Strong winds in Houghton-le-Spring last night knocked an electricity pylon down.
Northern Powergrid teams took this dramatic photo this morning as they started to repair the network.
63,000 homes without power, electricity pylons down, passengers stuck for hours on a train. And more bad weather is on the way.
Victims of flooding in the North East say they are frustrated David Cameron has said 'money is no object' only after storms hit the South.