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UKPN say that their electricity network is built to be resilient but high winds and rain can damage overhead power lines resulting in some customers losing their electricity supply. Where this happens they will work to restore power as quickly and safely as possible. They do organise for additional staff in their contact centre to help customers whose electricity supply might be affected by the predicted weather, and call-up additional engineers to carry out repairs to the electricity network.
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 their postcode to view our live power cut map
· Tweet @ukpowernetworks to report power cuts or to receive updates
The public are urged to stay well clear from power lines and anyone spotting a damaged power line needs to report it immediately by calling 105 from a landline or mobile phone.
If they see electricity lines that are down or causing significant risk to the public they should call 999.
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 Priority Register. You can find out more information about the Priority Service at their website:ukpowernetworks.co.uk/priority .