Thousands of Britons have been without power for days due to the heavy storm Arwen. The northeast of Scotland has been particularly hard hit, reports the BBC. As a result, public life is partly flat there.
The severe storm raged over the United Kingdom last Friday, causing extensive damage and inconvenience. According to the BBC, grid operator SSEN reports that 32,000 customers are still without electricity. In addition, in northern Aberdeenshire, all schools will remain closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
The manager of a cafe in the town of Kemnay said that the heating no longer works due to the power outage. “And no one has coverage on their phone, so the situation is quite serious.” The catering business has brought hot drinks and soup to a nursing home and set up a barbecue for other residents who want to eat something warm.
Scottish Deputy Prime Minister John Swinney acknowledged that Arwen had caused more damage than expected. The storm has claimed the lives of at least three people, according to British media.