Amber warning for Derby as Storm Eunice arrive
Published: 18 February 2022
Storm Eunice is expected to arrive in Derby with extremely strong winds forecast until the early evening today. The Met Office have issued an Amber warning, which means there is a high risk trees or power lines being brought down, of flying debris and disrupted travel services.
Risk of flooding in the county and city is currently low, however if you come across flood water do not enter on foot or in a vehicle.
If you need help due to a storm related incident, here is some advice on who you should call:
- Fallen tree on a road, not endangering life – call Derby City Council on 01332 640000, deaf people can text 07774 333 412 and if you are a British Sign Language (BSL) user, you can contact us using the online sign language service.
- Fallen tree on a road where life is in danger, or fallen tree onto property where life is in danger – call 999 or if you have a hearing or speech impairment, use the textphone service 18000.
- Unsafe structure overhanging a public highway – Fire and Rescue Service via 999, people who are deaf, hard of hearing and speech-impaired can use the Emergency SMS 999 number. To register, text ‘register’ to 999 and follow the instructions that will be sent to your phone.
- General flooding – wait for the water to subside and do not enter flood water.
- Flooding with life risk - Fire and Rescue Service via 999, people who are deaf, hard of hearing and speech-impaired can use the Emergency SMS 999 number. To register, text ‘register’ to 999 and follow the instructions that will be sent to your phone.
If roads become unsafe due to flooding or fallen trees, motorists should make sure they obey any road closure signs.