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Giving a hand to helping hands: GME supports South Australia emergency services after damaging freak storms.

On September 29th, South Australia was pummeled with super cell thunderstorms that brought down the entire power network overnight. The storm started on the same night as marine electronics manufacturer, GME, planned to launch their new UHF radio, XRS Connect, in Adelaide. The power went out just before the start of the event.

The intense lower pressure system brought destructive winds of up to 140 km/h, storm surges and high waves. The State Emergency Service responded to more than 450 calls for help on just day one of the storms that carried on for days. The South Australian State Emergency Services and the SA County Fire which were heavily relied during the storm and in the clean-up. So to in turn help them out, GME has committed to donating $10,000 to support their ongoing work of keeping people and property safe, www.gme.net.au

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Title Annotation:INDUSTRY HUB
Publication:Offshore Yachting
Date:Dec 1, 2016
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