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Power and Water crews are attending to individual service connections in Darwin and greater Darwin areas following Tropical Cyclone Marcus.
Staying well away from the line crews, we took some stolen shots of the restoration work they were doing in Alawa this morning. You can see the extent of damage done by Cyclone Marcus – to the network, trees, cars and everything else in its path when it hit last weekend.
If you rely on bores for your water supply, here are some helpful information while we continue to restore power to areas affected by Cyclone Marcus.
Our priority is safety – safety of people – our crews and the public – please do not perform DIY electrical repairs.Engage a licensed electrician to do the work instead.
Our crews will continue to assess damage and will progressively restore power as soon as possible. We would like to advice our customers that the extent of the damage means it could potentially take several days to fully restore services to some areas.
Power and Water has received over 400 reports of fallen powerlines.
Following advice from Power and Water, the Department of Health has issued a precautionary advice for drinking water for the Darwin and the greater Darwin region, including Palmerston. This is due to a disruption in the water supply as a consequence of Tropical Cyclone Marcus.
Cyclone Marcus is in full force with damaging wind gusts causing extensive disruptions to power supply across Darwin and the surrounding rural areas.
There appears to be a scam operation in the Northern Territory where our customers are being phoned and advised they’ve overpaid their water bills and are then being asked for their credit card details.
With flood waters starting to slowly recede in Daly River, Power and Water crews are assessing the area with a view to reconnecting power as soon as it is safe to do so.
Disruption to water supply means water must be boiled until water is tested and declared safe.
This evening, 29 January, the Darwin River Dam reached capacity and has started to spill.
With current and expected rainfall, it is likely that Darwin River Dam may spill in the next 24 hours.
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