More engineers from Electricity North West have been drafted in as the county is set to be battered by Storm Brendan.

The power company are monitoring the weather after a warning was issued by the Met Office.

The winds that have been predicted could bring power lines down.

Winds are expected to reach speeds of up to 70 mph and network system manager for the power company, Mark Mercer, said: "We monitor the weather daily and where necessary enact well-developed plans for keeping the lights on.

“After the Met Office issued a weather warning, we immediately put plans in place to ensure we can respond if Storm Brendan causes any problems to the electricity network.

“We invest money throughout the year to ensure our network is resilient as possible but when the weather hits, we make sure our response is as quick as possible. Engineers are on hand 24 hours a day, seven days a week to respond.

“If anybody does see any damage to overhead lines or electrical equipment, we urge them to stay away and report it to us immediately by calling 105.”