Preparing for a power cut – from UK Power Networks
Below is some advice on how our customers can prepare for a power cut:
§ Keep our freephone number handy
§ 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
§ 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 a flask of hot water round or hot food
UK Power Networks: East of England call 0800 783 8838. You can also see www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk and follow the company on twitter for updates.