Storm Eunice update – widespread disruption is likely across Devon tomorrow

Storm Eunice: ‘extremely strong winds’ to peak on Friday and continue over weekend

Read Devon County Council’s news update on Storm Eunice by clicking on this link for more information and advice covering travel, power cuts, school closures, school and public transport, NHS services, flooding, updates via social media etc. : NEWS UPDATE LINK

Widespread disruption is likely across Devon tomorrow (Friday 18 February) as the south west is expected to be battered by gale force winds caused by Storm Eunice.

Peak ‘Red Warning’ winds of up to 80 miles per hour inland and 90 miles per hour in coastal areas are likely from 7.00am – 12.00 noon, while an Amber Alert is currently in place until 6.00pm on Saturday, with strong winds set to last over the weekend.

In preparation, Devon County Council has drafted in extra staff to their Network Operations Control Centre and extra highways teams will be ready to respond. Teams of tree-surgeons will also be on stand-by to clear any fallen trees on the county’s roads.

The Met Office website has some useful information about what you can do to prepare for the storm, stay safe and protect your property.