Up to 135,000 households are still without power six days after Storm Arwen ripped across Britain. A number of companies have reported that they will take until early next week to restore services.
Here is a breakdown of the scale of the chaos:
An estimated 133,844 homes and businesses were without power as of 7:30 a.m. on Sunday. Of these, over 90,000 were still without power on Sunday afternoon, most of them in northern and central England. That leaves nearly 88,000 people without electricity across the country.
On Saturday, White City Council in London issued a statement saying the demand for repairs was at a maximum, and that it had “moved from providing severe weather updates to providing general updates on the status of the storm and subsequent storms.”
Uttoxeter, a town in Shropshire, as reported by the BBC, said almost all the 13,935 homes in the town were without power as of 7:30 a.m.
Armed police guard some of the villages and streets still without power. ▶️ Isolated scenes of scattered looting in some areas of Shropshire as the aftermath of Storm Arwen begins to settle#weloveithere pic.twitter.com/skF2vB2MNb — Harry Wallop (@BBCHarryWallop) September 3, 2017
Just before 7:30 a.m. Sunday, a car was reported stolen in West Cumbria, with a powerful burst of wind behind it. The driver became stuck, and was discovered by passersby, Reuters reported. There were no other reported casualties.
“Parts of Cumbria have been particularly badly hit, with well over 2,000 homes still without power and many roads and railway lines closed by fallen trees and debris,” West Cumbria MP Jo Cox said in a statement.