Tree fallen due to extreme weather

More than 1,000 people were left without power on 5 April after a substation in the Sydney CBD was flooded.

Heavy rainfalls caused the flash flood that impacted the substation on Goulburn and Pitt Streets. 

The power outage began at approximately 4am on Friday with power restored that afternoon, Ausgrid said. 

Ausgrid crews worked to pump water out of the flooded substation and restore power.

New South Wales Premier, Chris Minns, said it was important for New South Wales residents to listen to updates amid severe weather warnings, especially those living in at-risk communities.

“It’s vitally important that you don’t take unnecessary risks, particularly driving through floodwaters,” Mr Minns said.

Ausgrid issued a statement regarding flooding throughout the state and said its crews were working to restore power to 400 customers and attend to 60 reported hazards.

“We are continuing to focus on reconnecting any individual properties still without power across the network. The torrential rain on Friday and Saturday saw around 46,000 customers experiencing an interruption over the period,” Ausgrid said.

Featured image: A fallen tree as a result of flash floods. Courtesy of Ausgrid.

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1 Comment
  1. Matthew Ellis 1 month ago

    So tell again how good Emergency Management in NSW is? This is a massive failure on the energy suppliers and governments part. We knew 17 years ago that we were expecting an increase in brown outs and blackout and that climate change will impact infrastructure.

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