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Storm Ciarán

As you may be aware from media reports, Storm Ciarán is set to cross the south of England on Thursday.

We are liaising with our partners in the Kent Resilience Forum and monitoring the situation locally.

There are currently no planned changes to recycling and waste collections or any other Council services on Thursday 2 November. Should any last-minute changes to services be necessary, updates will be posted on this page and our social media accounts.

This page was last updated at 5pm on Wednesday 1 November 2023.

Met Office updates

You can find up to date information about Storm Ciarán and local weather warnings on the Met Office website (opens in a new window).

Check for flooding

The GOV.UK check for flooding service (opens in a new window) allows you to check:

  • current flood warnings or alerts in your area
  • river, sea, groundwater and rainfall levels
  • flood risk in the next 5 days

Local transport and roads

Please check with local transport providers if you are planning to use public transport during the coming days, as some services may be disrupted.

You can find details of local public transport providers on our website.

Drivers can keep up to date with the latest travel information by following @KentHighways on X (formerly Twitter) (opens in a new window).

Issues on local roads can be reported to KCC online (opens in a new window) or in an emergency by calling 03000 419191.

Fallen trees

If a Council-owned tree has fallen, but is not blocking a road or pavement and is not a safety concern, please report it online (opens in a new window).

If a tree is blocking a road or pavement, please call Kent County Council to report this emergency on 03000 418181 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) or 03000 419191 at all other times.

Priority Services Register

UK Power Networks offer free extra help to people living in vulnerable circumstances, who are on its Priority Services Register.

You can sign up to the Priority Services Register here (opens in a new window).