Wooler is a stone-built market town in Northumberland, which sits high above the Wooler Water in the foothills of the Cheviot Hills, providing a natural gateway to the Glendale and Northumberland National Park.
Widespread flood damage
On 6th January, the beautiful rural area of Wooler was unfortunately hit by a heavy storm which caused widespread flooding and damage throughout the town. The river running through the valley burst its banks, and took with it the main high-voltage line, leaving the town without power.
Wooler is situated just 68 miles north from Generator Power’s Bowburn depot; so when we received an email at 11:20 we were able to respond very quickly.
They requested 39 generators and a number of fuel tanks to help get the town and the surrounding area back on its feet. The first lorry load of generators arrived onsite at 15:45, and the remainder of the equipment had been delivered to the holding area in Wooler town centre by 23:00.
Generator Power engineers from Bowburn, Kendal, Normanton, and Scotland worked together through the night and during the following day in order to get the power restored to the area. During this time, the storm was still raging so they were really up against it; but their hard work and determination paid off and the power was eventually restored.
Our fantastic team of engineers have been praised for their speedy response to this emergency situation. It was a real community effort and we were happy to help in getting the town of Wooler back on its feet.
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