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Keeping residents safe during Storm Doris

Waltham Forest residents are being urged to travel carefully and keep an eye out for any incidents as Storm Doris is expected to bring high winds and stormy conditions to the borough until at least 8pm this evening (23 February).

The Council’s Neighbourhoods team have already responded to a number of incidents and are taking steps to support residents, clear debris and prevent further incidents

Incidents are being treated on a priority basis. Around 15 fallen trees have been reported to the Council, and officers are out across the borough securing branches and street furniture to prevent them from causing hazards for residents.

Cllr Clyde Loakes, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Environment said: “It’s been a busy day for our officers already and our teams are out all over the borough responding to incidents and making sure out residents are being protected.

“I urge residents to travel very carefully at this time, and check on vulnerable neighbours and relatives to make sure they are safe. You should also make sure any items kept outside your property are secured so it can’t cause any damage during the high winds.”

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