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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 take care.

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.

Service updates

Need to know if your local library or leisure centre is affected? Visit the service closures page for the most up-to-date information.

School closures

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 our school 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 housingrepairs@medway.gov.uk

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 01634 333757.

There is also a rough sleeper alert operated by the Medway Cyrenians.

Streets and roads

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Public transport

Local media

Weather forecasts


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.

Social Media Updates

Looking for instant severe weather updates delivered to your Twitter feed or Facebook news feed?  Stay informed the easy way - follow Medway_Council on Twitter or like our Facebook service updates and information page.