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Freak Storm Smashes Cowra

Written by: The Cowra Phoenix

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IMAGE: A tree that was uprooted during Sunday evening’s storm on Karinya Street, Cowra.

A freak storm hit Cowra on Sunday evening, causing some damage and calls for help, according to the Cowra SES Unit. The storm hit around 8:40pm last Sunday, and although it only delivered 0.6mm of rain, wind gusts of over 50km/h were recorded, bringing down trees and power lines in the process.

Whilst no major power outages were reported in the Cowra township, there were reports of lengthy losses of power in Holmwood and Woodstock, with power being restored in the early hours of Monday morning.

According to the Cowra SES Unit’s Facebook page, it received 16 calls for help on Sunday night.

“A lot of these are trees down on roads and some of them have brought down power lines. We remind people to stay clear of any power lines that may down on roads or in yards as the lines may still be ‘live’,” its Facebook post said.

SES and Council crews worked through the evening to clear fallen trees for residents that had called for assistance.

The storm ended at around 9:10pm on Sunday in Cowra and cleared to calm, hot and sunny conditions on Monday.

The peak of the current La Nina weather phenomenon affecting eastern Australia has been declared over.

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