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The Burns' Day Storm (although it's actually Burn's Night), also known as Cyclone Daria, occurred on 25-26 January 1990. It was one of the worst gales to hit the UK in the last 50 years. The area that was affected by this storm was much greater than the October 1987 gale with many parts of England and Wales badly affected, and extended over much of north-west Europe. Unlike the October 1987 storm it was reasonably forecasted by the Met Office.

About 550,000 people covered by Southern Electric were left without power, 50,000 more than in the 1987 hurricane.

Follow these links for:

- Southern Electric Supply Emergency Information Bulletin, 26 Jan 1990.

- Southern Electric Staff Bulletin, 26 Jan 1990.

- "Thank you" letter from Chairman of Southern Electric, Feb 1990.