You don’t have to be located in Cumbria to notice a certain storm going by the name of Desmond. Although if you are located around this area, you may well live in one of the 2,500 homes left without power whilst rescue workers spend a third day evacuating people.
The BBC confirmed today that a new record was set for the amount of rain that fell in Cumbria in a 24-hour period. Although reported by hundreds of households, soaking carpets are not the worst of problems facing the area, as schools, hospital services and local businesses have all been disrupted by torrential rains, flooding and gale-force winds.
So far there have been nearly 50 severe flood warnings. Around 40 schools have been forced to close. Eight rescue centres are now open and the Cumbria Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust announced that it will only be running essential eservices. In addition, Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle is being powered by a back-up generator as electricity supplies become compromised.
The uncertainty of the UK’s weather is further compacted by the National Grid’s perilously low reserve power levels this winter. shentongroup provides organisations with a number of solutions to ensure continuous power is maintained. shentongroup can provide your organisation with rental diesel or gas generators over the winter months. However, if having backup generators on site does not suit your organisation, then Power Call, shentongroup’s “power in the hour’ backup generator service could be for you.
If you’re not sure about the certainty of your organisation’s power supplies, don’t talk to Desmond, talk to shentongroup. Click here to get in contact with a member of our team now!