Update – 1pm, 2nd November
The track of Storm Ciarán was further South than had been initially forecast. The Met Office Amber warning for wind has been lifted in Hampshire, though a Yellow warning for wind and rain remains in place.
All services within Eastleigh are operating as normal. Bins were collected within Eastleigh without incident. There are no major road closures within Eastleigh and utilities and blue light services are working as normal. Schools that are closed today are expected to reopen tomorrow. The major incident status for Hampshire has now been lifted.
Previous Release – 8:30pm, 1st November
The Met Office has issued an Amber & Yellow warning for wind & rain for Thursday 2nd November as Storm Ciarán approaches. A Major Incident has been declared in Hampshire. Heavy rain and winds are likely to bring disruption, with the risk of flying debris, roof damage, coastal and localised flooding and potential danger to life.
Eastleigh Borough Council have advised that there are no predicted disruptions to their activities and that they will continue to prioritise essential services. Waste recycling collections will go ahead as normal.
Residents are advised to avoid parks and woodland during the window of the severe weather warning due to the danger of falling trees, as well as coastal areas and paths along rivers. We are aware that some of the Eastleigh Town Council allotment sites are bordered by large trees, so we urge plot holders to stay away whilst the weather warning is active. Residents are further advised to tie down, move, or bring inside any garden furniture, parasols, children’s toys and especially trampolines, tents, tarpaulins and other loose, lightweight items.
Flood alerts are issued by The Environment Agency.
Hampshire & IoW Fire and Rescue Service have also published public safety advice.
For information on any disruption to electricity supplies, see Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks or call 105.
A number of schools within the Eastleigh Town Council area have already announced closures. Please look out for announcements in local media.