Sydney hit by violent storm

EPA-EFE/STEVEN SAPHORE

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Photos of the aftermath of a storm that hit North Bondi, Sydney, Australia, 19 February 2020.

A man is dead, thousands of people are without power and transport services are disrupted on Wednesday morning after thunderstorms wreaked havoc across Sydney and coastal regions, just weeks after record downpours caused major flooding.

Damaging winds of about 110km/h hit North Head, with other areas also blasted by gusts over 100km/h on Tuesday night.

Storm aftermath in Sydney
View of a vehicles crushed by a fallen tree after a storm in North Bondi, Sydney, Australia.

Endeavour Energy said electricity cuts were affecting 24,000 of its customers after power lines were brought down in north-west Sydney and the Hawkesbury region on Tuesday night, with 270 electrical hazards needing repairs.

Ausgrid said its power network had been damaged by the intense lightning storm in Sydney, with 72,000 properties left without electricity.

Storm aftermath in Sydney
Council workers clear a tree that fell and crushed multiple vehicles after a storm in North Bondi, Sydney, Australia.

 

 

Photos: EPA-EFE/STEVEN SAPHORE

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