UKPN restores power to 130,000 homes

UK Power Networks (UKPN) engineers have restored power to more than 130,000 properties in the East of England today, after 70mph winds damaged trees and overhead power lines. The regional distributor says it has additional engineers working to restore remaining power outages as quickly and safely as possible. Currently there are still around 2,100 Cambridgeshire […]

ET recharges his UFO EV!

Forget charging your electric car – imagine having to charge your spaceship. A gang of alien UFOs have reportedly been sighted doing exactly that – by swooping in and around a giant thunderstorm above Sydney, Australia. Alien enthusiast UFO Today posted the footage to his YouTube channel – it was originally filmed by someone else […]

Storm Caroline ’causes outages across north Scotland’

Storm Caroline has reportedly forced more than 50 schools across the north of Scotland to close and left around 2,500 homes without power. That’s according to local media reports, which suggest violent winds and rain have damaged electricity infrastructure across the region. Power cuts around Aboyne forced a primary school to delay its opening this […]

Storm sparks flood warning for coastal communities

Coastal villages in the north-west and south-west of England and Wales should brace themselves after the Environment Agency issued severe flood warnings today. The body said it expects a combination of strong winds with high tides and large waves from the early hours of tomorrow. Areas particularly at risk include the Isles of Scilly, the […]

Compensation nearly tripled for Christmas power cut

Power has been restored to “all but four” homes in the South and South East of England following the turbulent storm last Monday, according to UK Power Networks. As a “goodwill gesture” the firm said it will nearly triple the compensation payments for being without power for 48-60 hours. Instead of the industry standard of […]

St Jude to cost UK Power Networks £1.1m in compensation

The electricity distribution firm UK Power Networks is expected to pay out more than £1.1 million in compensation after thousands of its customers were left without power for days in the aftermath of the St Jude storm, it has been calculated. As a “gesture of good will” customers who spent more than 48 hours with […]

91% of homes have power restored after major storm

Most of the more than half a million homes left without power following yesterday’s St Jude storm now have their electricity back. Electricity distribution firm UK Power Networks said it has restored power supplies to 91% of its 620,000 customers. According to the company 48,000 properties in the East and 9,600 in the South East are […]

Thousands without power in "major" St Jude storm

Thousands of people are without power across the UK and road and rail routes have been disrupted in the face of “major” Atlantic storm St Jude. High winds overnight caused “extensive damage” to power lines across the East of England and South East, interrupting electricity supplies to about 40,000 customers, said UK Power Networks. As […]

Thousands in Quebec still without power after violent storm

Nearly 17,000 households and businesses in the Canadian province of Quebec (pictured) are still without power as a result of a violent storm last Friday, according to reports. Energy firm Hydro-Quebec said it has restored service to close to 96% of its customers following severe thunderstorms that swept through southern Quebec – in east-central Canada […]

Northeast US hit by power cuts

A massive storm in the US is believed to have left around 500,000 homes without electricity over the weekend. Reports claim snow level was up to three feet (0.9m) in some parts of the US and a state of emergency was declared in five states. Hundreds of thousands of homes in the northeast lost power, […]