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Sunday, November 1, 2020
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Five years on from April 2015 superstorm

This month marks the five-year anniversary of the superstorm that battered the Hunter.

From 20 to 22 April 2015, a powerful East Coast low-pressure system hit the region, causing widespread devastation.

Winds of more than 130 kilometres were recorded and parts of the region measured hourly rainfall rates of up to 150 millimetres.

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Houses were washed away in Dungog, while large parts of the Hunter including, Maitland, Newcastle and Lake Macquarie experienced power outages and severe damage.

The superstorm caused more than $800 million worth of damage, and 22 local government areas were declared natural disaster zones.

Four people tragically died, while more than 100,000 animals were also lost.

Video credit: NitroBusa Films/YouTube.
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