Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Severe Weather Warning

WEATHER UPDATE: The Met Office has upgraded its weather warning for Wales to RED, its most severe rating. This is the first time a red warning has been issued this winter. 

Gales of up to 100mph are forecast for the Welsh coast and the Met Office has advised people to "take action", warning of widespread structural damage, fallen trees, loss of power and large waves. The full details are here: 

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/wales-weather-100mph-winds-heavy-6698203 

Just a quick post while I can, as the power keeps going off. Wales is having some severe weather.

This is the first time a red warning has been issued this winter. Gales exceeding 100mph are forecast for the Welsh coast and the Met Office has advised people to "take action", warning of widespread structural damage, fallen trees, loss of power and large waves . I live right in the centre of that red area...on the coast. 

There are now at least 87,000 homes in Wales without power. Schools closed early. There are roofs in the middle of roads, trees blown on to cars, no main roads open in parts of the country and virtually no trains running. One of the two bridges leading to the island has been closed, the other is not allowing high sided vehicles.

We have moved what we can to safe areas, and tied things down, but things are still hitting the house. Candles and flashlights are out ready in case the power goes off again.

I will be back with you all again tomorrow when everything is hopefully a little calmer

Love and Hugs
Phoebe x

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2 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, praying that all fair well. My son has a gal pal who is from near London, she is a exchange student,her family said a similar thing. How scary. Thank you for the geography lesson, I knew Wales was near Scotland..had no idea it was close to Ireland as well..duh moment for me, lol.

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  2. Praying for safety during this time. We will look forward to hearing from you to learn you and your home are both ok.

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