More than 40,000 people are STILL without power in the aftermath of Hurricane Eunice as days of darkness lie ahead as massive cleanup efforts continue

MORE THAN 40,500 Britons are STILL without power today – thousands of days ahead in darkness after the killer Storm Eunice blasted the country with a 192 mph storm.

There are fears that some Britons could experience disruption until next WEEK as forecasters warn of strong winds over the weekend.


Storm Eunice brought down power lines in Hertfordshire.Credit: Andrew Stychinski
One Million Homes Have Been Left Without Power, And Thousands Are At Risk Of Total Shutdown Until Next Week, When More Storms Kick In.


One million homes have been left without power, and thousands are at risk of total shutdown until next week, when more storms kick in.1 credit
Thousands Of Houses Remain Without Electricity


Thousands of houses remain without electricityCredit: UK electrical networks.

In a message released last night, the Energy Networks Association said about 40,500 customers are still without power, while 95 percent of homes have been reconnected.

Some 27,500 customers are still in the dark in the south east of England, with 13,000 affected in East Anglia.

And some outages could last another 48 hours and possibly longer until next week in rural areas of the UK.

This happens when the mercury falls and wind and rain warnings are issued.

Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng warned that “there will be more disruptions.”

According to him, helicopters and generators were used to help people.

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Property in Essex was particularly hard hit, with 6,700 homes left without power on Saturday night.

But big cleanup efforts could be hampered as yellow wind and rain warnings are currently in place across the country.

The Met Office warned that this could interfere with infrastructure restoration work, leading to extended power outages.

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The squall will be followed by eight inches of snow, freezing ice and 80 mph storm winds.

On the night of Friday in some areas the temperature dropped to -1°C.

A new yellow warning for rain and wind is in effect across most of Scotland and all the way to England.

From Sunday to Monday, strong winds of 70 miles per hour will continue to blow in the southern parts of the country.

The warning also applies to south Wales, parts of the West Country and the entire south coast.

A rain warning has been issued between Carlisle and Bakewell in Derbyshire.

And on Monday, another yellow wind warning will be issued across England and the North West.

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At 15:00 Britain will finally be free of weather suffering.

The chaos on the roads will also continue, with National Rail warning of continued disruptions.

Thousands of trains were canceled on Friday, and railroad chiefs issued a general “do not ride” warning.

All flights to and from London Euston were halted. All services in Wales have also been canceled and Avanti West Coast and Chiltern Railways have suspended their routes.

Aviation analyst firm Cirium estimates that more than 400 flights were canceled just before the start of the six-month break.

Unfortunately, three Britons and an Irishman are known to have died during the storm.

A woman in her 30s who was a passenger in the car died in Haringey, London when a tree fell on the car.

The 30-year-old man who was driving was hospitalized. His injuries are not considered life-threatening.


In Hampshire, a man in his 20s was killed and a second man seriously injured when a 10-foot tree fell in the market town of Alton and was named Jack Bristow.

A man in his 50s died when debris broke through the windshield of a car in Merseyside.

And a man in his 60s died in County Wexford when he was crushed by a tree while clearing trash, named Billy Kinsella.

Elsewhere, three people were taken to hospital – one with serious injuries – after a tree fell on a car in Wiltshire, and two others were injured when a balcony collapsed in London.

Friday’s storms are said to be the worst ever recorded in England, according to the Met Office.

In the most affected region – the Isle of Wight – gusts of wind at a speed of 190 km / h were recorded.

The gusts there were even stronger than during the Great Storm of 1987, when 18 people died.

London was for the first time covered by a red ‘life-threatening’ weather warning.

In Croydon, striking footage shows pedestrians being knocked down.

Part of the O2’s roof was also torn off, and staff warned that the establishment could be closed for several months.

The London Fire Brigade announced a major incident after a surge of 999 calls, of which 550 were registered between 10:30 and 13:00, more than the usual 24-hour average.

There Are Two Yellow Wind Warnings And A Yellow Rain Warning In Effect Across The Uk On Sunday.


There are two yellow wind warnings and a yellow rain warning in effect across the UK on Sunday.1 credit
A Tree In Wadebridge, Cornwall Caught On Power Lines As It Fell.


A tree in Wadebridge, Cornwall caught on power lines as it fell.
Gloomier Weather Is On The Way, With Warnings In Effect Until Monday Afternoon.


Gloomier weather is on the way, with warnings in effect until Monday afternoon.1 credit
Railway Companies Warned That There Could Be Problems On The Rails On Saturday.


Railway companies warned that there could be problems on the rails on Saturday.Credit: Tom Bowles/Story Picture Agency

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