July 17 2018
The winds rose around town at around 4pm with gusts reaching 70km/h and by 4:19pm it was lights out for 1153 power customers.
After news was posted, our FB page was swamped with comments as word of developments was passed around.
Power was restored to all but 350 customers by around 5:19pm and the remaining 350 waited patiently for their power to return.
By around 5:50pm the Essential Energy power map gave an ETA of power restoration of 6pm.
At 6pm the remaining 350 started to get their power back on and life started to return to normal, right in time for everyone to enjoy dinner.