Storm support continues for residents in Northumberland
23 Jan 2024
The Council is continuing to support residents affected by Storm Isha.
Teams are also on standby for the next weather system – Storm Jocelyn – which brings with it a Yellow Warning for wind from 4pm today Tuesday, January 23rd.
The Council and Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service responded to various impacts from the storm, from trees down in parts of the county to surface water flooding in a small number of properties – including Otterburn Mill and Kielder.
Over 6,000 Northumberland properties were also left without power and teams are liaising with Nothern PowerGrid and Scottish Power Energy Networks to ensure power is restored as soon as possible.
This morning, around 500 properties remained without power, but all are expected have their power restored today.
The council has worked closely with Nothern PowerGrid and Scottish Power Energy Networks to ensure that all vulnerable residents affected have been contacted and offered support.
Northumberland’s network of warm spaces are also open to anyone in need of a warm welcome.
Council Leader Glen Sanderson said: “I firstly want to thank all the staff who have worked 24/7 supporting residents and keeping the county moving.
“The weather looks like it is about to take another turn for the worse, and our teams are on standby to respond as required.
“We’d also encourage people to keep checking on their friends, families and neighbours as agencies work to restore all affected services.”
If you need help following #stormIsha please see a list of useful contacts below:
➡️Northumberland Communities Together (for anyone struggling with food supplies or other essentials) Mon-Fri 9am - 6pm: 01670 620015. Northumberland County Council out-of-hours service: 0345 600 6400
➡️Northumberland's warm spaces are open to offer a warm welcome to anyone who needs it. You can find your nearest warm space here: https://nland.cc/findwarmspaces
➡️Northumbria Water: 0345 717 1100.
➡️One Call (for concerns about vulnerable residents or safeguarding issues): 01670 536400.
➡️If you are experiencing an emergency call 999.
Please remember, if you have experienced a power cut you need to report it to your supplier.