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Severe weather guidance
23 December 2013
The Met Office is forecasting heavy rain and strong winds
in Kent during Monday and Tuesday, residents are being urged to
For more information on weather, road and travel conditions,
please visit the
Kent County Council website
Whether driving, travelling by
train or heading to ports and airports, poor conditions can make
any journey hazardous. Take extra care while driving,
particularly while passing bikes, motorbikes or high-sided
vehicles. Anyone depending on public transport, ferries or airlines
should check with the operator before setting off.
Need to know if your local library or leisure centre is
affected? Visit the service closures page for the most
In the event of severe weather please visit the website of
your school in the first instance for information on school
closures. Local media, including BBC Radio
Kent, also carry updates during wintry weather. Visit
closure page for other links to local radio and news sites
carrying school closure information.
Priority will be given to damage resulting from severe
weather that poses a risk to residents and necessary repairs to
make property watertight, for example.
All efforts will be made to avoid cancelling pre-arranged
appointments at short notice with tenants but this may be
unavoidable. Please bear with us, our teams will be working hard to
get to you as soon as possible.
To report non-urgent repairs to council property, please email
Medway Council together with our local partner agencies aims to
ensure that any vulnerable people are protected and provided for
during severe winter weather. To let agencies know about
housing, street homeless and/or people living rough call
There is also a rough sleeper alert operated by the Medway
Streets and roads
To download the pdf you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. If
you do not have it on your computer, please use our advice page.
If severe weather is preventing you getting to work, make sure
you know your rights as an employee and know what is reasonably
expected of you.
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