LGA: Councils working to protect communities as Storm Eunice arrives

Council staff continue to work around-the-clock to protect communities as the nation braces itself for Storm Eunice to bring further extreme weather across England.

Stormy looking clouds covering the sky

The Local Government Association – which represents 350 councils across England and Wales - said council staff are out in force protecting residents and minimising disruption caused by the storm, which is set to bring winds of up to 90 mph.

Forecasters have issued “red” weather warnings – from 7am until midday along the coastline of Devon, Cornwall and Somerset as well as the south coast of Wales, and from 10am until 3pm over the East of England and London.

The LGA said people should keep an eye on council websites and social media feeds for updates on the situation in their local areas.

Cllr David Renard, Environment spokesperson for the LGA, said:

“Winter preparation is a key priority for councils, who develop comprehensive plans to cope with any bad weather. As Storm Eunice arrives, councils are prepared for the worst while hoping for the best.

“Council staff continue to work around-the-clock to ensure the safety of residents, homes and businesses, shore up flood defences, and protect road networks and power supplies as much as possible.

“People living in affected areas should keep an eye on their councils' social media channels and their websites and follow their advice as they provide rolling updates on the situation in local areas, provide safety advice and detail any service disruption.”