(Photo: Australia Bureau of Meteorology)
A massive stormâ€”possibly the biggest in over 50 yearsâ€”swept through South Australia on Wednesday, with lightning striking the country over 21,000 times and knocking out power to 1.7 million.
The storm had been predicted, but on Wednesday many of authorities' worst fears were confirmed. Wind gusts alone were reported at up to 75 miles per hour, though more impressive was the hail, which pelted some areas mercilessly.
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South Australia, a state with a population of about 1.7 million, was hit by a massive storm system on Wednesday. The entire region went without power for much of the day as a result. Read more...
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Severe storms on Wednesday knocked out power to the state of South Australia, home to 1.7 million people, energy authorities said.