Lightning Tears Through Mildura Causing Major Blackouts and Leaving Trail of Destruction

StoryfulPublished: May 31, 20171 views
Published: May 31, 2017

More than 21,000 homes were without electricity in Mildura on November 11 after a lightning storm ripped through the region knocking out trees and power lines. According to an <a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-11/mildura-storm-causes-severe-damage-as-it-hits-victoria/8019480" target="_blank"><span class="caps">ABC</span> report</a>, emergency workers received more than 200 calls for help.

The storms hit the region about 7:45 pm, continued throughout the night and pelted the area with powerful winds, hail storms, and thunder. <a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-12/mildura-storm-mini-tornado-damages-buildings-power-outages/8019976" target="_blank">According to the <span class="caps">SES</span></a>, Mildura was one of the worst hit areas, with reports of a mini-tornado sweeping through the region and damaging buildings.

This video, taken by Mildura woman Alicia Oosting, shows the lightning crashing from her backyard. Oosting said her house was without power from 7:30 pm until about 1:30 am the next day.

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