Storm Ophelia – In the event of a breakdown follow this important advice for your safety

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Storm Ophelia - In the event of a breakdown follow this important advice

Storm Ophelia – In the event of a breakdown follow this important advice for your safety

Status Red weather warnings have been issued nationwide as Hurricane Ophelia is set to hit today. Violent and destructive gusts are forecast with all areas at risk, and in particular the southwest and the south this morning, and eastern counties throughout the afternoon. 

This is already a fatal weather event.

Please take note of the following advice:

  • Avoid all unnecessary travel while the storm is passing
  • Listen to local radio and national media broadcasts regarding the current weather situation
  • Stay away from coastal areas, due to the risk of freak waves
  • Park away from trees or other tall objects
  • Stay indoors – keep yourself and your family safe

If you do absolutely have to travel:

  • Expect the unexpected
  • Pay particular attention to the risk posed by fallen trees and flying debris
  • Use dipped headlights in times of poor visibility
  • Stock an emergency kit. Recommended items include: a flashlight and batteries, hand-warmers, blankets, drinking water, jumper cables, and standalone emergency lights or flares.

In the event of a breakdown

  • Make sure you’re in a safe place. Move your vehicle off the road if possible or pull up onto the hard shoulder if on a motorway
  • Put your hazard warning lights on
  • Stay well away from moving traffic

This is an unprecedented weather event so take heed of emergency services warning and stay indoors and off the roads.

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