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Online howham  
#141 Posted : 27 November 2021 23:02:04(UTC)
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Power just back on here after going off at 5.45pm yesterday...nearly 29 hours! Not fun with a toddler.

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#142 Posted : 28 November 2021 02:14:22(UTC)
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Seems like power outages are a problem locally in Cheshire's rural villages and there was a set of rural traffic lights out today whilst driving. With a south facing home, it meant the garden was sheltered from the wind but the front of the house was being battered.

An interesting storm and one we were probably well overdue.

Winter 21/22 in Nantwich

Days Snow Falling: 3

Days Snow Lying: 1

Deepest Snowfall: 28th November (3cm)

Latest Snowfall: 31st March

Winter 20/21 in Solihull

Days Snow Falling: 21

Days Snow Lying: 8

Deepest Snowfall: 24th January (9cm)

Latest Snowfall: 12th April

Winter 19/20 in Stoke

Days Snow Falling: 5

Days Snow Lying: 2

Deepest Snowfall: 10th Feb (5cm)

Winter 18/19 in Stoke

Days Snow Falling: 6

Days Snow Lying: 6

Deepest Snowfall: 29th Jan (3cm)

Winter 17/18 in Stoke

Days Snow Falling: 27

Days Snow Lying: 24

Deepest Snowfall: 18th March 2018 (10cm)

Offline CreweCold  
#143 Posted : 28 November 2021 03:58:41(UTC)
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The biggest continuous 'roar' I've heard since Feb 2014 here. Was a wild night with trees felled around the area, fences blown down, roof tiles smashed on the pavements and bits of mortar fallen from houses. Also a sign had been uprooted on a roundabout in town. 

Power went out briefly about 3am.

No idea what peak gusts were but I'd imagine 65-70mph to cause some of the damage seen.

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#144 Posted : 28 November 2021 09:23:15(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: howham Go to Quoted Post
Power just back on here after going off at 5.45pm yesterday...nearly 29 hours! Not fun with a toddler.


Ouch. Glad it’s back now.

 

Places like Huntly and Torphins have no water as a result of the storm, and many many other places around the NE are still without electricity. Barely a mention in the media though. 

The number of trees and power lines down is remarkable.

 

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#145 Posted : 28 November 2021 09:41:40(UTC)
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Driving through the Peak forest last night and they are still without power. No mobile signal either as the local phone mast has exhausted its backup battery I presume.

Hope they are ok as it was bitterly cold their last night. A very notable storm for sure.

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#146 Posted : 28 November 2021 17:47:11(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: howham Go to Quoted Post
Power just back on here after going off at 5.45pm yesterday...nearly 29 hours! Not fun with a toddler.


Lucky you, we got to about 38hrs I think, thankfully didn't need to slum it under torchlight for a 3rd night. Mobile networks are still down though, which must be making the repair coordination a nightmare.

I see lots of outages still in the ne in particular, so a fair few are going to be into 3 or 4 days without power and some sse ops will be getting towards similar without a decent break or sleep.

For here, it is one of the most prolonged storms I've felt in many years, as others have said, the 4 or 5hr duration of peak winds was a significant characteristic.

Hundreds of trees down around here and plenty issues with powerlines, which I'm sure will take weeks to fully repair.

Oh and a wee bit snow to top it off.

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#147 Posted : 28 November 2021 17:52:47(UTC)
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Seemingly all Aberdeenshire schools are closed for the next two days as a result of ongoing power outages etc.
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#148 Posted : 28 November 2021 19:08:26(UTC)
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I think COVID news is masking the fact that thousands in several different regions are without power for a 3rd night in a cold spell! Imagine if that was happening in London!
Jerry

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#149 Posted : 28 November 2021 19:12:16(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Crepuscular Ray Go to Quoted Post
I think COVID news is masking the fact that thousands in several different regions are without power for a 3rd night in a cold spell! Imagine if that was happening in London!

Yes, it looks like it. Some towns and villages In the NE Scotland have been told that the aim is to have their power restored by 10pm tomorrow or in some cases midday on Tuesday.

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#150 Posted : 28 November 2021 19:43:52(UTC)
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Ours went back off for over 2 hours this afternoon...

Additionally some people are without water.  

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#151 Posted : 28 November 2021 20:19:44(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Crepuscular Ray Go to Quoted Post
I think COVID news is masking the fact that thousands in several different regions are without power for a 3rd night in a cold spell! Imagine if that was happening in London!

On the BBC website national news the severe weather situation report is tempered with "delight"

Snow brings disruption - and delight

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-59452499

You have to go to the regional pages to get closer the real picture

Storm Arwen: Thousands across England remain without power

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-59450984

 

Rob

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#152 Posted : 29 November 2021 04:11:18(UTC)
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Power just back on here in Aboyne after nearly 60 hours!

Pretty miserable with even our modern house like an icebox now, as snow has lain since Friday night.

Life just ground to a halt - no mobile phones nor landlines, no heating - nothing. Local shops including the Co-op supermarket were closed so no way to top up dwindling food supplies - we are sick of cold sandwiches! And of course all the food in the freezer has defrosted and will have to be discarded.

At least I could keep the beers cold out the back door in the snow....

Keith

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#153 Posted : 30 November 2021 06:23:30(UTC)
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Offline Bagfish  
#154 Posted : 30 November 2021 22:35:46(UTC)
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Power went off again in many places around Kendal in South Lakes this afternoon and is not expected to be back until 4pm Thursday. It looks like there has been a major failure somewhere. Some people only had their power restored yesterday evening. Its getting really serious and possibly life threatening for so many people.

As Crepuscular Ray says, imagine if this was happening in London, COBRA would be meeting it would be headline news and the army would be brought in.

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Offline Gandalf The White  
#155 Posted : 30 November 2021 23:30:59(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Bagfish Go to Quoted Post
Power went off again in many places around Kendal in South Lakes this afternoon and is not expected to be back until 4pm Thursday. It looks like there has been a major failure somewhere. Some people only had their power restored yesterday evening. Its getting really serious and possibly life threatening for so many people.

As Crepuscular Ray says, imagine if this was happening in London, COBRA would be meeting it would be headline news and the army would be brought in.

Hi Kate

 

That’s not good. I hope you and your neighbours can cope.

There was a news item about people in Aberdeenshire being without power for, I think, 5 days now - but no mention of continuing issues elsewhere.

We had a power outage for 9 hours last Monday and that was a nightmare, with no heating and no means of making a hot drink. Apparently we’d been running off a stand-by generator because they had been replacing some power lines and it failed; twice.  But that was only 9 hours; I can’t imagine being without for days.

 

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#156 Posted : 01 December 2021 07:13:20(UTC)
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For comparison, in Oct 1987 after the Great Storm, in mid-Kent (only 50 miles from Westminster) we were without water for 2 days and without power for 4. But that was much more easily survivable because it was mild - it must be really grim with temps below freezing. I don't remember COBRA meetings but of course we couldn't receive TV and radio, battery-operated systems being much less common then. 

Moral is that even UK weather can be violent and with a widespread emergency like Arwen and the Great Storm, you need to count on being self-sufficient for 4 or 5 days. There's just too much to do for instant restoration of services to everyone.

(incidentally, we also had a tree on top of the house, both my wrists in plaster after M/C accident, and Rhoda with an eyepatch after an operation - things go in threes, they say)

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#157 Posted : 01 December 2021 07:45:41(UTC)
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I grew up in West Sussex and was 8 in 1987 and after the Hurricane we didn't have power for a week. As an 8 year old boy it was quite exciting but I remember my parents being thoroughly pi#sed off by the end. 

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Offline Bagfish  
#158 Posted : 03 December 2021 21:28:31(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Gandalf The White Go to Quoted Post

 

Hi Kate

 

That’s not good. I hope you and your neighbours can cope.

There was a news item about people in Aberdeenshire being without power for, I think, 5 days now - but no mention of continuing issues elsewhere.

We had a power outage for 9 hours last Monday and that was a nightmare, with no heating and no means of making a hot drink. Apparently we’d been running off a stand-by generator because they had been replacing some power lines and it failed; twice.  But that was only 9 hours; I can’t imagine being without for days.

 

 

Friends of mine near Kendal are still without power for the 8th night. They are pretty self sufficient and have a generator and solar panels, but the genny won't run the cooker or the air source heat pump, so they are getting pretty desperate. They have three small sons at home too as the primary school is shut because it also has no power.

 

Meanwhile we have had intermittent power cuts and surges which appears to have b*ggered our air source heat pump. So the house is absolutely freezing. 

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Offline Gandalf The White  
#159 Posted : 03 December 2021 21:46:34(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Bagfish Go to Quoted Post

 

 

Friends of mine near Kendal are still without power for the 8th night. They are pretty self sufficient and have a generator and solar panels, but the genny won't run the cooker or the air source heat pump, so they are getting pretty desperate. They have three small sons at home too as the primary school is shut because it also has no power.

 

Meanwhile we have had intermittent power cuts and surges which appears to have b*ggered our air source heat pump. So the house is absolutely freezing. 

That’s dreadful.  I hope you can get it fixed quickly - and then make a claim on the power company.  I know it’s difficult for them when masses of poles and lines are down but an unreliable power supply is woeful.  As for a week without any power; that is beyond awful.

 

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#160 Posted : 03 December 2021 22:09:39(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Gandalf The White Go to Quoted Post

 

That’s dreadful.  I hope you can get it fixed quickly - and then make a claim on the power company.  I know it’s difficult for them when masses of poles and lines are down but an unreliable power supply is woeful.  As for a week without any power; that is beyond awful.

 

There was a report on LBC this morning saying they hope to reconnect everyone by Christmas. I was astonished TBH.

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