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Storm Malik Update – 31 January 2022

Storm Malik Monday 31st January, 5pm  

 Agencies have continued to work together to support residents still without power following the weekend’s storms.  

Latest information shows there are now 962 properties without power following Storm Malik and vast majority of homes have had supplies restored. 

 The council has been working alongside Northern Powergrid, Northumbria Police and local communities to ensure the county’s most vulnerable residents are cared for and people without power can get hot food and warmth if needed.
  

Northern Powergrid has drafted in extra support staff from other areas and is continuing its restoration efforts. Worst affected areas were the north and south-west of the county, with further pockets elsewhere.  The council has been liaising with local communities and NPG to make available locations for the provision of hot food and drink, a warm place to meet and electrical charging facilities.

Operational work to clear debris and assess structural damage will continue over the coming days. All road closures are now cleared although drivers must still take extra care on the roads.
 
Dedicated mailbox 

A dedicated mailbox remains open to provide councillors with a direct link to the incident room at West Hartford that is helping to coordinate the county support effort – stormmalik@northumberland.gov.uk  

Northern Powergrid 

Northern Powergrid is directing residents to their website – northernpowergrid.com – to receive updates and report a power cut and it has teams available 24/7 by calling 105.   

 Financial Assistance (Storm Malik ONLY) 

All enquiries should be directed to Northern Powergrid at https://www.northernpowergrid.com/ 

 County Council 

For concerns about vulnerable residents or safeguarding issues call: Onecall 01670 536400  

For all other council service enquiries or reports, ring Northumberland County Council on 0345 600 6400  

 Northumbria Police 

If you need to report a non-urgent issue to Northumbria Police, please do so by using the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of their website.   

In an emergency, always ring 999.  

 

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