The cleanup will continue in Katherine today after last night’s wild storm.
Electrical power has been restored to most areas of town although many individual homes are still out.
Emergency services swung into action last evening and many worked through the night to clean up fallen trees and restore power.
Power and Water dispatched crews from Darwin to help and most power was restored by 3.30am.
“We do know that many individual homes sustained damage to their service connection lines that will still need to be fixed,” a Power and Water spokeswoman said this morning.
There was widespread storm damage to power infrastructure overnight.
Areas of Uralla and Cossack experienced the longest duration without power in the Katherine region due to lightning damage and powerlines coming down, both of which required significant repair work, the spokeswoman said.
Cossack was without power for six hours and 39 minutes.
Crews worked throughout the night with power restored to most areas by 3.47am.
Low voltage powerlines are still down in Holtze Crescent, affecting around 20 homes.
Crews are working on repairs.
There are also numerous reports of individual homes without power due to damaged service line connections: https://www.powerwater.com.au/safety_and_emergencies/cyclones,_storms_and_floods/getting_reconnected/electricity_service_line_on_your_property
Crews have been dispatched from Darwin to assist with restoration to all customers.
The storm then moved north and through Darwin where it also caused widespread damage and power outages.
Police were out helping motorists navigate the fallen debris and Katherine Town Council crews were also working to remove fallen trees.
Most rain totals to hand range from 10-16mm for Katherine for the storm.
More rain is tipped in the coming days.
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