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Storm Eunice: Suffolk announces major incident as red warning hits the area

Residents in Suffolk County have been warned to charge their phones and prepare for power outages, as high winds threaten power supplies

A person fights the wind on the beach at Porthcawl, Bridgend, Wales
Cyclone Eunice saw 100mph winds hit the UK

Hurricane Eunice saw Suffolk declare a major incident as a red alert slams into the area.

Residents in the county have been warned to charge their phones and prepare for power outages, as high winds threaten power supplies.

Suffolk Resilience Forum sent out a notice to all residents when winds of up to 80 mph are expected through 3 p.m.

Resilience Forum Strategic Coordination Group chaired by Suffolk Fire and Fire Chief Jon Lacey, who said: “We are facing significant and life-threatening disruption to the power of Storm Eunice.

“We therefore respond in a way that is fully coordinated with all our multi-agency partners, and green light is the right thing to do.

“I ask everyone to avoid any unnecessary travel and stay up to date with the latest advice from public authorities.”

Residents in Suffolk were told to avoid non-essential travel during the worst of the storm and it could disrupt power supplies.

So people have been encouraged to prepare for this by fully charging their mobile phones and carrying torches.

Cyclone Eunice is being billed as the worst storm in a generation and winds are expected to reach 90 mph across eastern England.

Weather Roy Stokes from the Environment Agency describes traveling to photograph in dangerous conditions as “probably the dumbest thing you can do”.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/breaking-storm-eunice-suffolk-declares-26268179 Storm Eunice: Suffolk announces major incident as red warning hits the area

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