Bushfires and Power Outages Strike Victoria and Tasmania

POSTED ON January 25, 2019 BY

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Bad news for Victorians!

You’re right in the middle of a power outage.

It’s expected that over 60,000 people are going to affect by these blackouts, as well as some traffic lights as well.

Make sure you’ve got lots of water stocked up to survive the hot weather.

This blackout was caused by AEMO who ordered load shedding, shutting down the power stations.

The heat has resulted in a massive surge in demand, and they just don’t have the supply to meet it.

You can find out more on the Ausnet services website.

Regions Affected

As far as we know at this time, the following regions will be affected over the course of the  outage:

This is due to AEMO’s policy of rotating brown outs.

  • Epping
  • Mill Park
  • Lysterfield
  • Rowville
  • Clyde
  • Cranbourne East
  • Southbank
  • Armadale
  • Toorak
  • Camberwell
  • Fairfield
  • Northcote
  • Caulfield
  • Elwood
  • Beaumaris
  • Bulleen
  • Burwood
  • Riversdale
  • Bentleigh
  • Heathdale
  • Balaclava
  • Malvern
  • Balwyn
  • Surrey Hills
  • Essendon
  • Essendon North
  • Strathmore
  • Glenroy
  • Oak Park
  • Kalkallo
  • Broadmeadows
  • West Footscray
  • Fairfield
  • Ivanhoe
  • Alphington
  • Airport West
  • East Keilor
  • Niddrie
  • Ascot Vale
  • Moonee Pond
  • Camperdown
  • Weerite
  • Yarrawonga
  • Bundalong
  • Castlemaine
  • Muckleford
  • Lara
  • Corio
  • Norlane
  • Herne Hill
  • Hamlyn Heights
  • Balmoral
  • Haven
  • Woolsthorpe
  • Grassmere
  • Mailers Flat

3:04 pm AEDT, 25/01/19: AEMO to progressively return all customers power now that the worst has passed.

3:15 pm AEDT, 25/01/19: The Smart Energy Council has tweeted: “This emergency blackout action was driven predominately by the failure of generators at EnergyAustralia’s Yallourn power station and AGL’s Loy Yang A power station, both in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley.”

4:07 pm AEDT, 25/01/19: Tasmania extends total fire ban over the Australia day weekend.

4:18 pm AEDT, 25/01/19: Bushfires rage in Victoria, especially in Timburra. State emergency services commissioner, Andrew Crisp “The fire is a dangerous fire,” Crisp says. “We’ve had to move firefighters out of that particular area until things settle down.”

 

Meanwhile in Tasmania

56 bushfires are running rampant, destroying foliage and homes across the state.

The blaze isn’t being helped by 90 km/h winds spreading the flames across 71,000 hectares of land.

At least two homes are suspected to have been destroyed, with more expected to be in danger.

People have fled their homes for safer pastures, fearing for their lives.

Over 500 firefighters are currently working to combat the blaze, however, as of now there seems to be no end in sight to the blaze.

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