Northern Powergrid, which supplied electricity to north-east England, said earlier that some 10,000 properties are without power:
(1/2) This morning, we still have approximately 10,000 properties affected. However, our engineers continue to work on this.
(2/2) We aim to restore the majority of supplies by late afternoon. We're sorry for this and we thank you for your patience.
Some parts of the UK are have seen the worst storm surge in 60 years, but we are not out of the danger yet.
A combination of factors are combining to make this storm surge particularly powerful.
Water levels around the UK could be higher than in the storm surge of 1953, but thanks to flood defences the impact is likely to be smaller.