Residents in the village of Gissing have been hit worse than most by the storms at the start of the week.
A tree fell down on a power cable in the Rectory Road area, leaving about 24 homes without electricity as well as popular village pub, The Crown.
This afternoon, the power was back on at the pub, and engineers were in the area working to restore power fully.
Resident Frances King, 67, was one of those affected but she was more concerned for three elderly and infirm neighbours who had health problems.
“They are affected quite severely,” she said. “One has even been pushing around a lantern on a trolley. They are finding it quite dispiriting”
Mrs King’s problem was more of inconvenience, being left without power and the use of a television and computer and was going to bed early to keep warm. She and her husband had resorted to reading by candlelight and torches.
The pub was having to make do with limited lighting, using a generator, but had been unable to serve meals, leading to a loss in takings. The pub had been very quiet.
Mrs King said the tree had fallen on the power line at about 8.30am on Monday and residents had been unable to find out when the supply would be restored. “The neighbours have been very good in looking after those who are not well,” she said.