On standby for Storm Dennis

Teams of contractors and council staff are on standby to help keep Telford and Wrekin moving in the event of damage from Storm Dennis over the coming weekend.

The Met Office has issued yellow warnings for strong winds and heavy rain from Dennis 

Teams are on standby to deal with issues such as trees felled by strong winds or localised flooding.

The Council and its contractors dealt with 36 reports of trees down last weekend during Storm Ciara and emergency tree teams from contractor idverde will be on standby this weekend in addition our general rapid response teams.

Council teams also on standby working with the Environment Agency to prepare the Wharfage in Ironbridge should we need to deploy flood barriers 

What to do if you see a tree down or flooding

It’s an emergency if it is: 


•Blocking a path or road access to property – 

•snapped or blown over

•fallen on to house or car


•Surface water flooding blocking a path or road 

•The water is covering the entire road

•There is risk of water entering a property

In an emergency only for these issues please call 03451 559955 (out of hours). 

If it’s not an emergency, please report these issues via our website or My Telford 

Report tree issues here

Report flooding issues here 

Cllr Richard Overton, cabinet lead for neighbourhoods said: "The teams were very quick to respond to what Storm Ciara threw at us. We hope that Storm Dennis proves less of a challenge and that the public continue to help us by being our eyes for things happening across the borough.”

Date: 14 February 2020 | Source: Telford Council