Storm Eunice continues to bring high winds as it passes through Cornwall into Devon and Wales. With numerous fallen trees and roofs blown off, the warning to avoid travel remains in place, unless absolutely necessary. If you do have to make a journey please take extreme care and expect road closures and disruption due to fallen trees and debris. Do not do anything to put yourself at risk.

Cornwall’s multi agency Tactical Command Group, led by Superintendent Steve Lenney, remains open with Cllr Martyn Alvey, Cabinet Member for Environment, part of the multi-agency group.

Update at 1pm, Friday 18 February 2022

Know issues in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service has issued an urgent call for people to stay away from the Sennen Lifeboat Centre. The roof has been blown off and is in the road and is LIVE with power still attached. With metal railings nearby there is a real risk of electrocution

With reports of young people climbing onto seawalls and people swimming in the sea, the Coastguard and Police are imploring people to stay away from coastal areas and seafronts – and to not put their own or rescuers lives at risk.

There are a number of fallen trees and dangerous damage to roofs and Cornwall Fire and Rescue are advising caution to anyone that absolutely has to be out and about

There has been serious damage to the roof of Penmount Crematorium. All remaining services have been cancelled for today. Our building control service will be assessing the damage, as soon as it is safe to do so, with a view to expediating repairs

The Tamar Bridge remains closed to high sided vehicles, due to high winds, but remains open for other vehicles.

The A390 Lostwithiel to West Taphouse is closed, with a large tree down

Bude is currently experiencing significant winds, reported to be nearly 100mph, and a large tree has fallen in the town centre.

Highways are extremely busy with over 200 emergency calls, due to a number of fallen trees across Cornwall. To report a fallen tree please call Cornwall Council on 0300 1234 222

There are a number of properties with damaged roofs and whole roofs and roof debris causing issues. Everyone is advised to take extreme care if they absolutely have to be out and about. Inspections to damaged structures will be carried out once it is safe to do so.

There are now nearly 26,000 homes in Cornwall without power, with teams working hard to return power. With temperatures dropping Cornwall Council is asking people to check on any vulnerable family and neighbours.

Connon Bridge Household Waste and Recycling Centre (HWRC) remains closed due to a fallen tree.

Bulky waste collections are cancelled today. Biffa will contact anyone, scheduled to have a collection, on Monday to rearrange collection.

All Covid testing centres in Cornwall are closed until tomorrow, please check the NHS website before attending.

The mass Covid vaccination site at Stithians is closed until Monday, while structural inspections take place.

The Isles of Scilly has no significant wind and storm damage to report, although sea state is still very rough.

All flood warnings are to be downgraded to flood alerts.

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