Storms & Gales
Before the storm
Has power been affected by the storm?
The electricity network operators have introduced 105 - to give you an easy-to-remember number to call that will put you through to the local people who can help during a power cut.
In the event of a power outage there are some simple precautions you can take to help best prepare and deal with the situation:
- If electricity is crucial for any medical equipment you have, please contact your DNO at any time as they may be able to put you on their Priority Register (see below) for assistance during any power outage
- Make sure you have multiple torches along with extra batteries
- Make sure you keep your mobile phone charged so you can make calls in case of an emergency
- Keep fridges and freezers closed, with a blanket over as they will stay cold for many hours
- Keep important documents safe and handy
- Look out for elderly neighbours and ensure they are prepared for a possible power cut
- Switch off appliances - turn off items such as irons, ovens, electric fires and fryers as they could pose a hazard if the power comes back on when you are not there
- For people using a digital landline who don't have a mobile phone, or who live in an area with poor/no mobile signal, speak to your communications provider about additional support they can offer you in advance