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Hampshire Police Alerts - Major incident declaration for Storm Eunice


  • Author: Hampshire Police
  • Published: 18th February 2022
  • Categories: News, Community & Volunteer, Hampshire

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Major incident declaration for Storm Eunice


Storm Eunice has been declared a major incident by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Local Resilience Forum due to the potential for severe disruption.

The Met Office have issued warnings about extremely strong winds with the potential for severe disruption from the early hours of Friday 18 February.

For Hampshire and Isle of Wight, gusts of up to 80 miles per hour have been forecast, with even higher wind speed possible on the coast.

The Environment Agency has issued a number of flood alerts in coastal areas.

With high winds predicted, people are advised to avoid exposed coastal areas, take note of warning signs and be aware of the tides.

You can sign up for free flood warnings and can keep up to date with the latest situation at https://www.gov.uk/check-flood-risk, call Floodline on 0345 988 1188 or follow @EnvAgency on Twitter for the latest flood updates.

There’s expected disruption to the road and transport network, so members of the public are advised not to travel if possible, and to keep up to date with the latest bulletins from travel operators.

If you do need to travel, please allow plenty of extra time for your journey and drive to the conditions.

Emergency services, local authorities, National Highways and other voluntary and statutory agencies are on stand-by to put well-rehearsed plans into place.

You can report trees fallen into a major road to National Highways and on local roads to your local authority.

Please only call 999 if there is an immediate risk to life.

To report a power cut, you can call the 105 number, which will take you to your local electricity network operator.

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Christopher Gregory
(Police, Senior Corporate Communications Officer, Hampshire and Isle of Wight)

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