UK Storm

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What HappenedA strong storm is forecast to hit Great Britain on October 27 / 28.
Commuters are being warned of travel disruption on Monday as a storm bringing severe gale-force winds and rain starts to move across England and Wales.
Gusts of up to 80mph (130km/h) are predicted as the weather hits the South West then moves north and eastwards and there are fears of flooding and damage.
National & Regional LinksEnvironment Agency:

Sussex Police:

Emergency NumbersIn any Emergency call  999 !Sussex Police – 101

Lincolnshire Police – 101

Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue – 01522 582222

UtilitiesWater: Power:  on Twitter: @southernelec @southernelecPD

UK Power Networks ‏@UKPowerNetworks 29m

If you see power cables down in South East from #ukstorm.Stay clear and report them asap to @UKPowerNetworks 0800 783 8866 or 01243 50 8866

UK Power Networks ‏@UKPowerNetworks 30m

Trying to call @ukpowernetworks from your mobile? #powercut #ukstorm Call 01243 50 8838 which is an alternative to our 0800 number.#ukstorm.

Traditional l Media and blogsBBC: Island Surf Cam:
Twitter@[email protected]




Hashtags#UKstorm #StJude #Storm2013 #Stormuk2013
Maps and Situational awareness reportsCrowdmap: Map:

Road Closures:

London Travel:



SustainSustain is food shelter water – are shelters being opened, where (add it below)?  Is there a soup/feeding solution being offered where when?  Is ice or water being provided where when?


ReuniteUse Text messaging or update your social media status if voice lines are busy.  Also, you can contact the Red Crescent Society for assistance in locating missing family members
Red CrossBritish Red Cross0844 871 1111 (within UK) (44) 2071 3879 00 (from outside UK)
Animals in DisasterList of Animal Rescues/Shelters: of Veterinarians:
Directory of UK Wildlife Rehabilitators and Hospitals:
Donations (In kind or physical donation needs)
Urgent Needs Information
Transportation, Infrastructure and Road Conditions:Roads: users are advised to take extra care when travelling. High-sided vehicles, caravans, motorbikes and other vulnerable vehicles are advised to take extra care when travelling due to the increased risk of vehicles being blown over.



Trains will not operate before 09:00am


Airports: Flights disruptions expected





Flood warning/alert:

As of 19h37, 27 October: 99 flood alerts, 3 flood warnings in force

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Volunteers reporting in: Justine, Nadia, Scott, Cindy, Chris, Christoph, Alice