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Preston yellow weather warning as Storm Barra set to arrive this Tuesday

Posted on - 6th December, 2021 - 9:01am | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Preston weather
A windy Preston Docks Pic: Paul Melling
A windy Preston Docks Pic: Paul Melling

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for much of the UK, with strong winds expected in Preston on Tuesday.

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During Storm Barra, residents can expect road, rail, air and ferry transport delays, with some bus and train services affected.

There will be delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges, and some short term loss of power and other services is possible.

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Some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities will likely be affected by spray and large waves.

Before a storm, the Met has warned residents to:

  • Secure loose objects such as ladders, garden furniture or anything else that could be blown into windows and other glazing and break.
  • Close and securely fasten doors and windows, particularly those on the windward side of the house and large doors such as those on garages.
  • Park vehicles in a garage if available. Otherwise, keep them clear of buildings, trees, walls and fences.

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  • Close and secure loft trapdoors with bolts, especially if the roof pitch is less than 30°.
  • If the house has storm shutters over the windows, ensure they are closed and fastened.
  • If chimney stacks are tall and in poor condition, move beds away from areas directly below them.

During a storm:

  • Be careful not to touch any electrical/telephone cables that have been blown down or are still hanging.
  • Do not walk too close to walls, buildings and trees, as they may have weakened.
  • Ensure that any vulnerable neighbours or relatives are safe and help them make arrangements for any repairs.


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