1,500 Suffolk homes still without power

ELECTRICITY engineers are today working to restore power to 1,500 Suffolk homes still without electricity following the recent gales.A spokesman for EDF Energy said the company is working flat out to get power back to as many homes as possible today although due to the “sheer scale” of damage some customers could remain without electricity into next week.

ELECTRICITY engineers are today working to restore power to 1,500 Suffolk homes still without electricity following the recent gales.

A spokesman for EDF Energy said the company is working flat out to get power back to as many homes as possible today although due to the “sheer scale” of damage some customers could remain without electricity into next week.

Across the entire East of England 6,500 homes are still without power.

Since Thursday 440,000 homes in the region have had power restored.

The spokesman said: “Customers can be assured we are doing everything possible to restore all supplies as soon as practically possible.”

“EDF Energy is working hard to try to keep customers informed.

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“The call centres are fully staffed, many media briefings have been carried out and additional teams are being brought to visit customers in areas where the engineers are working.

“The company website is also being updated at regular intervals.”

If customers without electricity have friends or neighbours with access to a computer they can visit www.edfenergy.com for information or they can e-mail storm2007@edfenergy.com with details of their situation.

Over the last three days, EDF Energy has handled over 320,000 customer calls.

Members of the public spotting any damaged equipment are being asked to report it on the power cut helpline on 0800 7 838 838.

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