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Power out in areas of Kent with emergency services called to deal with effects of Storm Katie

PUBLISHED: 12:32 28 March 2016 | UPDATED: 12:32 28 March 2016

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The roof of a flat became detached in Gravesend

Parts of Kent are without power today (Monday) as the county deals with the effects of Storm Katie.

It is being reported that potentially thousands of people across the county are without power.

UK Power Network claim it is working to fix the problem “as soon as possible”.

Areas in Bromley, Swanley, Whitstable, Gravesend and Maidstone are among those to have reportedly suffered power cuts.

A spokesperson from UK Power Networks said: “As the winds subside our engineers will be able to carry out assessments and repairs, to restore the power.

“Whilst many customers have had their power restored already, we will be continuing repairs throughout the day to restore all as soon as possible.

“Please call us if you see a power line down, and stay well clear. For incident updates and progress to restore supplies see www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk”

Meanwhile emergency services have been called out throughout this morning to deal with the storm’s resulting damage.

Amongst the debris, a flat roof became detached in Elmfield Close, Gravesend, while a trampoline was blown into a road in Sundridge Hill, Cuxton.

Two men and a woman were rescued from a boat which had come loose from its mooring on the River Medway.

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