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Hampshire prepares for severe weather overnight and tomorrow

CALM Southsea seafront on Friday morning. Picture: Gemma Butterworth

CALM Southsea seafront on Friday morning. Picture: Gemma Butterworth

 

PREPARATIONS are being made across Hampshire for more severe weather after further warnings from the Met Office.

Portsmouth isn’t expected to suffer conditions as bad as other areas in the south but the city council say no chances are being taken.

High winds and rainfall are expected overnight tonight and into tomorrow.

The council’s contractor Colas has been working to minimise surface water flooding with extra gully cleaning during the last 18 months and staff will be patrolling the city and monitoring problem areas over the next few days.

The seafront roads remain closed following storms earlier this week, which caused flooding at Canoe Lake and at the Pyramids Centre.

Unsafe trees and branches have been cut down in order to minimise disruptions over the next few days.

Council Leader Cllr Gerald Vernon-Jackson said: ‘We’ve had a lot of extremely bad weather recently and the council and Colas will continue working hard to minimise the impact and keep the city moving as much as possible.’

Hampshire Constabulary, Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service, SCAS, Environment Agency, Hampshire County Council, Highways Agency have staff working at Response Working Group at Netley.

Residents should follow advice issued by the Met Office. For the latest warnings visit www.metoffice.co.uk

Anyone needing to report issues regarding the weather who live in Portsmouth should call the council on 023 9283 4092 during office hours, or outside of hours contact Colas on 023 9231 0900.

 

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