Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service are currently dealing with a number of storm related incidents across the county, mainly attending damaged buildings, fallen trees and other exterior structural issues. The increase in incidents is no more than we anticipated at this time and we are well resourced to attend and deal with results of the high wind. The Met Office have said that the peak wind for this region will last until around 3-3.30pm, we so are asking people to continue to follow advice which is being widely publicised on social media, TV and radio and in particular we are urging people to only drive if it is absolutely essential.
All agencies across the county are working well to support each other and ensure that we continue to keep Northamptonshire safe. We would like to thank colleagues from the Northamptonshire Emergency Planning Team, who are coordinating calls from people who require assistance, but do not need the emergency services. This is allowing us to attend hazardous incidents, that require immediate attention and could lead to issues affecting public safety.