*UPDATE - 03/10/16 (2:04pm) - The South Australian Government has a 'Extreme Weather Events' webpage that features information that can help, such as current weather warnings and Emergency Relief Grants that are available to people impacted by the storms:
UPDATE - 29/09/16 (1:38pm) - AGL is working with industry bodies to restore power supply to its customers South Australia. We are in contact with our local community partners on how we can provide help. Customers in financial hardship should call us on 131 245 to discuss support available. If you are on life support or at risk of a medical emergency should we suggest you call 000 or go to their nearest hospital.
AGL Energy Limited (AGL) has activated its emergency recovery process for customers affected by major storms in South Australia.
The process involves the deployment of a specialist customer service team to assist storm victims who have been affected. AGL can help customers get access to community services, arrange for meters to be reconnected at no cost and provide financial hardship assistance.
Affected customers should call AGL on 131 245 and indicate they are affected by the SA storms. AGL also is suspending bill collection activity in South Australia while we evaluate the impact.
AGL’s Torrens Island Power Station is progressively being brought back into the electricity network under the coordination of the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO).
At approximately 8.30pm (Adelaide time) the first unit (120 MW) of AGL Torrens returned to service. It is anticipated that the other six available units will return to service over the course of the next two to sixteen hours. The other unit is out for planned maintenance and is not available for return to service.
AGL’s wind farms also are on standby to generate, subject to network availability.
First, try to see if your property is the only one affected. If your neighbours are also affected, please phone the appropriate number listed on the Emergencies and Outages page anytime, day or night. You’ll also find these details on your AGL bill.
If you find that your property is the only one affected, start by checking the mains switch in your fuse box. If you discover a single appliance has been affected, check that it’s been properly assembled and connected. A good way to do this is by plugging a hair dryer or table lamp into the power point to see if there’s any electricity coming through.
If you ever have an electrical fault in your house or with an appliances, please contact a licensed electrician to fix it. Never try to do it yourself.