Incident Watch

THE LATEST INFORMATION  ON CURRENT AND ONGOING INCIDENTS

During major incidents such as flooding, fires or other disruptive events, the latest information and regular updates will be posted here.


MOST RECENTLY –

TERRORIST INCIDENT IN WESTMINSTER –
(22 March 2017)

Latest updates were provided via the BBC LIVE STREAM

The Live Stream ended at 21:21 on 24 March.  You can view the sequence of events via the above link for a limited period.

24 March – The BBC continues to provide ongoing information as more details come to light and police outline specific information they are seeking from the public.

23 March 17:30 – Roads are being closed in the area surrounding Trafalgar Square ahead of candlelit vigil.

The incident occurred around 14:.45 and parliament buildings remained in lock down until 19:30 hrs, with some Members of Parliament being evacuated to Westminster Abbey.  The police cordon, covering a few square miles, was further extended.  Much of the cordon remains in place. Live traffic reports and details of road closures are available on
the TFL Traffic status website.

PC Keith Palmer, who was stabbed, died at the scene. Confirmed deaths have risen to 5, including the perpetrator Khalid Masood who was shot by police.  Over 40 others have been injured, seven of whom were critical.

At present police are satisfied there was only one assailant.  However premises were raided overnight in Forest Gate (East London), Wales, Surrey, Sussex and Birmingham. Eight people are understood to have been arrested.  Indications are that the car used in the attack was hired in Birmingham.

The Metropolitan Police Casualty Bureau numbers are 0800 056 0944 and 0207 158 0010.

Anyone worried about family or friends involved in the incident should call Casualty Bureau on either number listed above and choose Option 1.

Anyone involved in the incident, please call Casualty Bureau on either number listed above and choose Option 2.

A ‘Safety Check’ page on Facebook allowed people to confirm that they were are safe.


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STORM DORIS – (23 February 2017)

Latest information across the UK followed via the BBC LIVE STREAM

The Live Stream ended at 19:03 on 23 February.  You can view the sequence of events via the above link for a limited period.


RISK OF TIDAL FLOODING – EAST COAST (13-14 January 2017)

No significant flooding occurred during the storm surge and this is no longer of concern

Information is constantly updated by the main agencies.

HOW TO MINIMISE THE IMPACT OF FLOODING – statement issued by the ABI
ADVICE AND GUIDANCE FOR PROPERTY OWNERS is available on the ABI website
TWITTER can be a valuable source for the most immediate news: @EnvAgency  @MetOffice  @HighwaysEngland  while guidance is regularly posted by  @BritishInsurers  @floodre

Flood Warnings for England, shown on our Home page, are always current

and link directly to the Environment Agency for full details

THE BBC LIVE STREAM ENDED at 05:10 am on 14 January

Status report from the BBC at 05:10 am 14 January:

Storm surge updates: Here’s what happened

Thanks for joining us for our live updates covering the predicted storm surges
and flooding along the east coast of England and icy weather across the rest of the UK.

  • Most places have escaped the predicted flooding as a change in wind direction meant the high tide and tidal surge did not hit at the same time.
  • Residents evacuated in Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk are being advised they can return to their homes.
  • Seventeen severe flood warnings remain in place.
  • Forecasters predict another cold day is in store for most of the UK with a chilly north-westerly wind.
  • It will stay dry and sunny for most, but wintry showers will blow into Wales and the south-west, soon turning to rain. Some snow showers may affect the far east of the country.