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Storm Henk – power cut latest

03 January 2024

UPDATE: As of 2:00pm this afternoon Wednesday 3 January, just under 2,400 homes are without power. Since the start of the disruption caused by Storm Henk, over 170,200 homes have had power restored.



3,300 homes are without power. This is a reduction from the last update when the number of homes off power stood at around 10,000.


Electricity network operators in Great Britain have reconnected 125,000 customers after Storm Henk damaged power lines yesterday (Tuesday 2 January).

As of 7am this morning (Wednesday 3 January), around 10,000 homes are without power. Thousands of technicians are working to reconnect the remaining homes as quickly and safely as possible.

Ross Easton from Energy Networks Association (ENA), which represents the UK's power network operators, said:

"Some parts of the country have seen winds in excess of 80mph, and it's the debris carried by this intensive wind which has caused significant damage to power lines in places. Technicians have reconnected around 125,000 customers and work continues right now to reconnect the remaining 10,000 homes as quickly and safely as possible.

"If you come across downed power lines, call 105 to report it for free. If there is an power. Since the start of the disruption caused by Storm Henk, over 170,200 homes have had power restored.

immediate threat to life, dial 999."

If you are without power you should:

  • Enter your postcode at to find your local network operator, report the power cut and follow updates. Call 105 for free if you are unable to go online.
  • Switch off all electrical appliances that shouldn’t be left unattended, ready for when the power comes back on.
  • Leave a light on so you know when the power cut has been fixed.
  • Check in on friends, family and neighbours to make sure they are safe and well.

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Energy Networks Association (ENA) is the industry body representing the energy networks. Our members include every major electricity network operator in the UK. The electricity networks are at the heart of the energy transition. They directly employ more than 26,000 people in the UK, including 1,500 apprentices. They are spending and investing £33bn in our electricity grids over the coming years, to ensure safe, reliable and secure energy supplies for the millions of homes and businesses reliant on power every day.

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