Power back on af­ter freak storm

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - - News -

POWER has been re­stored to thou­sands of homes across Syd­ney and the Illawarra af­ter Fri­day’s thun­der­storms in­flicted wide­spread dam­age to more than 40,000 prop­er­ties.

Crews from En­deav­our En­ergy have worked around the clock over the week­end to get the net­work back up and run­ning af­ter the storm sparked al­most 400 elec­tri­cal haz­ards.

Prop­er­ties in North Par­ra­matta, Granville, Par­ra­matta, Baulkham Hills and Black­town were the last to get their power re­stored late yes­ter­day.

“We would like to thank all af­fected cus­tomers for their pa­tience and good­will over the past two days,” an En­deav­our En­ergy spokesman said.

Nine peo­ple needed to be res­cued as flash flood­ing in parts of Western Syd­ney turned in­ter­sec­tions into lakes.

Par­ra­matta was one of the hard­est-hit sub­urbs, with the ma­jor­ity of out­ages and calls to the SES com­ing from the area.

In to­tal there were about 1100 calls for help made to the SES.

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