Holiday storm wreaks havoc

DAMAGE: Trees were uprooted along the Ceduna foreshore.
DAMAGE: Trees were uprooted along the Ceduna foreshore.

THE storms which plagued South Australia during 2016 continued through the Christmas period.

A number of Far West towns felt the brunt of yet another severe storm which left visible damage and both homes and businesses without power on Friday, December 23.

Ceduna and Thevenard both saw flash flooding, although the storm did not have as much of an effect at Streaky Bay.

A wind gust of 111 kilometres per hour was recorded at Ceduna during the storm.

Trees along the Ceduna foreshore were uprooted by the strong winds, leaving the area off limits into the new year as the trees are removed.

The Ceduna Racing Club also suffered damaged caused by falling trees, causing part of the stable wall to collapse.

It followed the devastating storms in late September which left some Eyre Peninsula regions without electricity for three days or more, the worst of a number of recent blackouts.