Storm Eunice Useful Information and Contacts

February 18, 2022

With storm Eunice approaching Southend Council's teams are ready to deal with issues such as fallen trees, road closures and surface water.

Household waste recycling centres (HWRC's) will be closed today (Friday), and re-open Saturday subject to weather conditions recycling and waste collections are currently planned to continue as usual on Friday, but collections could be affected. Please tie bags up well and, where possible, only put full bags out for collection - this will help prevent them from moving in the wind and getting into the road. Please clip lids fully on your cardboard container and please ensure your food waste caddy is fully locked. Please take any empty containers or sacks back onto your property as soon after collection as you can.

The festival of light is cancelled today (Friday) - hopefully it can resume for its final day on Saturday. Southend Pier will be closed today (Friday)

All Southend’s libraries, Museums and Focal Point Gallery will be closed today (Friday)

Other useful information

Power cuts

Anyone experiencing a power cut should:

Visit UK Power Networks and enter your postcode to view a live power cut map, with details of individual power cuts call 105 free of charge to speak to a UK Power Network customer service team and report a power cut or damage to the electricity network

Fallen trees

Please report via MySouthend if you think there’s a risk to public safety, do not report it online, please call us immediately on 01702 215000


Visit the Met office website for severe weather warning updates

Visit GOV.UK for flood updates


The QE2 bridge will be closed from 5am (Friday)

Rail passengers are being advised to travel only if their journey is essential. Visit for travel updates on the C2C line. For Greater Anglia train updates go to

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is advising residents to ensure property and garden furniture is well secured and check in on any vulnerable neighbours and family members to make sure they are safe.


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