Storm Eunice: Major Incident declared - Danger to life through flooding and high winds
A red weather alert and flood warnings have been issued.
Gloucestershire’s Local Resilience Forum has this morning declared a major incident due to the risks posed by Storm Eunice.
A red weather alert and flood warnings running along the Severn Estuary up to Longford have been put in place for tomorrow morning (Friday 18 February) from 7am, coinciding with the arrival of Storm Eunice.
Police and our partners are now advising against all but essential travel in the morning. This will help keep everyone safe and reduce demand on services, which is expected to be very high.
Local agencies are asking residents in properties that are expected to flood to heed the warnings and take the necessary action. Residents across the county as a whole also need to be vigilant due to the high winds.
Staff from local councils and the emergency services will be knocking on doors this afternoon to ensure people who need to evacuate safely. Those who are evacuating are asked to pass on this notice and knock on neighbours’ doors if possible.
If you can, please stay with family or friends. Rest Centres are being set up by local councils for those who need them.
Information on the flood warnings can be found here:
Highways - Report highways emergencies 08000 514514. Drive slowly & safely. Beware of storm damage including fallen trees, and loose manhole covers that may be hidden by puddles. www.gloucestershire.gov.uk