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Storm Babet: Who to contact in an emergency

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Published on 20 October 2023 12:23 PM

Storm Babet has already brought significant impacts, particularly to eastern Scotland. The exceptionally wet and unsettled weather will continue through the coming days. You can read more about Storm Babet on the Met Office's website.

This extreme weather can cause unexpected issues and emergencies, so it's important to know who to contact. If you live in North Tyneside, make a note of the below numbers so you know who to call. If you live outside of North Tyneside, consult your local council's website for the correct contact information.

In an emergency, always call 999.

Report it

If you have a non-urgent issue, you can report it to North Tyneside Council via their website.

Emergency services

  • Police: 999
  • Less urgent calls to the Police: 101
  • Crimestoppers: 0808 555 111


  • Flooding: Northumbria Water customer care centre: 0845 717 1100
  • Sewer flooding: Northumbrian Water's freephone floodline: 0800 328 7648
  • River / waterways pollution (wildlife): 0800 807 060

Power and water supplies

  • Gas (including leaks): 0800 111 999
  • Electricity: 0800 668 877
  • Water supply: 0345 717 1100
  • Water leak: 0800 393 084


  • North Tyneside General Hospital, Rake Lane: 0844 811 8111
  • NHS: 111

Advice from the Met Office

Make sure you know what to do when severe weather is forecast. Read the Met Office's guide on severe weather.