Advice for Isle of Wight residents
Local elected councillors and councils are a vital line of communication in times of crisis, and may be approached for help or advice. Here is some up-to-date information that you can pass on to people in your local area during the current storm weather.
- The Isle of Wight Council severe weather advice pages
- The Met Office provides advice on being prepared and protecting your property against forecasted severe gales and storms.
- Island Roads have a dedicated page for updates on highways issues, and advice on how to report problems. To report a fallen tree, flooding or obstruction on a highway, please report it online or call Island Roads on 822440.
- Isle of Wight Council service updates will be updated throughout the day. This may include school closures if needed.
- Notify Southern Water if flooding or fallen trees affect mains sewage or public drains by calling 0330 303 0368. www.southernwater.co.uk
- Notify the National Grid to report a gas leak as the result of storm or flood on 0800 111 999.
- Notify SSE of electrical issues such as power cuts by calling 105. You can call 105 to report or get information about power cuts in your local area. You can also call 105 if you spot damage to electricity power lines and substations. 105 is a free service, you can call the number from most landlines and mobile phones.
- For non-emergency calls pertaining to vulnerable older people, call adult services on (01983) 823340 (office hours) or (01983) 821105 (out of hours).
- NHS ‘111’ for non-urgent health concerns.
The Environment Agency has now issued a flood warning for the high tide on Friday lunchtime. Flooding is expected for coastal areas at Cowes and East Cowes, and tidal areas of Newport.
Island Roads has ensured that the strategic sandbag locations are stocked and accessible which are Well Road, East Cowes; Simeon Street Rec, Ryde; and St Mary’s car park, Cowes.
Additional sandbag drops are being made at Yarmouth (River Road Car park) and Newport Quay (next to County Hall Car park).
In the event of flooding, call Floodline on 0345 988 1188 or follow @EnvAgency on Twitter for the latest flood updates.