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What to do in the event of a power cut



what to do in the event of a power cut

It can be scary but there is some very good advice available about what to do in the event of a power cut. UK Power Networks have provided information and advice on what to do if you find youself without power.

What to do in the event of a power cut

Important numbers

There are two numbers that you should keep handy: 105 or 0800 3163 105

Mobile phones

Charge up your mobile phone before the weather hits, and a rechargeable mobile ‘powerbank’ if you have one.

If you see a damaged power line

If you see a damaged power line keep everyone clear and call 105.

Check for updates

Check the live power cut map on the UP Power networks website for updates in your area. Click here to go to the map.

Torch and Candle

Locate a torch, check its working and make sure you have spare batteries. Take care if using candles.

Landline Phone

Use a phone with a cord if you have one, cordless phones don’t work in a power cut.

Frozen Food in Freezers

Freezers remain cold for several hours without power, keep the door closed.

Stay warm

Dress in warm clothes.

Keep an eye on your neighbour

Look out for vulnerable neighbours and call 105 if they need assistance.

Vulnerable people are urged to register for the Priority Services Register at: or email:

For more advice during a power cut and for more information goto the UK Power Networks advice page by clicking here.


13-year-old girl requires hospital treatment after attack by teenagers in Southgate, Crawley



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A young teenage girl has been left with an injury to her face after she endured an attack in Southgate, Crawley.

The 13-year-old girl was walking along Barrington Road when she was assaulted by two teenage girls.

The attack happened on Sunday (2nd Aug) around 5:30pm.

Police said that it is understood that all the girls were known to each other.

As a result of the attack the victim sustained an injury to her face and had to go to hospital for treatment.

Police are asking anyone who witnessed the incident to report online or call 101 quoting serial 1147 of 02/08.

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