- Storm A Brewing Down South
I got an email from my insurance co…
Helping you keep your home safe
Handy hints to prepare for wet weather
Dear Mr 2unfit
Weather forecasters have issued flood warnings over the coming days. So, as a precaution for everyone, we’ve put together some tips and advice to help keep homes safe in the stormy weather.
We’re hoping very few areas will be seriously affected – but it’s a good idea to make a few preparations just in case. You can visit the Environment Agency website to find out if there are flood warnings near you.
Put together an emergency kit in case you’re stuck in your home – you could include waterproof clothes, non-perishable food, bottled water and any medication that you take
Have a battery-powered radio for local alerts
Keep your mobile phone fully charged – and make sure you have useful numbers that you may need, like AXA’s home insurance claim line:
0844 874 0218*
It’s always a good idea to keep important documents, including insurance policies, upstairs in your home or at a high level, preferably in a waterproof container
Make sure you know how to shut-off gas, electricity, oil-fired heating and water, even in the dark
Sand bags, flood sacks, door guards and air brick covers can also stop or slow water getting into your home. A good DIY store should stock these items.
Please make sure your home is well maintained to prevent leaks as damage due to wear and tear may not be covered
Turn off your water, gas and electricity
Unplug all electrical items – store smaller items somewhere high or upstairs
Put plugs into sinks and weigh them down with something heavy
Move personal possessions, valuables and any light furniture upstairs
Leave internal doors open
If there is no time to take down curtains, hang them over the rail so they are kept above the flood water
At AXA we know that little things mean a lot when you’re looking after your home – and these tips could make a big difference.
We hope that nobody needs to worry about flooding. Rest assured, we’ll be here to help.
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I’m suitably scared, 😉Posted 4 years agomatt_outandaboutSubscriber
Only 60mph wind? Oh come on, can’t we have a proper storm?…Posted 4 years ago
It was fun…
😀 😆 😯 😕CountZeroMember
Just copied this from WeatherPro:
“End of October storms of the past and future
On Monday there is potential for a deep low pressure to move eastwards across England and this could bring stormy conditions to the south of Britain. A few days out there is a lot of uncertainty – if the low tracks further south the strongest winds will be over the Channel or northern France, a little further north and more of the UK could experience the windy weather. Yet the low hasn’t even developed yet. A series of elements need to come together to cause this low pressure to develop and deepen. One element is already there, a strong jet stream pointing at the UK stretching across the Atlantic hence our recent unsettled weather. Current timings bring the low pressure through during daylight hours and there is the potential for disruption to transport and energy networks.
Low pressures bringing unsettled weather are typical for autumn, especially the end of the October. Some notable storms for the end of October are as follows.
The Royal Charter Storm occurred on the 25th and 26th October 1859. The storm takes its name from the steam clipper which was coming to the end of a long trip from Australia and heading for Liverpool. As the ship rounded Anglesey the Force 12 winds drove the ship onto the rocks and it was wrecked with 450 lives lost. The storm came into the south-west approaches and then moved northwards through the Irish Sea.
On the 27th October 2002 a storm which was the remnants of Hurricane Jeannette came in off the Atlantic and crossed eastwards across Ireland and northern England. The strongest winds occurred over the southern half of Britain with a 96mph gust reported at the Mumbles in south Wales. A gust of 102 mph was reported at the very exposed site of the Needles lighthouse on the Isle of Wight. Some recording stations in East Anglia also experienced their highest gusts since the Burns day storm of 25th January 1990.
The 28th October 1989 brought another intense low pressure in from the Atlantic – this storm brought a gust of 108 knots (124mph) to Rhoose in the Vale of Glamorgan. This is the highest gust ever recorded at a low level site in England and Wales.
With the count down to the end of the October on the way and low pressures likely to dominate the weather; it’s definitely a week to keep an eye on the weather forecasts.”Posted 4 years agoohnohesbackMember
That’ll be the average wind speed. Gusts will reach higher speeds. The threshold for damage to buildings is 47mph and up. Depending on which part of London you live in you should be spared the worst of it as London is both inland, and the mass of buildings will attenuate the force of the wind.
Will this storm be as severe as forecast? We won’t know until it hits. Living on the central south coast I’m sure I’ll find out.,. I’m prepped and waiting with both anticipation and trepidation.Posted 4 years ago
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