by michaelandrewes on 26 October, 2013
As you are no doubt aware severe gale force winds are forecast for the night of Sunday 27th October/Monday 28th October – at the time of writing between 3am-9am. Please find some useful numbers, websites and information below:
Useful numbers and websites
In a life-threatening emergency dial 999
The non-emergency police number is 101 and is staffed 24 hours a day.
Portsmouth City Council
Switchboard: 023 92 822251
City Helpdesk: 023 9283 4092
(Normally Mon-Fri 8.30am-5.00pm, but if needed there will be specific recorded information and it may staffed outside these times if needed).
Emergencies 0845 278 0845
St Jude Portsmouth City Councillors
Cllr Michael Andrewes: 07931 581 588
Cllr Hugh Mason: 023 9281 6794
Cllr Peter Eddis 023 9242 2439
Updates on the weather and the local situation at:
Cllr Michael Andrewes: twitter.com/MichaelAndrewes
Portsmouth City Council: twitter.com/portsmouthtoday
Portsmouth CC Travel: twitter.com/portsmouthroads
Councillors: michaelandrewes.mycouncillor.org.uk Met Office Weather Warnings: tinyurl.com/metwarn
S Water Emergencies: tinyurl.com/sw-emergency
Some Useful Pointers
Great South Run on Sunday: Remember that there is the Great South Run on Sunday morning so there will be some road closures on Sunday.
Secure everything: Obviously safely secure anything lose outside before Sunday night (or earlier if the timing of the possible gales is forecast to be earlier).
Travel with care: The Met Office has advised: “Because there is a risk of significant disruption. People should heed the advice of the road safety organisations and only travel if it is absolutely necessary. There’s a possibility of trees blocking roads, power cuts and transport disruption.”
If Flooded: For details on what to do if you are flooded see the Southern Water website at tinyurl.com/sw-emergency. They advise: “If possible, isolate all electrical circuits – this is best done by safely turning off the supply at the circuit board or fuse box. If in any doubt, contact a competent electrician for advice. Contact your household or property insurers to report the damage and make a claim. If possible you should take photographs and keep receipts of any emergency expenses.”Leave a comment