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Sydney Storm: Tennis-ball sized hailstones, Three women hit by lightning

Protect Mother Earth People-Blogs 2017-02-18 - 16:45:05

"Three women have been hit by lightning in the New South Wales southern highlands as severe storms hit the state for a second day, with parts of Sydney and Wollongong hammered by large hailstones. Three severe thunderstorms swept the states east coast on Saturday afternoon, with the State Emergency Service (SES) receiving more than 650 calls for help. Sue Pritchard from the SES said one of the hardest-hit areas was north-west of Sydney. Those storm cells that have come through have impacted heavily around the Kellyville, Rouse Hill and Castle Hill area, she said. People took to social media to share photos of large hail, which damaged several cars and was described by one Twitter user as the biggest hail Ive ever seen. Three women, aged in their 60s, were sitting on a park bench at Corbett Gardens in Bowral when they were struck by a bolt of lightning. They have been taken to hospital, with one woman suffering serious burns to her body and the other two treated for shock. Subscribe for latest Update: Follow us on Twitter:"

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