5 hour powercut thanks to storm, 17 August 2021

The thunderstorms rolled in on the evening of Tuesday 17 August 2021. Round about 1030 pm though there was fierce lightning and a really loud thunderclap right overhead. Then the lights went out. And stayed out till almost 6 am on the 18th, just after more fierce thunder and lightning.

Power cut 17 August 2021.
Power cut 17 August 2021.

There was torrential rain too, at several points, but with the power off the weather stations weren’t recording …

It may have just been the Strathnaver area as folks in the village apparently didn’t lose power.

It’s a good reminder though to keep devices charged and to have some emergency drinking water in the house.

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