Posted by Carol Mee on 17 February 2022
Following Storm Dudley and with Storm Eunice imminent, Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service is advising people to stay indoors, if possible, and limit travel.
If you do have to travel, please take extra care on the roads. When driving, make sure you and your vehicle are properly prepared, allow extra time for your journey and drive according to the road and weather conditions. More safe driving tips are available on the road safety page of our website.
Garden furniture, trampolines and similar items can present a hazard in high winds so please make sure they are secured.
Yesterday (Wednesday 16 February), firefighters from Edwinstowe removed branches from a fallen tree blocking the only exit from a house in Mansfield. The incident was then handed over to the local authority.
We are here for you in an emergency. Please call us if an incident is endangering life or someone needs rescuing. The list below shows who you need to call in other situations . . . .
Fallen tree on a road endangering life – call us on 999
Fallen tree on a road not endangering life – call the local authority
Fallen tree on your own property endangering life – call us on 999
Fallen tree on your own property not endangering life – your responsibility
Unsafe structure overhanging a public road – call us on 999
Unsafe structure on your own property endangering life – call us on 999
Unsafe structure on your own property not endangering life – your responsibility
Flood endangering life – call us on 999
Flood affecting electricity supply – call us on 999 if you are not absolutely sure you can isolate it yourself safely
Other flooding – your responsibility
The following organisations can provide further information and advice . . . .
Weather forecasts - Met Office (opens in new tab)
Flood warnings - Environment Agency (opens in new tab)
Unsafe structures, roads, housing, fallen trees, emergency planning - local councils (opens in new tab)