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Stay safe during Storm Gareth

Advice from UK Power Networks

You may have seen the ongoing forecast of high winds and rain (Storm Gareth) expected to arrive today (Wednesday 13 March), affecting parts of the South East and the East of England.

Regular updates on the website www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk and social media @UKPowerNetworks throughout this period.

Anyone experiencing a power cut can:

  • Call 105 to report power cuts and damage to the electricity network, or 0800 3163 105 (from a corded phone or mobile phone if you have no power)
  • Visit www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk for the latest updates
  • Visit www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/powercut and type in your postcode to view our live power cut map
  • Tweet @ukpowernetworks to report power cuts or to receive updates

UK Power Networks are urging the public to stay well clear from power lines, and anyone is spotting a damaged power line needs to report it to them immediately by calling 105 from a landline or mobile phone.

If anyone sees electricity lines that are down or causing significant risk to the public, they should call 999.

UK Power Networks provides extra help to customers on their Priority Service Register during a power cut. Households with older or disabled people, those with children under five, or where someone uses medical or mobility equipment that requires electricity, as well as other reasons, can join the register. You can find out more information about UK Power Networks’ Priority Service on their website: ukpowernetworks.co.uk/priority .

If you would like to share information about preparing for the extreme weather or the priority service register on social media you might like to use the following:

UK Power Networks has extra staff on hand to deal with the impact of Storm Gareth. Call 105 to report a power cut and visit https://www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/storm-centre-prepare or message @UKPowerNetworks on Twitter. #stormgareth #ukpnnews

Do you, or someone you know, need extra support during a power cut? @UKPowerNetworks provides free services to vulnerable customers. Visit https://www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/power-cut/priority-services-register for more information. #stormgareth #ukpnnews

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