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Met Office issues red weather warning with ‘stay indoors’ alert as Storm Eunice will bring 100mph winds

by LLB Reporter
17th Feb 22 11:26 am

The Met Office has issued a red weather warning with “danger to life” as Storm Eunice will being winds of up to 100mph in the UK.

The red alert is in place for southwest England and the Met Office has issued a “danger to life” amber alert covering nearly the whole of England.

There are warnings of more power outages and in some areas there are warning of snow and blizzard conditions.

The Met Office said the red warning means “dangerous weather is expected” and it is “very likely that there will be a risk to life, with substantial disruption to travel, energy supplies and possibly widespread damage to property and infrastructure.”

They are strongly advising the public to “stay indoors as much as possible” and “if you do go out, try not to walk or shelter close to buildings and trees.”

“Keep away from the sheltered side of boundary walls and fences – if these structures fail, they will collapse on this side.

“Do not go outside to repair damage while the storm is in progress, if possible, enter and leave your house through doors in the sheltered side, closing them behind you.

“Open internal doors only as needed, and close them behind you, take care when driving on exposed routes such as bridges, or high open roads, delay your journey or find alternative routes if possible.

“Slow down and be aware of side winds, particular care should be taken if you are towing or are a high sided vehicle” and “do not drive unless your journey is really necessary.”

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