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Storm Imogen arrives in the south west

Flood warnings and weather warnings are in place as Storm Imogen batters the south west

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Over 16,000 homes now without power

Thousands of homes without power Credit: Western Power

Over 16 thousand homes are now without power across Cornwall and Devon after Storm Imogen batters the south west.

Western Power teams have worked all through the morning to restore supplies to hundreds of homes.

Earlier in the day four thousand homes were without power.

6,499
homes without power in Cornwall
10,886
homes without power in Devon

Some of our customers are currently experiencing power supply problems following high wind which has damaged some of our overhead power equipment.

Forward planning, following advanced Met Office weather predictions, means that our operational depots have been open from first light and we also have in place additional operational and engineering staff, and extra Contact Centre staff available to take customer calls.

Where weather has permitted, our Helicopter Unit has also been on hand to further pinpoint damage caused to our overhead network and to help speed up repairs and power restoration times.

– Western Power

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