High winds associated with Storm Arwen are expected to hit Merseyside between 9pm on Friday 26 November and 9am on Saturday 27 November. According to the MET Office, gusts of up to 60 to 70 mph are expected. Some areas may even experience gusts in excess of 70 mph. This is likely to cause travel disruption and damage. The high winds may cause various issues including:
- Flying debris is likely and could lead to injuries or danger to life
- Probably damage to trees, temporary structures and buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs
- Longer journey times and cancellations likely, as road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected
- Some roads and bridges likely to close
- There is a good chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage
- Injuries and danger to life is likely from large waves and beach material being thrown onto coastal roads, sea fronts and properties
Further information on the weather warning can be found on the MET Office website including information regarding staying safe during storms: Stay safe in a storm – Met Office
If you want to report highway issues, damage to buildings or structures such as street furniture and traffic signals you can contact the Council on 0151 489 6000.
In the event of an emergency you should always contact the emergency services on 999.