The prime minister has been on a call with various government departments and agencies about plans to ensure people are protected from tonight’s storm.
The call was attended by Ministers of Transport, the Highways Agency, the Met Office, the Environment Agency, the Department for Communities and Local Government, and the Cabinet Office.
The Prime Minister received an update from the Met Office and the Environment Agency about the risk of the storm and the associated flooding. You will continue to monitor the situation closely.
The Ministers of Transport, the Department of Municipalities and Local Government and the Cabinet Office briefed the Prime Minister on preparations and contingency planning in the areas of transport, local authorities, schools, health and electricity supply. The Prime Minister heard the storm could have far-reaching effects, but transport companies, local governments, emergency services and utilities have plans to respond.
People are advised to keep up to date with the latest developments