Sunday, April 29, 2012

Winds Cause Power Cuts As Rain Lashes UK

Thousands of homes have been left without power in Wales as storms and extreme weather lash much of the UK.

Around 10,000 homes were left without power in south Wales and the West
Midlands, as well as 2,000 in the south west, electricity supplier Western Power said.

Flood warnings are in force as Britain is drenched in rain and battered by winds of up to 60mph.

The power cuts have been caused by strong winds blowing trees onto lines or debris hitting powerlines, a representative for Western Power said.

The company is working anywhere from four to 10 times its normal fault investigation rate.

The Met Office has issued a severe "yellow" weather warning for most of England and Wales.

An amber "be prepared" warning was also issued for Gloucestershire, Shropshire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire. Read More