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  and  throughout this period.

Anyone experiencing a power cut should:

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

Visit  for the latest update

Visit  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:  .



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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