Electricity distribution networks can suffer damage from storms. High winds and falling trees cause overhead power lines to break and fall which can interrupt the electricity supply to large areas. Excess surface water can flood underground electricity
cable vaults and cause damage. Lightning can also damage power lines, electricity poles and equipment, sometimes leading to the pole catching fire. Sometimes, it can take time to locate the damaged network and complete the repairs. It is important
at these times to keep clear of electricity wires.
Fallen wires are never safe to touch or handle report them on 1800 372 999