Storms knock out power again

//Storms knock out power again

Storms knock out power again

About 1,000 homes near Leeds were left without electricity on Saturday morning after severe thunderstorms in the early hours.

Northern Powergrid, the company responsible for the distribution of electricity, said engineers were dealing with the situation in Wetherby.

Powergrid manager Mick Hickling said the storm began at about 03:00 BST. He said: “It has been quite a dramatic night, it got really intense about 04:30.”

The power cut was caused by power lines being struck by lightning.

Overhead grids are inherently susceptible to lightning strikes, which inherently means even a short term localised power outage. A generator power protection system will ensure that when the mains power goes off, you can still keep on going.

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