An amber weather warning has been issued for high winds in Brighton & Hove on Thursday.
This will lead to disruption to services and the risk of falling trees could present a danger to life and disruption to travel and power networks.
Please be prepared and do what you can to minimise the risk to yourself, others and your property during the storm.
Check you have what you need so you don’t need to go out in the worst weather. Make sure any vulnerable family or neighbours are safe. Prepare for potential power outages, charge devices, and keep essential supplies handy.
Close and securely fasten doors and windows and secure loose objects such as garden furniture and bins. Rubbish, recycling and garden waste collections will not be collected on Thursday.
Consider your travel plans due to potential road and rail network disruption. Avoid unnecessary travel and stay safe. If possible, consider working from home.
As winds intensify, it's crucial to stay away from the seafront. High tides and strong waves are extremely dangerous. Avoid parks, woodland and open spaces, particularly areas where there is a danger of falling trees.
Council Leader Councillor Bella Sankey says: “In Brighton & Hove we are advised that the wind is going to be the biggest problem. If it gets up to the highest forecast speeds, there is a very real danger that many of our trees will come down.
“This makes for a potentially dangerous environment with disruptions to service and transport expected.
“We’re doing what we can to make sure the city is as prepared as it can be for the storm. Please make sure you are safe, your property is secure and check in with any vulnerable neighbours to make sure they have what they need."
Read more from the Met Office about staying safe in a storm.
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