Wednesday, October 21, 2020
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Power restored to hundreds of homes a day after wild Sydney storms – 9News

By Staff , in Wind Power , at September 26, 2020

Emergency services have spent the day cleaning up after destructive winds last night brought down trees and power lines across Sydney.

A remaining 800 homes across the city’s west has power restored late this evening Endeavour Energy confirmed on social media.

“Power is back to all customers interrupted by yesterday’s storm,” they said in a tweet, adding: “We would like to thank the customers who have waited patiently while we safely restored their power supply and are grateful for the support they have extended to our crews in the field.”

Power lines does in Western Sydney. September 26, 2020. (9News)

In a statement earlier this afternoon, they revealed the full extent of the outages.

“At the height of the storm, 19,500 homes and businesses were without power which caused 200 electrical hazards across many parts of Greater Western Sydney,” they said. 

Sydney’s west and south-western suburbs were hit particularly hard with Camden recording winds of up to 115km/h – some of the strongest for 15 years.

The SES has had over 500 calls for help.

Sydney’s west was worst hit in the record storm. (Nine)
Damage from the Sydney wild winds on Friday night. (Nine)

In Edmonton Park, a home collapsed and a roof was torn off its rafters and caught in power lines.

Sydney Airport recorded its strongest winds in three years with gusts of up to 100km/h which sent a shipping container flying.

A KFC in Hoxton Park had its giant advertising bucket torn apart by the winds, forcing NSW Fire and Rescue to attend to help.

“Firefighters found the bucket was disintegrating in the wind and large sharp panels were at risk of falling and blowing onto the road and footpath,” it said in a statement.

Crews also attended numerous other storm and wind related calls, including a large tree down on a car on Campbelltown Road in Bardia.

The the driver only suffered minor injuries .

A large tree down on a car on Campbelltown Road in Bardia. The occupant suffered minor injuries and crews worked to clear the roadway. (Fire and Rescue NSW)

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A tree also fell down in Warrimoo near the Blue Mountains causing significant traffic delays for the start of the school holidays.