13,000 homes still without power

Around 13,000 households across England and Wales have no access to electricity as a result of strong winds and flooding. Some have been without power since Monday while others since […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Around 13,000 households across England and Wales have no access to electricity as a result of strong winds and flooding.

Some have been without power since Monday while others since last night due to severe weather. Engineers are however working hard to restore electricity, with almost 25,000 homes reconnected overnight, the Energy Networks Association (ENA) said.

Nearly 60,000 homes across the South East and East of England were hit by power cuts on Christmas Eve but the majority have had their electricity restored, according to UK Power Networks which delivers electricity to eight million customers.

The latest numbers of customers off supply as of this morning are 1,745 in Kent, 680 in Surrey and 890 in Sussex, the company said.

UK Power Networks is boosting the industry standard payment from £27 to £75 for customers who are without power for 48-60 hours, including Christmas Day and additional payments for those off supply for longer.