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LUCKY ESCAPE FOR WOMAN 82

Tree cuts house in halves July 2021 An elderly woman has made a lucky escape after a tree sliced her house in half, after two days of severe weather warnings across South Australia. Two SES crews were called to the house at Aldgate, in the Adelaide Hills, just after 11:00am on Thursday to rescue the 82-year-old woman who was trapped inside. According to the ABC, it took crews about half an hour to free her. The SA Ambulance Service said the woman was taken to nearby Mount Barker Hospital, with minor injuries. The massive tree crashed into the woman’s home in strong winds, destroying most of her house and carport, as well as damaging her car. Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Simon Timcke said parts of the Adelaide Hills recorded wind gusts of more than 90 kilometres per hour. “The windiest conditions were around the higher ground of the Mount Lofty ranges, with wind gusts of 93kph recorded at Mount Crawford just after 1:00pm,” Mr Timcke said. “The biggest gust at Mount Lofty was 69kph just after 9:00am.” The SES had responded to 60 callouts by late Thursday afternoon in the Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu Peninsula.
Greek Tribune Adelaide, South Australia
© 2021 Greek Community Tribune All Rights Reserved

LUCKY ESCAPE FOR WOMAN 82

Tree cuts house in halves July 2021 An elderly woman has made a lucky escape after a tree sliced her house in half, after two days of severe weather warnings across South Australia. Two SES crews were called to the house at Aldgate, in the Adelaide Hills, just after 11:00am on Thursday to rescue the 82-year-old woman who was trapped inside. According to the ABC, it took crews about half an hour to free her. The SA Ambulance Service said the woman was taken to nearby Mount Barker Hospital, with minor injuries. The massive tree crashed into the woman’s home in strong winds, destroying most of her house and carport, as well as damaging her car. Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Simon Timcke said parts of the Adelaide Hills recorded wind gusts of more than 90 kilometres per hour. “The windiest conditions were around the higher ground of the Mount Lofty ranges, with wind gusts of 93kph recorded at Mount Crawford just after 1:00pm,” Mr Timcke said. “The biggest gust at Mount Lofty was 69kph just after 9:00am.” The SES had responded to 60 callouts by late Thursday afternoon in the Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu Peninsula.
Greek Tribune
Adelaide, South Australia