Hundreds of calls reporting power outages and other damages in need of repair were received by East Devon District Council (EDDC) last weekend.
On Friday (19 February) there were 603 calls, followed by 434 on Saturday (20 February) and 376 on Sunday (21 February).
EDDC’s Home Safeguard Team has been working hard over the last week to check up on vulnerable residents to offer assistance after power outages meant they were not able to make hot food and drink, over the weekend of the storm.
There have also been a steady flow of repair calls about other issues that were referred to other agencies like Devon County Council for fallen trees.
Cllr Megan Armstrong, EDDC’s portfolio holder for sustainable homes and communities, said:
I’d like to thank our amazing Home Safeguard team who have been working so hard to keep in touch with our residents through what has been a difficult time with many vulnerable people being cut off from family and friends.
In difficult times like this we really appreciate the value and worth of our Home Safeguard service. We would like to thank residents for their patience while we dealt with the huge volume of calls.