Electricity company provides free power cut service as Storm Ciara reaches Sussex

High wind warning sign
High wind warning sign

A national electricity company has reminded people they provide a free priority service for anyone facing power cut difficulties as Storm Ciara reaches Sussex today (Sunday).

UK Power Networks, who own and run the electricity cables in most of Sussex and fix power cuts, has said they are on call to deal with any issues including households with elderly people, young children and other potentially vulnerable people.

The Met Office issued an amber weather warning earlier today as70 to 80mph winds are expected to hit some parts of Sussex.

A UK Power Networks spokesman said, “You will be given a priority 24-hour phone number for communication, receive extra information and regular updates during any power cut. In the event of a longer power cut you could receive hot food, hot drinks and hot water, mobile phone charging and more.

“Those who rely on power to run medical equipment, such as dialysis or breathing apparatus, would also receive additional help.”

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