Emergency services declare major incident
London Fire Brigade has declared a major incident in response to the volume of 999 calls over Storm Eunice.
According to the BBC around ‘550 calls were taken in 2.5 hours today – more than the average number usually taken in a 24-hour period.’
South Central Ambulance Service also declared a critical incident, warning that disruptions on the roads were affecting response times.
Paul Jefferies, assistant director of operations, said “declaring a critical incident allows services to seek further support, adding that they will focus on reaching patients with life-threatening or serious injuries and illnesses first.”
Updates to follow.
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