The UK was hit with incredible force by gusts of winds reaching 75mph. The damages are great, from uprooted trees to having both Western Power Distribution and Scottish Power Energy Networks suffering power outages. Berkshire was heavily hit, the worst affected areas were Conwy, Gwynedd and Anglesey.
In Nottingham, more specifically in Daybrook area, Western Power Distribution has confirmed that at 12:56 a power cut occured leaving 273 homes and businesses without energy. Supplies are expected to be restored by around 2:30 pm Monday 3 April.
It is has been reported that if rain will not arrive in the next few months in New Zealand, the population and infrastructure of the country will have to face two major problems. One is higher prices for the consumption of energy.
The second which maybe is even larger, will be a series of blackouts in the country. The tide is certainly out at Lake Pukaki. Storage levels across the South Island's hydro lakes are around two-thirds of what they usually are supposed to be.
Rain could rebalance the situation by rising the water storage levels so to rehabilitate power production and therefore supply major areas in the country with energy. The experts say that there is nothing to worry for the moment but the potential threat of blackouts remains, with the dry patterns forecast to stick around for at least the first half of winter.
A power cut caused oxygen supply interruption and two patients died in a hospital in the Netherlands. The power failure at the MUMC hospital in Maastricht was not detected immediately. The outage led to the deaths of a 76-year-old and 67-year-old men.
A power cut in Swinton, UK caused as believed by an ‘unexpected incident’ affecting high voltage cables. The power cut hits about 300 properties. Power supply interrupted to homes with a M27 postcode - which includes the areas of Clifton, Newtown and Pendlebury.