SHDC and Met Office Issue Severe Weather Warning Between 03:00 Fri 18 Feb 2022 and 21:00 Fri 18 Feb 2022
Be prepared for Storm Eunice Storm Eunice is forecast to bring significant disruption to the South Hams and West Devon on Friday so be prepared as it may cause significant disruption due to extremely strong winds on Friday 18th February 2022.
Published: 14 February 2022
What to expect:
- There is a good chance that flying debris could result in a danger to life-Damage to buildings and homes is likely, with roofs blown off and power lines brought down
- Roads, bridges and railway lines are likely to close,with delays and cancellations to bus, train, ferryservices and flights
- There is a good chance that power cuts, possibly prolonged, could occur and possibly affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage-Large waves are likely and beach material is likely to be thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties.
- It is likely there will be falling branches and some uprooted tree.
In the South Hams, coastal areas exposed to strong westerly winds, which combine with high spring tides and heavy overnight rain on Thursday and Friday morning, could be particularly vulnerable.
The South West Coast is expected to flood, so please stay away from exposed coastal areas.
For more information:
Floodline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can speak to a trained operator who can offer immediate advice on flood risk, and what to do before, during and after a flood. You can call Floodline on 0345 988 1188.
The Environment Agency also has information on protecting your home from flooding
The advice is not to drive unless absolutely essential. If you need to travel, get the latest information from Devon County Council
If you have a car, think about where you have parked it. Try to avoid parking under trees.
⚡ Storm Eunice is likely to cause disruption to power supplies. In the event of a power cut, please call 105. Take a look at Western Power’s latest information here.
For the latest weather warning and guidance across, go to the Met Office
You can also find more information, including advice on protecting your property from flooding, on our website: South Hams
For more information follow this link:https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/w…
Please take care.