Winds of over 65mph swept across the North last Friday night causing extensive damage to the electricity network.  There are still farms and communities without electricity and for the latest information go to:


Electricity NW has hot food and drinks vans available in S Cumbria and respite centres are at

  • Ambleside Parish Centre, Ambleside LA22 9DH. Monday to Friday, Open 11am.
  • Coniston Sports and Social Club, Coniston LA21 8AL.

Northern Powergrid also has respite centres in the worst affected areas of Durham and Northumberland.