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Ed Davey urges power companies to communicate with their customers

Energy Secretary Ed Davey has told the BBC News Channel that power companies must present a clear and public timeline for getting electricity restored.

Davey argues that it was the uncertainty of when the power would come back which had irritated people, the BBC reported.

Energy firms say some of the 4,000 properties still without electricity after Christmas storms will be without power until next week.

The Met Office has issued a yellow alert for today as efforts to clear up damage caused by Christmas storms continue.

The south-west of England, Wales and Scotland will be the worst affected.

PM David Cameron has urged councils to draw up “robust plans in case of bad weather and flooding over New Year”.

Energy firms say some of the 1,500 properties still without electricity after Christmas storms will be without power until next week.

Mr Cameron tweeted on Saturday: “I’ve asked the Dept for Communities & Local Govt to ensure councils have robust plans in case of bad weather and flooding over New Year.”

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