UK Power Networks says hundreds of Kent homes still without power two days after storm
A tree is uprooted in Park Avenue, Northfleet
Hundreds of homes across Kent are still without power two days after the worst storm in a decade hit Kent.
UK Power Networks said about 1,500 properties in the county do not have electricity after power cables were brought down in hurricane-force winds.
Engineers have restored power to tens of thousands of homes, but a spokesman said some people will be without electricity until the end of the week.
Hundreds of families have spent two nights without power following Monday's storm that saw hundreds of trees and power lines felled.
Schoolgirl Bethany Freeman suffered fatal injuries when a tree came down on the caravan where she was sleeping in Hever, near Edenbridge.
The 17-year-old's death captured the human tragedy of the storm, which caused widespread disruption on Kent's roads and rails.
A UK Power Networks spokesman said today: "Engineers aim to have 98% of power supplies which were affected by the storm on Monday, restored by the end of today and to the final few by the end of the week.
"They restored power to over half a million customers within a day, after high winds caused extensive damage to power lines."
Paul Andrew tries to clear a fallen tree from Military Road in Dover
Matt Rudling, director of customer services, said: "I would like to thank people who are still without power for their patience, and stress that we are working to restore all supplies as quickly as is safely possible.
"A lot of hard of work is going on round the clock and we are making good progress with repairs."
The company said the storm was the biggest the company has coped with since 2002.
Tragic Bethany Freeman was killed when a tree crushed her caravan
It caused extensive damage to overhead power lines affecting electricity supplies to nearly 650,000 customers.
About 1,000 engineers have been working to repair the damaged network and restore power to customers - six times the usual number on duty.
Customers are asked to report power cuts and damaged lines by phoning UK Power Networks on 0800 783 8866.
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