Troops are ready to help, says minister – as Cobra emergency committee is convened

The Government’s emergency response committee has been convened to prepare for Storm Eunice, a minister has confirmed.

Home Office minister Damian Hinds told ITV’s Good Morning Britain: “Cobra have been convened about making sure the readiness is in place for this storm. Obviously it comes right on the back of Storm Dudley.

“We have had to learn a lot of lessons from previous events like Storm Arwen and others.

“There are troops as you know at readiness if needed, if military assistance is called for, the Environment Agency are of course on the ground, the network operators themselves are also in readiness.”