Suffolk Police continue to respond to incidents relating to the current stormy conditions being experienced by the county.
Since midnight, police have taken in excess of 30 weather-related calls.
Many of these relate to trees down across roads but there have been several incidents where power lines have come down and one where damage was caused to a home in Beatrice Avenue in Felixstowe when a large tree fell onto the property. No one appears to have been injured.
Police have also taken a report of a section of warehouse roof on the railway line at Felixstowe Road in Ipswich and a tree and power cables down at Ipswich Road in Holbrook.
The Orwell Bridge remains closed, with diversions in place.
Police would ask people to heed the following advice:
– Consider whether your journey is essential. If you do venture out, be mindful that flying debris, gusts of high winds and obstructions will make journeys and outdoor activities more dangerous.
– If you have to travel, consider your mode of transport. Motorbikes and bicycles are particularly vulnerable in high cross winds.
A storm of this severity has the potential to overturn high-sided vehicles and caravans
– Steer clear of sea fronts and quays. High winds will also give large waves and spray along the coasts. Avoid woodland, beaches and exposed headlands.
– Consider how to minimise risk to yourself, your family and your property – and be a good neighbour if you know an elderly or vulnerable person who might need some help.
– Keep yourself up-to-date with the latest information by visiting the Met Office website or by tuning in to their local radio and TV news broadcasts – and, for travel information, monitor websites for local transport providers.
For all the latest news see Thursday’s (October 31) Echo.