Well still dark this morning, 30 hours without power and counting. (Ended up as 36+ hours!)
Dark night for Vic storm victims
Power firms in Victoria have worked through the night to restore power to thousands of customers.
More than 200,000 Victorians lost their electricity supply at the height of the storms.
Louisa Graham from TXU says crews will face some challenges when trying to connect around 2,000 households in the state’s east this morning.
“Repairing some of that really serious damage that was undertaken by the trees in yesterday’s storms and these major, major problems are really due to the heavy trees coming down and crashing through the power lines and damaging the power poles,” she said. …
We’ve just got power back after 36+ hours … the trees through the power lines down the road took out our service fuse, but not before it also killed;
1 x dial-in router
1 x central-heating unit
1 x DVD player
1 x washing machine
1 x surge supressor (!)
Luckily everything else seems to have survived.
SES crews work into night after storms
About 120 millimetres or five inches of rain was dumped on Melbourne in 24 hours.
It is the highest daily amount in more than 100 years.
Peter Cocks, from the Victorian SES, says crews still have a lot of work to do with more than 4,000 calls for help received.
“Certainly we’ll be busy right throughout the night just catching up on jobs,” Mr Cocks said.
Around 60 residents of a Eltham nursing home which was flooded have been moved to a nearby facility in Greensborough. …