SA Power Networks has sent a helicopter crew to the mid-north of South Australia to try to find a fault which has caused blackouts.
About 1,000 properties are without power at Pekina, Tarcowie and Jamestown, after storms swept through the region overnight.
Some properties near Leigh Creek in the far north also are without power.
Rain has been hampering efforts to restore the connection.
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14:43 EDT Tropical Cyclone Kate has only caused minor damage on Cocos Islands after passing to the north of the tiny community, more than 2,000 kilometres off the Western Australian coast.