Information and advice on storms

Strong winds and rain have the potential to cause widespread disruption and even danger to life. Even moderate rain can reduce your ability to see and be seen.

What to do if there is a storm

Before the storm you should:

During the storm you should:

  • follow advice on the Met Office website on staying safe during a storm
  • avoid travel if necessary, or if you must travel, allow for extra time
  • not drive through the water if roads are flooded - the safest advice is to turn around
  • choose main roads if you can, and keep an eye out for gaps between trees, buildings or bridges where you may be exposed to side winds 
  • stay indoors as much as possible
  • report any damage to infrastructure

After the storm you should:

  • check that vulnerable relatives and neighbours are safe and help them arrange repairs if necessary
  • be cautious when walking close to walls, fences and trees which may have been weakened by the storm