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Red Weather Warning - Advice

Jersey Met have issued a Red warning for tonight, with winds potentially reaching Force 10. Winds will be at their worst between midnight and 3am and there may also be heavy rain showers.

Following a multi-agency meeting today, plans are in place to deal with the response tonight as effectively as possible. Station Commander Marc Le Cornu of Jersey Fire & Rescue has offered some safety advice for the public.

BEFORE –
Secure loose object such as garden furniture, bins, trampolines, plant pots etc.
Help vulnerable friends or neighbours to prepare, if they need it.
Secure doors & windows so they aren’t ripped out by the wind.
Park cars in safe areas to avoid potential damage from falling debris.
Clear outdoor drains from debris to avoid possible flooding.
Boat owners, check you moorings.
Building Site Operators, make sure sites are secure before leaving

DURING
Stay indoors
If you must go out, expect falling debris such as roof tiles, branches and possibly falling trees.
Don’t drive unless absolutely necessary.
If you do drive, put lights on and drive at a slower speed and expect to find debris on the road.
Don’t go outside to repair damage until the storm has passed.

AFTER
Don’t touch any fallen damaged cables
Be wary of potentially weakened trees, branches and roof tiles when venturing out.
Help vulnerable friends and neighbours to make any arrangements for repairs.

 

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