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Wind damage warning as severe weather hits


Emergency services are warning of the risk of falling trees as strong winds and rain again lash the state.

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The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting another windy period across the State during Tuesday and Wednesday, with damaging winds possible again. Gusty showers, isolated thunderstorms and small hail are also expected for more southern parts of SA.

Winds are expected to reach 55km/h in Adelaide from late morning today with up to 8mm of rain expected. The strong winds and rain is expected to continue into Wednesday before clearing up on Thursday and Friday.

SES Chief of Staff Graeme Wynwood is urging South Australians to prepare their properties be aware of the danger of falling trees today ahead of the forecast conditions.

“After the severe weather over the weekend, take the opportunity today to clean up around your house and fix any damage to your property to keep yourself and your property safe,” he said.

“Loose items around your property, such as trampolines and outdoor furniture, can become airborne in these windy conditions, so make sure to secure and put them away to prevent damage to your property or your neighbour’s property.”

Between Friday and noon yesterday, the SES responded to more than 850 requests for help, including 550 call outs for trees down.

“With the combination of the rain over the weekend and the windy conditions forecast, we can expect more trees down. Take steps to stay safe, such as parking cars undercover and well away from trees,” Wynwood said.

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