December 4 2013 Latest news:
Monday, October 28, 2013
Suffolk Police are continuing to respond to incidents relating to the current stormy conditions across the county.
Police have taken nearly 200 weather-related calls between 8am and 9am this morning.
Trees are said to have fallen down on the A146 Beccles bypass, and parts of Beccles and the centre of Halesworth are without power.
Police are issuing the following safety advice:
•Consider whether your journey is essential. If you do venture out, be mindful that flying debris, gusts of high winds and obstructions will make journeys and outdoor activities more dangerous.
•If you have to travel, consider your mode of transport. Motorbikes and bicycles are particularly vulnerable in high cross winds. A storm of this severity has the potential to overturn high-sided vehicles and caravans
•Steer clear of sea fronts and quays. High winds will also give large waves and spray along the coasts. Avoid woodland, beaches and exposed headlands.
•Consider how to minimise risk to yourself, your family and your property – and be a good neighbour if you know an elderly or vulnerable person who might need some help.
•Keep yourself up-to-date with the latest information by visiting the Met Office website or by tuning in to their local radio and TV news broadcasts – and, for travel information, monitor websites for local transport providers.
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