood warnings issued as more wild conditions loom

      A flood warning has been issued for a number of rivers across South Australia as the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) warns waters are rising rapidly.

      This includes the Light and Wakefield rivers in the Mid North, where waters are rising and are expected to remain high Thursday and Friday.

      The bureau said the Wakefield River at Rhynie was the highest it had been since September 2010 and further rises were expected.
      Water levels in the Angas and Bremer rivers in the eastern Mount Lofty Ranges had also "risen rapidly ... in response to rainfall in the last 24 hours", the bureau said.
      "Rainfalls in excess of 60 millimetres have been recorded in the 24 hours to 11:00am Thursday in the Bremer and Angas catchments."
      Further falls of 40 to 80mm are possible this afternoon and into Friday morning, it said.
      BoM said flooding could occur along both rivers, particularly downstream of Willyaroo and Wanstead Road and Lanhorne Creek.
      Police have also reportedly been doorknocking residents at Glenelg in Adelaide warning that houses along the Patawalonga could also face flooding in coming hours.
      The state is bracing itself for a third wave of strong winds and heavy rain that is due to arrive later this afternoon.
      It is associated with an intense low pressure system that has been battering the state since Wednesday.

      PHOTO: Police have blocked off the entry to Morialta Conservation Park due to flooding. (SA Police)

      Dam bursts in the Barossa Valley

      Police said a dam north of Greenock in the Barossa Valley had burst and could cause the flooding of properties and roads in the township.
      "People in the Greenock area are urged to closely monitor local conditions for the risk of flooding," police said.
      "SES advises residents of the warning area that floodwaters may rise rapidly and are likely to be fast-moving."
      BoM said there was a moderate flood warning for the Onkaparinga River in the Adelaide Hills and south of Adelaide, which caused widespread flooding two weeks ago.
      Brown Hill Creek is also flowing over roads in Torrens Park in Adelaide's south, while Gorge Road in the city's east is closed from Corskcrew to Torrens Hill road.

      PHOTO: Brown Hill Creek flows over the road at Torrens Park as stormwater rushes through the system. (ABC News: Andrew Burch)

      The River Torrens Linear Park has also been closed.
      A severe weather warning remains in place across large areas of the state, from the Eyre Peninsula, the Mid North and Yorke Peninusla, the northern pastoral districts, Adelaide, Kangaroo Island and the Fleurieu Peninsula.
      It said strong to gale-force winds were occurring over the area with damaging winds forecast to reach 50 to 75 kilometres per hour, with gusts of up to 120kph.
      "The conditions will cause sea levels to be significantly higher than indicated on the tide tables today," BoM said.
      "Sea levels along the parts of Spencer Gulf and Gulf of Saint Vincent coastlines are likely to be about one metre higher than the highest tide of the year."
      The bureau said sea levels were expected to reach between 4.3 and 3.8 metres at Outer Harbor in Adelaide's south, which "could cause sea water flooding of low lying areas".
      Tens of thousands of properties across South Australia are without power due to ongoing outages.

      GALLERY: Severe weather lashes South Australia

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      We ended up on a steepish drive with brooms and shovels trying to keep drainage from blocking
      Rainwater ran through the stone retaining walls in a torrent
      In the finish we were like 3 drowned rats and stood laughing
      told my son he should have mowed the lawn before the deluge and have a bog garden lol



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