8 February 2020 Transport and roads

Storm Ciara weather warning, SWEP open during day on Sunday 9 Feb

Storm Ciara is expected to cause widespread disruption this weekend with very strong winds forecast. 

The Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP) shelter will be open all day tomorrow (Sunday) for the homeless community at Brighton Town Hall due to the adverse weather conditions predicted for Sunday daytime.  

This means people staying overnight at the shelter overnight will not have to leave in the morning as usual and homeless people needing shelter during the day will have somewhere to be safe. More information about SWEP and help for rough sleepers is here

What to expect from the storm:

  • Injuries and danger to life from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties
  • Flying debris could lead to injuries or danger to life
  • Some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs is expected
  • Longer journey times and cancellations, as road, rail, air and ferry services affected
  • Some roads and bridges closed
  • Power cuts with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage

Please only report fallen trees and hazards causing an immediate danger to 999.

To report other debris and damage, please use the numbers below.

Dangerous structures, fallen trees and lampposts in Brighton & Hove     
01273 292 229  

Damaged telephone lines and poles                                                         
0800 023 2023

UK Power Network                                                                                    
0800 316 3105

Please stay safe.