Families warned of long wait

THREE families in Felixstowe look likely to be among the very last to have their electricity reconnected, after already suffering nearly 100 hours without power.

families in Felixstowe look likely to be among the very last to have their electricity reconnected, after already suffering nearly 100 hours without power.

The families, who live in Gulpher Road on the outskirts of the resort, are also believed to be the only people in the seaside town who lost their electricity during the weekend storm.

Adrian Burrows and Julie Cornforth can see the reason why they have no electricity – a tangle of wires whipped by the wind – but there is nothing they can do but wait.

"We can understand that there was an enormous number of people cut off and that it has taken time to deal with, but it is beginning to get a bit frustrating," said Mr Burrows, of Hill House Cottages.


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Later the couple noticed a tangle of wires close to their home on the edge of the town.

"It looks as if the wires got tangled and probably shorted the system. It doesn't look a big job, but no-one has been to look at it yet," added Mr Burrows. "Our neighbours opposite have got their power, their wires haven't been affected."

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