Cumbria’s weather warning raised to Storm Debi arrives | News and …

From 10am this morning, November 13, Workington[1], Whitehaven, and South Cumbria, as well as  Preston, Blackpool, Lancaster, have been cautioned of Storm Debi's approach, which holds intense rain and high winds, and authorities have warned of danger to life.

The new warning level marks a upgrade from the yellow wind warning issued and enforced at 4am today - which is due to end at 6pm.

Met Office forecasters have urged residents to remain vigilant for the next 18 hours, particularly during early hours commuting, as high winds intensify.

News and Star: Cumbria's amber weather warningCumbria's amber weather warning (Image: Met office)

Potential hazards range from flying debris to large waves which could pose significant threats to residents' safety. Disruptions to road, rail, and ferry services are also anticipated.

Extended travel times, cancellations, and possible power cuts - even disrupting mobile phone signal - have been underlined by officials.

The Met Office warned that 'injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties'.

Met Office warns that Storm Debi may cause:

  • Flying debris is likely and could lead to injuries or danger to life
  • Probably some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs
  • Longer journey times and cancellations likely, as road, rail, and ferry services are 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


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