Advice from UK Power Networks regarding Storm Doris

You may have seen that bad weather is on the way and we are likely to see high winds in parts of the East of England tomorrow (Thursday, 23 February). In preparation for this, the Town Council has received the following advice from UK Power Networks:

Preparing for a power cut

  • Keep our freephone number handy (105)
  • 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

If you are experiencing a power cut:

  • Call 105 to report power cuts and damage to the electricity network, or call 999 where electricity lines are down or causing significant risk to the public
  • Visit for the latest updates, including a live power cut map
  • Tweet @ukpowernetworks to report a power cut or to receive updates