Power company boosts compensation for Christmas blackouts

2013-12-29 06:00

London – One of Britain’s biggest power distributors pledged to almost triple compensation to households left without power over Christmas after the first of two fierce winter storms battered the country.

A second storm on December 27 exacerbated the situation, with gale force winds causing more havoc in the worst-hit areas of Kent, Surrey and Sussex in southeast England, flooding more than 1 200 properties and hampering efforts to reconnect supplies.

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