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Power cut to thousands in SA amid storms

AAP logoAAP 8/09/2016 Tim Dornin

Power has been cut to thousands of South Australian properties as severe thunderstorms moved across the state.

The storms swept through Adelaide on Thursday afternoon bringing thousands of lightning strikes.

One reportedly hit a woman's car. She was taken to hospital in a stable condition after complaining of tingling.

The Bureau of Meteorology said almost 28mm of rain was dumped on the CBD while suburban Burnside had 41mm.

In the Adelaide Hills, Mt Lofty had 37mm and Mt Gambier, in the southeast, 42mm.

At the height of the storms power was cut to about 10,000 properties, with most of those on the Eyre Peninsula.

About 1000 properties in the Adelaide Hills also lost their electricity supplies.

The State Emergency Service said it responded to almost 150 calls for assistance once the storms hit and at the Royal Adelaide Show, operators were forced to shut down some rides as the worst of the weather passed through.

There were no reports of serious flooding, with the bureau expecting conditions to moderate overnight and into Friday.

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