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What to do if Storm Doris causes a power cut in Kent

Contributed by editor on Feb 23, 2017 - 07:53 AM

 

UK Power Networks has issued advice on what to do if you are hit by a power cut in today's storm, or at any other time.

 




Residents will be able to find regular updates at www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk  and www.twitter.com/ukpowernetworks  throughout this period.

Anyone experiencing a power cut should:

Call 105 to report power cuts and damage to the electricity network
 

Visit www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk  for the latest update
 

Visit www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/powercut  and type in your postcode to view the live power cut map


Tweet @ukpowernetworks to report a power cuts or to receive updates


UK Power Networks has a Priority Service Register for customers who may be more vulnerable and require extra assistance in a power cut. You can find out more information on: www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/priority  .

Warning

 

People are warned to stay clear of power lines and report damaged power lines immediately by calling 105 - free to call from a landline or a mobile phone. Anyone who sees electricity lines that are down or causing significant risk to the public should call 999.

Preparing for a power cut

Below is some additional advice on how you can prepare for a power cut:

Keep the above contact details handy


See the website for some useful videos offering you advice during a power cut.
 

Keep spare batteries for radios and torches - local radio stations often broadcast helpful information


Keep an old-fashioned corded phone which you can plug in, as cordless phones won't work in the event of a power cut


Take care if using candles, tea-lights and other naked flames


Keep fridges and freezers closed, with a blanket over as they will stay cold for many hours


Switch off all your electrical equipment, except one light which will let you know when the power comes back on


Remember the street lights may also be off so take care if you go out


Look out for elderly neighbours and other vulnerable people; please consider taking them round a flask of hot water or hot food 

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