THERE’S NO POWER IN ADELAIDE! NO ELECTRICITY! NO LIGHT! AND THE SUN IS SETTING!
Admittedly, if you’re in Adelaide, you should probably be using your precious phone battery to read something else. Go. Go and read some tweets from authorities!
— SA Police News (@SAPoliceNews) September 28, 2016
If you need shelter from the storm in Adelaide tonight, call the Homelessness Gateway on 1800 003 308 for assistance #AdelaideStorm
— StJohnsYouthServices (@SJYSAdelaide) September 28, 2016
— Mick Abbott (@Umpschumps) September 28, 2016
If you’re one of the lucky Australian angels who have been spared from the wrath of the #AdelaideStorm, then please keep reading. You’ve got enough electricity to recharge your phone any time you want to.
The actual Adelaide shitstorm has caused blackouts across the state, although SA Power has officially listed power outages at 20,000 homes.
No upstream supply from the transmission network. State currently w/out power. Do not report outages. We will provide updates when avail.
— SA Power Networks (@SAPowerNetworks) September 28, 2016
Many buildings are relying on generators, but homes are without power.
— Rory McClaren (@RoryMcClaren9) September 28, 2016
The Bureau of Meteorology has issued multiple warnings for areas across South Australia:
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce destructive wind gusts to 140 km/h, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Whyalla, Clare, Maitland, Hawker and Leigh Creek.
Severe thunderstorms with heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and damaging wind gusts of 90-100 km/h are expected in the Adelaide Metropolitan and Mount Lofty Ranges districts. Large hailstones are not expected in these districts.
The warning areas they’ve identifies cover pretty much all of SA, so we’ll just add in the general safety advice of the State Emergency Services:
The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
— Kate Freebairn (@katefreebairn) September 28, 2016
Anyone know when the power's coming back on?
Asking for a friend. I'm absolutely not sitting at a petrol station on empty.#AdelaideStorm
— Hilltop Hoods (@hilltophoods) September 28, 2016
— Ten News Adelaide (@TenNewsADEL) September 28, 2016
For those outside of South Australia – 1.677 million people live here. That's a whopping 1.677 million people WITHOUT POWER. #AdelaideStorm
— Madeleine Dunne (@MadeleineDunne) September 28, 2016
— Jones the Writer (@jones_writer) September 28, 2016
— David Packer (@mrdavidpacker) September 28, 2016