STORM EUNICE – RED WEATHER WARNING
Published: Thursday, 17 February, 2022
A severe weather warning has been issued by the Met Office from 7am tomorrow until midday (Friday, February 18).
- RISK OF TIDAL SURGE FLOODING AND HIGH WINDS
- MAJOR INCIDENT DECLARED - DANGER TO LIFE THROUGH HIGH WINDS
Storm Eunice is likely to cause significant disruption and dangerous conditions due to extremely strong winds.
What to expect:
- River Severn flood defences are expected to be overtopped by a tidal surge.
- Flying debris resulting in danger to life
- Damage to buildings and homes, with roofs blown off and power lines brought down
- Uprooted trees
- Roads, bridges and railway lines closed, with delays and cancellations to public transport and flights
- Power cuts affecting other services, such as mobile phone coverage
- Large waves and beach material being thrown onto coastal roads, sea fronts and homes, including flooding of some coastal properties
What you need to do:
- If you live in a flood risk area, you are advised to leave your home and stay with family or friends if possible.
- If you are unable to do that, you are advised to move to the nearest rest centre from 7am on Friday, February 18.
Rest centre information:
Sharpness Village Hall, Oldminster Road, Sharpness, GL13 9NA.
Whitminster Village Hall, School Lane, Whitminster, Gloucester, GL2 7NT
- If you are isolating due to Coronavirus, you should still leave your property – please wear a mask, stay in a separate room if possible, and open a window if safe to do so.
- Weather - Met Office: metoffice.gov.uk
- Flooding - Environment Agency: gov.uk/government/organisations/environment-agency and prepare for localised flooding: www.stroud.gov.uk/environment/flooding-and-drainage
- Highways - Report highways emergencies 08000 514514. Drive slowly & safely. Beware of storm damage including fallen trees, and loose manhole covers that may be hidden by puddles. gloucestershire.gov.uk
- Danger to life – dial 999
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