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STORM BATTERS LOXTON NORTH
by Stephanie Gropler
Loxton North copped the brunt of a fierce
thunderstorm last Wednesday, which caused
damage to a number of homes and left many
The storm, which included hail, thunder and strong
wind gusts up to 70km/h, took the roof off one Loxton
North house and caused extensive damage to homes
and fruit blocks.
State Emergency Service local officer Danny Wood
said there were seven calls for assistance by local
“We had two crews out from Loxton SES. We also
had a Berri SES crew and a Barmera SES crew to help
as well, along with two MFS trucks from Loxton,”
Mr Wood said the storm passed through just after
2.30pm, with Anderson Road and Derrick Road the
“It was very localised and short-lived, which is
probably a good thing,” he said.
“The extent of the damage ranged from trees down,
but certainly the most extensive damage was a roof,
which was removed from a house along with some of
the ceiling area of a number of rooms,” he said.
“We also had a carport come down on a car.”
Northwesterly gusts up to 70km/h were recorded
in Loxton, while 2mm of rain was recorded.
Wind gusts of 50km/h were recorded in Renmark
on Wednesday, with hail recorded in Barmera and
Several homes were without power and SA Power
Network technicians were kept busy on Wednesday
afternoon to restore services.
A power pole on Anderson Road was significantly
damaged during the storm, laying flat on the ground,
along with power lines tangled in surrounding trees.
Loxton North resident Steve Hampel had a large gum
tree fall on his house during Wednesday’s storm.
He said he was “tipping vines down the block”
when he saw the storm rolling in.
“We came up to the house and put our cars in the
shed,” he said. “We had the gum tree come down and
a couple rows of vines too.
“The storm just came and it went.”
The roof of Steve Hampel’s family home at Loxton North was damaged when a gum
tree fell during Wednesday’s storm, denting iron sheets and ripping the corner of the
verandah and guttering off (as pictured right).
CLOCKWISE, FROM ABOVE: 1 – Brad Semmler took this photograph of the storm
system as it passed over his Loxton workplace. 2
SA Power Networks technicians
were kept busy as they tried to restore power to Loxton North Homes after the storm. 3
– David King took this photograph of SES volunteers working to remove a fallen tree at a
Derrick Road home. 4 – Anderson Road resident Sarah Kruschel said she came home on
Wednesday to find her daughter’s cubby stripped off the roof, two walls and floorboards,
while it had shifted “a good foot” in distance.
This tree narrowly missed landing on Donald Neale’s caravan, knocking down
his verandah and crashing to a halt near his bedroom window.
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