Sunderland folk urged to be good neighbours during power cuts

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WEARSIDERS are being urged to be good neighbours in the event of a power cut.

Research commissioned by Northern Powergrid, the region’s electricity power distributor, has found that eight out of 10 people don’t know who to call if their lights go out and seven out of 10 people wouldn’t check on a neighbour during a power cut.

With winter approaching and the increased risk of adverse weather, the company which owns and manages the region’s electricity network, has launched a campaign to encourage its customers to be prepared.

The electricity distributor is also urging people to check on neighbours and relatives during a power cut, particularly those who may be elderly or infirm, and encouraging those who may need extra support to sign-up to its Priority Services Register.

The service offers additional support to people with a disability, medical condition or very young families, who may need greater assistance by keeping them updated as a priority.

For more information contact www.northernpowergrid.com or call 0800 66 88 77.