80mph winds as Storm Doris sweeps in

Storm Doris caused drama, devastation and disruption with winds gusting at more than 80 mph in the Anglia region on Thursday 23 February 2017.

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18,000 homes across Norfolk & Suffolk still without power

Power lines were damaged by the storm. Credit: ITV News Anglia

More than 18,000 homes across Norfolk and Suffolk are still without power this morning (February 24) following the destruction caused by Storm Doris yesterday.

80mph winds turned over lorries and caused trees to come down, while emergency services had to deal with hundreds of incidents.

UK Power Networks say they've brought in extra staff to help restore electricity as soon as possible after damage was caused to power lines.

Numbers of homes without power:

  • Norfolk: 11,170
  • Suffolk: 7,042

Engineers continue to work hard to restore power supplies in parts of East Anglia after Storm Doris caused damage to power lines.

It was the worst storm across our networks this winter and the severe weather conditions damaged overhead power lines, particularly across parts of Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex.

Overnight and through into this morning engineers have been working to restore supplies, and we have moved additional staff from our South East region and contractors released from less affected areas into East Anglia, to support the repairs and reconnect all the remaining supplies as quickly as possible.

We are still urging people to keep clear of any damaged power lines and call us. Our priorities are restoring supplies as quickly as safely possible and keeping customers informed.

– UK Power Networks statement

It's thought that some homes may not be back to normal again until this afternoon.

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