Residents in Tendring are being warned to be prepared for strong winds overnight and into tomorrow’s rush hour.
Tendring District Council’s (TDC) Emergency Planning Team is monitoring the situation and is in constant liaison with the Met Office.
The team is keeping a close eye on the situation and the warning is indicating a medium impact for the District which encourages everyone to be prepared for the increase in wind strength.
Nigel Brown, TDC’s Communications Manager, said that the Council has been in contact with all town and parish councils as well as caravan parks to get the message across.
“The biggest concern in Tendring at this stage is the possibility of power supplies being disrupted from cables being blown down; travel disruption; fallen trees; windblown debris and surface water flooding,” he said.
“The Met Office this afternoon issued a yellow severe weather warning for winds for our area with gusts of up to 50 to 60mph. Coastal areas could experience gusts of more than 60mph overnight.
“Squally winds with some heavy rain are also possible with as much as 20 to 30mm falling in some places.”
TDC will continue to monitor the situation closely and has plans, along with the emergency services and its other external partners, to put in place should they be necessary.
In the meantime the Council advises any residents who are concerned to keep a close watch on the local media, television and radio as further information will be put out as and when available.
Further information is also available on the following websites: Met Office & UK Power Networks.
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