Update: Friday 3 November
Storm Ciarán has passed through and the council is moving into the clean up of the damage. We are working with our contractor to arrange to remove fallen trees that are our responsibility, and continuing to talk to colleagues in other agencies around the forecast for further rain this weekend. There is a yellow weather warning in place for rain tomorrow (Saturday 4 November). Please keep checking the flood warnings on the government website.
The Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP) has been stood down.
Update: Thursday 2 November
Storm Ciarán is forecast to continue causing problems with wind and rain throughout today and into tomorrow (Friday 3 November).
Bin collections are due to happen as scheduled, we will update here and on social media if things change.
Please continue to stay away from the seafront and town centre and keep yourself safe from potential flying debris.
Wednesday 1 November
The council is preparing for Storm Ciarán, which is forecast to hit later today, Wednesday 1 November, with a Met Office weather warning of strong winds and heavy rain overnight and into Thursday 2 November.
We will be updating this page with service updates and information where possible over the next few days.
If you find a fallen tree on council land, please report it to firstname.lastname@example.org. These will be prioritised by our contractor.
Bin collections are currently still happening, we will update if this changes.
The Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP) has been activated in the Hastings Borough Council area.
The council has been working with the Seaview Project to provide a place of overnight safety for rough sleepers during the severe weather expected on Wednesday 1 November and Thursday 2 November.
The overnight centre will be open from 6pm at the Seaview Project, Hatherley Road, St Leonards on Sea, TN37 6LB. Rough sleepers will be able to access hot drinks, food, and other facilities such as showers and dry clothes.
We are continuing to offer support to rough sleepers this winter including support to find a longer term home. If you are concerned about someone who is rough sleeping, let us know at https://thestreetlink.org.uk
You can check if there are flood warnings or alerts at your address on the government website, and also sign up for alerts. You can sign up for your home or business, or that of friends or family if you have caring responsibilities.
You can find out advice on being weather ready on the Met Office Weather Ready webpages.
There is advice on flood prevention.