|Red weather warning – stay safe, don’t put yourself at risk|
|A major incident has been declared after a red weather warning was issued for parts of Cornwall for Friday, February 18. |
Cornwall Council and its partners are working together to prepare and are ready to respond to reports of damage.
Storm Eunice is set to bring damaging winds across the whole of the peninsula, with the worst affected areas, including the whole of the North Cornwall coast, set to see the peak of the storm between 7am and noon on Friday. This is an extremely powerful storm. We are urging you not to travel unless absolutely necessary, and to stay away from exposed coastal areas. If you do have to make an essential journey – be prepared and expect disruption with possible road closures. Keep a look out for fallen trees and debris.The Met Office red warning, the highest level that can be issued, means there is a risk to life from flying debris. Other impacts could include: extremely high winds, with gusts of up to 80/90mph even 100mph around the coast and beaches especially around high tide (7am Friday morning) widespread and major disruption to travel, with all forms of travel impacted (road, rail, air, sea, ferry) structural damage mobile homes being overturned communications and power outages uprooted trees very hazardous conditions for the public temporary structures (e.g., trampolines) being lifted and blown onto roads and railways large waves and beach material being thrown onto coastal roads, sea fronts and homes, including flooding of some coastal properties.