Current incidents, topics and warnings

Information and advice about current warnings relating to weather and floods and how to prepare for them.


Winter weather advice

Flooding advice

Preparing for a power cut

  • Keep the UK Power networks free phone number handy
  • 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
  • Dress warmly in several layers of clothing, stay in one room or even get into bed
  • 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; please consider taking them round a flask of hot water or hot food

For any power cut enquiries please contact UK Power Networks 24 hours a day:

Heatwaves and drought advice