I just wanted to post here that I am safe and sound at home on my day off today, but the whole state of South Australia experienced a total black out from just before 4 pm yesterday afternoon.
I was at work and we coped well with our black out plan with lanterns, a laptop and one computer that was connected to a printer. The doctors were able to undertake consultations and I was able to get results or history off the computer. We closed the Clinic early at 5 pm and cancelled the last few patients.
Whilst at home I had a sandwich and a glass of wine in bed in the warmth listening to a battery powered radio with updates until the power returned at Woodside just before 11 pm.
The wind and rain continued overnight and currently as I type this we have a little sunshine. The Onkaparinga River from Woodside, Oakbank, Balhannah and Verdun have flowed over bridges. Thanks to a friend Tracy on Facebook I have a photo of the River in full flood this just before 9 am at Woodside.