Storm Franklin has now passed but it has left some devastation in its path, which has predominantly been in South Lakeland.
Unfortunately, there were a number of areas across South Lakeland which were without power and at 10am this morning there were 2,790 homes being reported by ENW in need of restoration. The Cumbria LRF has met during the day to keep updated on the situation and to prepare for any support that may be needed.
Each of the faults were well resourced by ENW and the power started to reconnect fairly quickly. ENW were also calling all of their vulnerable customers as well as sending people out to do welfare checks.
While ENW are currently working on faults and issues in a number of areas, there remain 2 areas of specific concern, which ENW have fully resourced plans in place for. The whole of Coniston village has been off for most of the day but they are now coming back online. Spark Bridge is due to be resolved by 4pm tomorrow at the latest. There are businesses in the area offering hot meals for those affected.
Please could you encourage people to call 105 to register electricity faults and/or to register themselves as requiring extra help, if they are not currently on the priority services register. As always, anything which is a threat to life should be called through to 999.
We have also been sharing the information below, which you are welcome to pass on to others.
For the latest information and updates follow:
To report any issues or if you need help for yourself or someone vulnerable please see the following agencies contact details.
· Electricity North West on 105, but please only call if your query is urgent to help prioritise customers in the most vulnerable circumstances. For more information, please visit www.enwl.co.uk. For further updates on power cuts, you can visit www.enwl.co.uk/powercuts or you can follow Electricity North West on Twitter or Facebook
· For water supply issues contact United Utilities on 0345 672 3723
· Contact www.cumbria.police.uk/report-it or call 101 if you have concerns about your own safety and well-being, or the safety and well-being of someone you know. If there is an immediate risk to life call 999.
· If you wish to report a problem on the county’s roads, please report online via the County Council website - Highways | Cumbria County Council
· If you are open to Cumbria County Council’s Adult Social Care, have care and support needs and these needs cannot be met due to the power outage ,please contact Adult Social Care on 0300 303 3589
· Keep up-to-date with the weather at www.metoffice.gov.uk
· For latest traffic and roads information visit www.cumbria.police.uk/traffic
You are welcome to share this information with your networks and the wider community – apologies if you have received this from other sources, we’re sure you’ll understand that it’s being circulated widely and some duplication will occur.
South Lakeland Area Support Team
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