Shelters will open in London from Thursday as Storm Eunice approaches the UK, while similar moves have been announced by Cornwall Council, Breckland Council near Norfolk and Stoke-On City Council -Trent
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Councils across the UK were set up to help homeless people shelter and halt rubbish collection as Storn Eunice beats the country on Friday.
As the storm approaches, local authorities are activating the Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP), which will provide emergency shelter for those fast asleep.
Shelters will be opened in London on Thursday evening (February 17) for those who doze off, mayor Sadiq Khan announced today.
Cornwall Council, Breckland Council near Norfolk and Stoke-On-Trent City Council are among councils across the country to have announced similar moves.
This program usually works when the temperature drops below freezing.
SWEP forces homeless councils and charities to open emergency shelters for people who are having trouble sleeping in potentially life-threatening weather conditions.
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Mr Khan tweeted: “StormEunice is expected to bring extreme winds across London this evening. We are opening emergency shelters for anyone fast asleep to have a warm and safe place to stay. resident.
“Help connect those who are fast asleep with local services that can support them.”
It is reported that all recycling bins and collections for Bristol have been postponed because of Hurricane Eunice, with the same occurring in Dorset and the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole area.
Newport City Council in Wales and Huntingdonshire County Council in Cambridgeshire also said garbage collection would not take place.
A statement from Southampton City Council said: “All garbage collection services in Southampton will be postponed on Friday due to the Met Office warning of the possible risk of injury or life-threatening injury. caused by Storm Eunice.
“The decision to cancel the collection was made to protect the public and staff from flying debris, fallen trees and branches, and the dangers of unloading bins from the scrap truck’s lift in windy conditions. very strong. .
All scheduled collection of household waste, recyclables, garden waste, glass recycling, commercial waste, large trash cans (used in apartment blocks) and public waste collections Paid (larger kerbside collection) will be canceled tomorrow.
“Residents are advised not to leave trash cans out as they could be blown away.
“We’ll try to do catch-up collections as soon as possible, more information will be available as soon as it becomes available.”
West England Underground mayor Dan Norris has urged residents to exercise extreme caution and take all possible precautions.
“I urge all locals to act sensibly and take all reasonable precautions with Storm Eunice’s approach,” he said.
“People should stay indoors if possible and travel only if absolutely necessary.
“Don’t risk your safety and play your part in easing the pressure on our excellent emergency services.”
In Somerset, all schools, colleges and other council services will be closed.
All waste collection will be suspended, recycling centers and libraries closed.
Bristol City Council has advised schools to close in the city because weather.
In Ceredigion, all council services will be suspended on Friday, including leisure centers and swimming pools, museums, libraries and waste collection services.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/homeless-shelters-open-help-rough-26262455 Homeless shelters will open to help those who have trouble sleeping as Typhoon Eunice hits the country