Storm damage compensation

UK Power Networks says it expects to pay out over a million pounds in compensation for electricity supplies disrupted by the storm last Monday

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West of the region still feeling the effects of St Jude storm

Thousands of homes and businesses across the region have been without power for a second day, following yesterday's storm.

At the height of the disruption, more than half a million homes were cut off across the east and south-east - this evening that figure's down to around 30,000 households in Hertfordshire, Essex and Suffolk.

One of the places worst affected was Sawbridgeworth in Hertfordshire, from where Elodie Harper sent this report.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Elodie Harper

Hairdressers among thousands without power

Thousands of people in the East of England remain without power, following yesterday's storms.

UK Power Networks says it has 900 engineers out working to repair the damaged network.

There are currently 53,000 properties without electricity at the moment.

In Sawbridgeworth, near Harlow, the Toplines Hair Studio spent the morning in darkness.


48,000 homes still without power in the East

UK Power Networks, which runs the region's electricity grid, says 48,000 homes are still without power 24 hours after the St Jude's Day storm.

The company says it's the biggest storm it has had to cope with since 2002 and at its height 620,000 customers across the East and South lost power.

The main areas still affected by power cuts in the East are Hertfordshire, Essex and Suffolk.

Homes still without power

48,000 properties in the East of England are still without power on Tuesday following Monday's storms.

But UK Power Networks said that number was dropping quickly - and it has managed to restore electricity to 91% of people affected yesterday,

At least 300,000 homes in the region were without power at some point during the wild weather.

About 900 engineers are working to repair the remainder of the damage today while helicopter patrols are continuing to check overhead power lines.

Thousands left without power today as a result of the storm

It was predicted as one of the worst storms to hit the UK in decades. Tonight commuters are still facing the consequences of the storm they called St Jude.

150 thousand people across the East were left without power and rail networks were brought to a standstill.

But after all the warnings - there is a feeling that the region escaped the worst of the weather.

Click below to see Matthew Hudson's report looking at the day's events:


Storms cut power to 100,000 homes

High winds and stormy conditions have left 100,000 properties in the East of England without power.

UK Power Networks said its engineers had been working through the night and were continuing today to try to repair the damage and restore electricity as quickly as possible.

The company is carrying out helicopter patrols in the region to check overhead power lines and staff are working with volunteers from the British Red Cross to support people in the worst affected areas.

1,400 without power in the East of England

High winds overnight have caused extensive damage to power lines across the East of England interrupting electricity supplies to about 1,400 customers.

UK Power Networks says that number is likely to rise this morning as more damage is reported.

"UK Power Networks engineers worked through the night and will continue today, moving from job to job to repair the damage and restore power as quickly as is safely possible. We will be carrying out helicopter patrols to check overhead power lines."

– UK Power Networks

Customers can report any power cuts and damaged lines on free helplines 0800 783 8838.

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