Storm Ciaran - Be Prepared!



News just in from EFDC: A yellow warning has been issued as Storm Ciaran is due to hit parts of southern England and Wales from Wednesday evening (1 November).

The storm could bring winds of 60+mph and very heavy rain, causing trees to uproot and flooding in areas already saturated.

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is advising people to secure their property and garden furniture and avoid unnecessary travel.

If you do have to travel, please:

  • Check for weather updates, traffic delays or road closures.
  • Adjust your driving for the conditions
  • Reduce your speed
  • Increase your distance from the vehicle in front
  • Do not drive through flood water

Read more from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

Fallen trees or branches should be reported in different ways depending on the circumstances.

If the tree is on private land and not blocking a public right of way, it should be reported to the landowner.

Rubbish and recycling collections will continue as normal. However, all collections will be kept under review as the storm progresses. Residents are advised to put their bins out in a sheltered position where possible and bring them straight back when emptied.