Stay in if you can as storm worsens

Police are warning on Twitter that conditions are expected to worsen over the coming hours, so please take care on the roads and consider whether your journey is necessary.

If you do have to, drive to the conditions, keep your speed down and leave plenty of distance between you and other vehicles.

Otherwise, Please put your safety first and only go out if you really need to.

Around parts of the coast, people have been getting into bother watching big waves. Here’s an example from Torbay which led to a Coastguard warning.

Water is capable of knocking you off your feet, and also tends to hurl large rocks around. Off the Kent coast, a body has been found of a man who had fallen from a fuel tanker that had been anchored overnight in the harbour. Seas were very rough. In the last hour, Bude Fire Service was also out on a shout to help rescue an elderly man from his car trapped in water.


Images below from Torbay Coastguard.

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