Ninety million pounds is being spent on upgrading and maintaining our electricity network ahead of the Winter and potentially devastating storms that may come our way.
Last Winter towns and villages in the Thames Valley and Hampshire were cut off by impassable roads and downed power lines.
Penny Silvester has been taking a look at the preparations of the engineers who are called out to make repairs when the lights go out.
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Holidaymakers have been describing the terrifying moment they were caught up in an earthquake which hit parts of Greece and Turkey.
Friday night's forecast for the west of the region
Friday night's forecast for the east of the region