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County Council Working to Keep People Safe

Published on: 18 Feb, 2022
Updated on: 18 Feb, 2022

Surrey County Council says it is working with partners to keep people safe and supported through Storm Eunice.

Surrey’s Local Resilience forum have been meeting this week in anticipation, bringing together partners from councils, emergency services, NHS, transport providers and utility companies.

A spokesperson said: “We are encouraging residents to stay at home and avoid travel if at all possible, and if required to travel with extreme caution.

“The majority of Surrey County Council services are running and open as usual, with extra crews made available on our highways ready to clear any fallen debris alongside tree surgeons. Residents can make reports here.

“For any electricity-related incident, people should call 105 and should not approach or touch any fallen power lines – keep well away.”

Registrars are continuing to work, with registry offices and the majority of libraries open. Public buildings are available for refuge and shelter if residents find themselves out during the worst of the weather.

All Covid testing and vaccination sites are closed today but frontline social care staff are still working to visit and support our most vulnerable residents, doing so safely and assessing risk on a case by case basis.

Local services such as bin collections, community centres and parks are managed through district and borough councils, with some closures and disruption likely.

The vast majority of Surrey Schools are currently on half term, and advice has been issued to early years settings – residents are asked to check with their provider.

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