Hull Tidal Barrier
The Hull Tidal Barrier.

Storm Dennis: Hull teams on standby this weekend

With Storm Dennis expected to reach Hull tomorrow, Hull City Council and its partners are already on standby.

As the city was hit by Storm Ciara last week, teams battled to keep disruption to a minimum in the city.

Those teams will again be ready after a yellow warning for wind was put in place across the Hull area – though Storm Dennis is not expected to cause the same levels of disruption.

The Met Office also issued an amber weather warning for rain, with downpours forecast across Yorkshire from about 3pm tomorrow – though considerably less rainfall is expected in Hull than in other areas.

With the ground already saturated, the city is likely to see a reaction in river levels and surface water ponding in low spots.

Hull City Council and its partners Yorkshire Water and the Environment Agency have resources on standby, while the Environment Agency’s incident room will be open.

Hull’s tidal barrier will be in operation throughout the weekend and pumping stations will be operated when required.

Andy Burton, assistant director of Streetscene at Hull City Council, said: “As with during Storm Ciara, Hull City Council teams will work closely with the Environment Agency, Humberside Police, Humberside Fire and Rescue Service and the Met Office to minimise any disruption caused by weather this weekend.

“All incidents that took place during Storm Ciara were managed effectively by council teams, ensuring only essential road closures were in place and traffic could continue to flow.”

Residents are asked to remain alert and to follow this advice.


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