We are receiving weather warnings of very strong winds for the area over the next few days.
Please make safe any outside bins, loose covers, and anything that can be blown away.
Please ensure you have warm clothes/blankets in case of power cuts.
Please keep away from trees due to the risk of falling branches.
Protect and make safe any pets or livestock and their housing that are kept outside.
For Highways emergencies, e.g. a branch or debris blocking a road, please ring 08000514514
Useful information can be found on the Western Power Distribution (WPD) website:
Keep the WPD telephone number handy or save it in your mobile phone (105 or 0800 6783 105) so that you can report a power cut or call for information and advice.
Keep a battery/solar charger handy so that you can recharge your smart phone or tablet and follow updates on social media, our online power cut map or Power Cut Reporter app.
Keep your freezer shut – depending on the type of freezer you have, the contents could stay frozen for up to 12 hours.
Check that you have a phone available that will work in a power cut – digital or cordless ones may not work.
Have things like a torch or lantern ready (it is best not to use candles or paraffin lights).
Protect sensitive electrical equipment such as computers with a surge protector plug.
If you have a mains operated stair lift, check to see if there is a manual release handle that can be used to return it safely to ground level if it stops working.
If you experience a power cut or spot anything dangerous which may affect the electricity network, please contact us anytime by:
Phone: 105 or 0800 6783 105
Western Power Distribution
Storm Eunice is expected to bring strong winds and showers across many parts of our region throughout Friday into Saturday morning, bringing potential disruption to our network.
We know that storm conditions can be a worrying time for our customers, so WPD have put a range of measures in place to ensure we’re ready for any impact on the electricity network.