Update 17 February 2022

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Storm Eunice

Following on from the high winds and wet weather brought by Storm Dudley yesterday, Flintshire County Council is now preparing for the arrival of Storm Eunice tomorrow, Friday 18 February.

The Met Office has issued an Amber weather warning North Wales and Red weather warning for most parts of South Wales. There are forecasts of winds of up to 90-100 mph in some coastal areas.

It is currently predicted that tomorrow’s storm will be more severe than yesterday. Public sector partners across North Wales are working together to protect life and minimise harm and has recommended that all educational establishments across North Wales should close tomorrow. Our position here in Flintshire is that all schools – local authority maintained, voluntary aided, voluntary controlled and foundation schools – will follow this direction and close.

North Wales Police are also advising people to keep away from the coast and rivers and minimise travel. We are advising against visiting the Dee Estuary. All Council employees, who are not delivering essential front line services, are being asked to work from home and suspend non-essential site visits and meetings.

The Council is monitoring the situation here in Flintshire closely based on the most up to date forecasts and predictions, and in order to maintain the safety of both our residents and our workforce. 

The following services will not operate on Friday 18 February:

  • Household recycling and waste collections*

  • Household Recycling Centres

  • Bulky waste collections operated by Flintshire Refurbs

  • Nappy and AHP collections

  • Social Services Day Centres

  • Flintshire Connects Centres

  • Ty Dewi Sant Reception

  • All Flintshire woodland sites including Wepre Park and Greenfield Valley

Flintshire Bridge will be closed between 6am and 6pm - You can now sign up to receive Flintshire Bridge Closure Alerts direct to your personal email.To subscribe, click here.

The Council’s Contact Centre 01352 702121 will be open between 8.30am and 5.30pm. Our team will be working hard to take your calls, however, it is likely that phone lines will be busy and it may take us a little longer to answer. If your matter is not urgent please consider waiting until next week to make contact or alternatively go to www.flintshire.gov.uk.

We will provide regular updates throughout the day tomorrow on how the weather is affecting Council services. You will be able to find these on our website www.flintshire.gov.uk/WeatherUpdates and by following us on Twitter @FlintshireCC.

*Residents who are expecting a waste or recycling collection tomorrow are asked to not place items at the kerbside and store items securely inside the property - all collections are suspended tomorrow. Recycling will be collected on the next scheduled recycling day and further information will be issued about waste collections. We plan to catch-up early next week.