Massive Power Loss

Massive Power Loss

More than 200,000 homes were without power at the height of the winds, with thousands still awaiting reconnection due to storm Katie over Easter

Many properties will remain without electricity until Tuesday because of the scale of the damage, power firms have said.

Travel disruption included the closure of Dartford River Crossing and M48 Severn Bridge – which has now reopened – and delays to several train routes because of trees blown on to tracks.

Passengers on board planes arriving at Gatwick Airport described their “absolutely terrifying” experiences as pilots had to abandon landings at the last minute.

The Environment Agency issued 20 flood warnings and about 120 alerts across England in response to what it said were “rapidly rising” river levels in the wake of the storm.

A kayaker is feared dead after he capsized in the River Wey, Surrey.

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