U.K. Faces Weather Warnings as 13,000 Homes Without Power


Flooding in MaidstoneThe U.K.’s Met Office issued further severe-weather warnings in Wales and northern England, where homes remained without power amid gale-force winds.

“The public should be prepared for disruption to transport and power supplies,” the Met Office said on its website. Winds may reach as high as 80 miles an hour in some areas, it said.

Storms this week have lashed the U.K., closing dozens of railway lines in England, halting ferry sailings and canceling flights.

About 13,000 homes are without power, more than half of those in northwest England, Tony Glover, director of policy at the Energy Networks Association, said by phone from London today. The rest are in southern England, where floods have hampered repairs. About 33,000 houses across Britain that lost power overnight have been reconnected, he said.

The Environment Agency listed 24 flood warnings and 68 flood alerts for southeastern England, with a total of 149 alerts across the country.

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