Storm Eunice leaves over 14,000 homes in Norfolk without power

A fallen tree in Reydon, Southwold.

A fallen tree in Reydon, Southwold. - Credit: Emily Martin

Thousands of homes were left without power across Norfolk following disruption caused by Storm Eunice. 

UK Power Networks reported outages in Diss, Hapton, Attleborough, Aylsham, Stalham, Swaffham, Horsford, King's Lynn, Dereham, Alpington, Watton, Tottenhill, Cawston, Hemsby, Great Yarmouth - totalling about 14,300 outages.

While some areas have had power restored, a number of properties still remain without electricity.

In Diss, about 615 customers were impacted by a power cut on Friday morning which began just before 11.15am.

The estimated time for the power to be restored was originally between 5pm and 6pm, however, UK Power Networks have advised it could be between 8pm and 9pm in some areas.

The progress of the storm

Elsewhere in Stalham, approximately 279 homes were impacted while about 261 customers are without power in Attleborough.

UK Power Networks' website reads it is "investigating a high voltage overhead electricity line fault which has caused a power cut in the local area".

Heavy winds of up to 80mph were expected to hit Norfolk and an amber weather warning was issued by the Met Office meaning there could be a “danger to life”.