Storm results in 300 thousand houses in the UK and Ireland left without electricity
Because of the harsh weather conditions, more than 300 thousand houses of the United Kingdom and Ireland are terminated electricity. About 42 thousands of houses and offices remain without power in West Wales.12,4 thousand people in Central England and 8,1 thousand on the South-East of the country are also depowered. In Ireland 260 thousand houses left without electricity.
The damage from the disaster could exceed one billion pounds. The evacuation of residents and liquidation of consequences of flooding took 1.6 thousand servicemen, another thousand is in reserve.
Today, on the South-Western territories of the UK the wind with a speed of 35, and in some places 44 meters per second was registered. In Ireland, wind speeds up to 50 meters per second.
Recall that some areas of the County of Somerset have already been eight weeks in a row under water. The police said on Monday that the water level in the river Thames had risen to the record level, but there is still no threat to London.