Residents in Tendring are being warned to be prepared for high winds over the next 24 hours.
The National Severe Weather Warning Service has issued an amber warning for the area.
It is anticipated that winds could reach between 75mph and 85mph along exposed coasts in the early hours of tomorrow morning before easing off from the west as the day goes on.
The public are being told they should be prepared for disruption, particularly to travel and possible interruptions to power supplies as a result.
Tendring District Council (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.
Residents are advised to check their gardens for any loose items which could be blown around and cause damage – and ensure that they are put away or tied down wherever possible.
This includes garden furniture, children’s trampolines, or any other objects which are not secured to the ground.
In the meantime the Council would advise 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.
Updates on the Tendring Council website can be found here