Keeping Essex Safe
Our teams have had a busy day again today as we support Essex residents and businesses during the bad weather.
Crews have attended many incidents across the county. They have made dangerous structures and fallen electrical cables safe, dealt with trees and debris which have damaged properties and blocked roads as well as providing advice to our partner agencies and members of the public.
This image shows our firefighters working at a house in Maldon Road, Colchester, this afternoon, where a large chimney had been damaged. Crews from Colchester and our Urban Search and Rescue Team had to remove 1.5 tonnes of brickwork to make the property safe.
The weather challenges look set to continue through tomorrow.
Please do keep following our advice and #StaySafeEssex.
Advice to follow:
- Download the what3words app to help you find, share and save your precise location if you need help from the emergency services while you're out.
- Remember, only call 999 if there is a risk to life.
- Ensure your property and garden furniture is well secured
- If you find a fallen tree or other debris blocking the road report it here
- Check your car regularly to make sure it’s safe to drive - this includes tyres, oil levels and water
- Always prepare for your journey by checking weather updates and road closures before leaving
- Never drive while under the influence of drink or drugs or while using a mobile phone
- Always wear a seatbelt
- Take it slower on the roads in wet, windy and icy weather and leave a larger braking distance between cars
- Never drive into flood water