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to think UK Power Networks should be doing better than this.

(16 Posts)
HelenaDove Sun 12-Jun-16 19:49:16

Especially after swearing blind that lessons will be learned after the events of Christmas and winter of 2013/14

HelenaDove Sun 12-Jun-16 19:53:14

HelenaDove Wed 09-Nov-16 23:27:53

Utter incompetence.

EddieStobbart Thu 10-Nov-16 00:51:33

I clicked on this thread thinking it was another one about Eton.

it does sound a mess.

HelenaDove Thu 10-Nov-16 01:11:42

I thought you meant EON for a minute and that your phone corrected it THEN i got it.

HelenaDove Sat 19-Nov-16 19:46:11

In light of the news about Storm Angus.................bump.

HelenaDove Sat 19-Nov-16 19:47:07

Wonder how that elderly couple are going to cope tonight with a damaged roof.

HelenaDove Tue 06-Jun-17 13:34:34

Well we have just had our fourth power cut this year and when i rang these i was put on hold and hung up on.

Its not gale force winds and there have been no weather warnings issued.

twocockers Tue 06-Jun-17 13:44:03

Err did you miss the rain last night and the ongoing high winds??

There are currently loads of places without power and they have to be dealt with by the highest number of homes first. UKPN are working very hard believe it or not!!

MumIsRunningAMarathon Tue 06-Jun-17 13:51:01

Power cuts are a part of life! We should all be able to cope in the event of power failure

You don't get warnings or letters

Weather was vile here this morning

OhYouBadBadKitten Tue 06-Jun-17 13:55:45

We've had a few trees down locally, including s serious accident. The problem is that the trees are in full leaf at the moment.

met office wind warnings gusting 50/60mph. That is gale force. The strength of the wind has caught people, including myself, out.

MumIsRunningAMarathon Tue 06-Jun-17 14:12:33

What would you do differently had you been aware the winds were coming though?

HelenaDove Tue 06-Jun-17 14:17:21

Well there were no weather warnings here as of last night.

Power cuts might be part of life but its been happening far too often in some areas (see links) its not the 1970s.

OhYouBadBadKitten Tue 06-Jun-17 14:21:24

As I say, the wind has been stronger than forecast.

I agree that power cuts happen too often, we have a UPS and a power cut kit because of too frequent power cuts. However today's are a symptom of heavily leafed trees making contact with power lines. Ideally they would all be cut back, but there is an awful lot of power line length and companies cut corners.

HelenaDove Tue 06-Jun-17 14:28:30

"companies cut corners"

Exactly.........and its become far too normalised.

twocockers Tue 06-Jun-17 14:46:09

Buy a generator then - problem solved!!

As a PP said what do you expect them to do to avoid strong winds. It's financially impossible to trim every tree along every power line. To do so would massively increase everyone's bills.

And I don't know how you missed it was going to be wet and windy last night ...

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