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Deadly Storm Arwen dubbed worst UK storm in decades

Storm Arwen may have moved on but the Storm sadly left 3 people killed, 1000’s of downed trees, Damage to property and over 250,000 without power.

Home owners and Insurance companies will be counting the cost following the storm which the Met Office had issued a rare Red Warning for.

Dangerously-strong winds from Storm Arwen led to massive power cuts across portions of the United Kingdom, And while power was restored to over 217,000 by Monday, tens of thousands of customers still remained in the dark as of Monday night, amid what some officials call the worst storm impacts in decades.

According to the BBC, a spokesperson with the Northern Powergrid said custom support vehicles were out delivering hot water, drinks and phone charging stations to impacted customers. Rod Gardner, the company’s major incident manager, told the news outlet that “extensive damage” had been dealt to a large section of the power lines in the area of West Yorkshire.“

The impact from Storm Arwen has been one of the worst we’ve experienced in the last 20 years,” he said.

“Storm Arwen has brought some of the most severe and challenging weather we have experienced in recent years, resulting in significant disruption across the north of Scotland,” Mark Rough, director of customer operations at the Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks, said on Friday night.

Along with the winds many across the UK saw significant snowfalls with one group of pubgoers stranded for days at Englands highest pub.

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