Army Deployed in Scotland to Assist with Storm Arwen Aftermath

The military troops have been dispatched to areas of Scotland that have been shut off as a result of Storm Arwen.

According to armed forces minister James Heappey, 134 troops and marines would help in the Grampian area, attempting to access around 4,000 houses.

The troops, operating in groups of ten, will provide reassurance and assistance to 12 communities that were cut off by the storm.

Thousands of people are still without power as a result of the storm’s “extensive and devastating” devastation.

Three persons were killed by fallen trees in areas where winds reached 98 mph.

David Lapage, 35, has been named as the man who died when his vehicle was hit by a falling tree in Aberdeenshire.

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN), which supplies electricity to 3.7 million households in central southern England and the north of Scotland, said that 3,100 houses remain without power.

Northern Powergrid, which oversees the energy network in northeast England, Yorkshire, and northern Lincolnshire, said on Thursday night that 6,000 houses in its service region were still without power.

It comes as rain, sleet, and snow have fallen in portions of the UK’s southwest, while wintry showers have hit the north and east.

According to the National Trust, the storm had a “devastating impact” on animals, with an estimated 800 seal pups dying.


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