Central Coast battered by storms
The Central Coast has been left reeling after once-in-a-decade storms battered the region over the past two days.
Winds of up to 135 kilometres per hour were recorded, while flash flooding caused traffic chaos and damaged many homes.
An estimated one-third of all homes and businesses on the Central Coast were left without power.
About 200,000 Ausgrid customers were without power in Sydney, the Central Coast and the Hunter at 9:30am, according to Ausgrid’s Facebook page.
Residents flocked to Erina Public Library to charge phones and devices.
At K-Mart in Erina Fair people stocked up on portable DVD players, batteries, candles and torches.
The worst of the weather appears to be over and the sun was shining over Gosford this morning.
Premier Mike Baird declared parts of the Central Coast and Hunter natural disaster areas and urged people to stay out of floodwaters.
According to Ausgrid, much of the Central Coast “will remain without power for days”