Thursday, 11 December 2014
More Weather Woes
Reports of routers being incinerated and telephone lines lost continue to come in.
We've now had ten outages since Sunday evening, some lasting a few minutes, others for up to nine hours. The community is used to this sort of problem, but the gloom deepened late this morning when news came in of a fire at Kilmory which has destroyed a croft house. Fortunately, both the occupant and her animals escaped unscathed, but the Kilchoan and Acharacle Fire Stations were off duty as there weren't enough firefighters available, and it took Strontian an hour to reach the scene, by which time the house had been gutted.
I was about to post this when the power went again, the eleventh time since Sunday. It came on again an hour later.