Wild weather triggers floodingMonday August 19, 2013 - 12:36 EST
Wild weekend weather has caused localised flooding across south-east South Australia.
The State Emergency Service (SES) says a large tree brought down powerlines at Kongorong when it crashed on to Hay Terrace early yesterday evening.
A car crashed into a fence in slippery conditions on Mount Gambier's Penola Road.
SES unit manager Simon Pohl says crews were also called to Pelican Point yesterday after reports two houses were filling with water.
"The natural watertable has risen out of the bores and is flooding a localised area around Rackett's Road," he said.
"We've sandbagged a couple of houses in conjunction with the CFS [Country Fire Service] and the CFS were just on dark clearing a drain to drain the water out."
More rain is forecast across the south-east today.
© ABC 2013
More breaking news
Tropical Cyclone Alfred has weakened to a tropical low as it begins to make landfall on the Gulf of Carpentaria's southern coast.
Some homes in the community of Borroloola on the Gulf of Carpentaria were evacuated with 74 residents sheltering elsewhere, as they waited for Cyclone Alfred to make landfall about sunrise on Tuesday.
WA's Kimberley is in the midst of one of its biggest wet seasons on record, causing headaches for emergency services, remote communities and cattle stations cut off by flooding, but it has not been all bad news for the region.