Cheshire East Council is flying its flags at half-mast as a mark of respect for the person known to have died in the Wood Flour Mill tragedy at Bosley near Macclesfield.
Flags on municipal buildings in Crewe, Macclesfield and Sandbach have been lowered and the Leader of the Council, Michael Jones is urging all other businesses and organisations in Cheshire East and Staffordshire Moorlands, that have a flag to do the same.
Teams from the Council are continuing to work closely with the community and the various agencies to offer and provide support, help and guidance wherever required.
Rescue teams are still trying to locate three other missing people following Friday’s explosions and fire.
Anyone in need of help and advice can call the Council helpline number 0300 123 5034.
At least two offers of employment have been made by local companies and the Council is working hard behind the scenes to identify other potential employment opportunities for some 50 people who will have lost their jobs as a result of the incident.
A drop-in centre has been set up at the Bosley St. Mary’s Primary School, Leek Road, Macclesfield SK11 0NX where members of the community can seek help and advice about benefits, employment opportunities and housing.