Posted on 20 October 2017
The Met Office has issued warnings that Storm Brian is expected to bring damaging winds and rain to the UK in the coming days.
In the event Storm Brian hits during this weekend, we are likely to experience a high number of emergency calls. All other requests should be made via the online contact forms or the Hyde App.
Any leaks occurring from roof damage cannot be attended to during high winds, so if the adverse weather continues, leaks will need to be contained until this work can be safely carried out. If you do have an emergency please contact us.
You can also check out our useful short films to remind yourself of what is covered under landlord repairs and what is the residents' responsibility. A reminder that we do not carry out replacement or repairs to dividing fences (the fence between you and your neighbour). Any communal fencing which is our responsibility, will need to be reported once the storm has passed, alternatively you can log this via the communal repairs form on our website.
Top tips to help prepare for the bad weather
Make sure you have a working torch to hand for use in the event of any power failure. If you and your neighbours do experience a total power failure the National Grid Supplier will recover the situation, if it’s just your power failure check your fuse board to see if the fuses need to be reset.
If you have a balcony try to ensure any items for example, plant pots or furniture are secure and not resting against balcony screens. Any items that the wind can catch should be removed and placed within your property.
Secure any garden furniture and take down washing lines which might get damaged in high winds.
Check up on any elderly or vulnerable neighbours.