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21st January 2024 @ 5:05pm – by Tarvin Webteam
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Power companies in the North West are prepared to respond as Storm Isha hit the region on Sunday night with strong winds causing increased risk of damage to buildings and the power network.

Met Office forecasters have issued an amber warning for wind and a yellow warning for rain, predicting winds of up to 70mph in some areas.

Engineers are on standby to quickly and safely repair any damage, with extra call agents also on hand to and keep customers informed and supported if the storm does cause disruption to power supplies.

Power Cut Updates in the Tarvin Area
Tarvin and the surrounding areas are serviced by Scottish Power. For power cut updates, check their WEBSITE or call free on 105 or 0800 001 5400 so that they can help provide updates and support. Regular updates can also be found on Twitter – @SPEnergyNetwork

Prepare for power cuts
You can prepare ahead of possible power cuts by charging phones and laptops, getting blankets and torches ready and speaking with neighbours or family members so you know what to do. For more tips and for live power cut information go to TIPS FOR POWER CUTS.

Keep the following items within easy reach when preparing for a power outage:

  • A torch with charged batteries or a wind up dynamo torch. You can also buy battery-powered lights that plug into a power socket and come on automatically during a power cut.
  • Candles – these are useful but be careful where you put them and keep them out of the reach of children.
  • At least one phone that doesn't run off of the mains supply; i.e. an analogue telephone or mobile.
  • A fully charged power bank, so you may be able to receive updates on the incident via your mobile phone.
  • A battery-powered radio and fresh batteries, as you may be able to receive updates on the incident.
  • A warm blanket.
  • Portable heaters – they act as a good alternative to heating systems which often don't work during a power cut. However, take care where you put them and never leave children alone with them.

Many service stations can't pump fuel during a power failure so it's a good idea to keep your vehicle's fuel tank at least half-full. Also, be sure you know how to use the manual option on electric garage doors and gates.

If you see any damage to the network, call 105 immediately and stay at least five metres away. If there is an immediate threat to life, call 999.

Check on neighbours who might need additional support

Switch off appliances like ovens or heaters, but leave a light on so you know when power is restored.


If you experience a power cut or spot anything dangerous which may affect the electricity network, please phone 105 or contact Scottish Power on 0800 001 5400 to report an electrical hazard or incident.

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