We haven't seen anything like it for years.
An entire regional city brought to a stand still as electricity supplies were disrupted due to severe weather.
Sadly it's not the first time an outage of this extreme has happened and it won't be the last.
For those lucky enough to have a back generator, it was business as usual
For others the shutters had to come down and the closed sign went up. Lots of people will be counting the cost of this inconvenience.
Albany and the South Coast was plunged into darkness.
Some went for up to 24 hours without power including Elizabeth from Kalgan who says a lack of electricity has brought big disruption to her household.