Storm Dennis is expected to bring very heavy rain with strong winds, flooding and disruption to travel over the weekend.
The Met Office has issued a Yellow warning for wind/rain and Amber warning for rain, the Environment Agency has issued Flood alert.
During the weekend the team will be ready to response on short notice as we also have water team that is special trained flood rescue.
Wind: Saturday 10:00 till Monday 11:00
What to expect
- Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely
- Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely
- Some short term loss of power and other services is possible
- It’s likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities are affected by spray and/or large waves
Rain: Saturday 12:00 till Sunday 21:00
What to expect
- Homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings
- Delays or cancellations to train and bus services are possible
- Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
- Some communities may be cut off by flooded roads
- Possible power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses
Rain: Saturday 12:00 till Sunday 15:00
What to expect
- Homes and businesses are likely to be flooded, causing damage to some buildings
- Fast flowing or deep floodwater is likely, causing danger to life
- Delays and some cancellations to train and bus services are likely
- Spray and flooding probably leading to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
- A good chance some communities cut off by flooded roads
- Power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses likely
Flood Alert in force: River Yealm.
Flooding is possible for: Lee Mill, Yealmpton, Popples Bridge and Newton Ferrers.
Flood Alert in force: River Plym and Tory Brook.
Flooding is possible for: Plympton, Coypool, Newnham Park, Marsh Mills, Clearbrook and Meavy.
Flood Alert in force: River Lynher.
Flooding is possible for: Rame Peninsula, Callington, Saltash, Rilla Mill, Pillaton and Landrake.
Flood Alert in force: Rivers Tavy and Walkham.
Flooding is possible for: Tavistock, Walkhampton, Bedford Bridge, Horrabridge and Lopwell.
Flood alert – Prepare
- prepare a bag that includes medicines and insurance documents
- check flood warnings
Stay safe in a storm
- Stay indoors as much as possible
- If you do go out, try not to walk or shelter close to buildings and trees
- Keep away from the sheltered side of boundary walls and fences – if these structures fail, they will collapse on this side
- Do not go outside to repair damage while the storm is in progress
- If possible, enter and leave your house through doors in the sheltered side, closing them behind you
- Open internal doors only as needed, and close them behind you
- Take care when driving on exposed routes such as bridges, or high open roads, delay your journey or find alternative routes if possible
- Slow down and be aware of side winds, particular care should be taken if you are towing or are a high sided vehicle
- Do not drive unless your journey is really necessary
Travelling this weekend? Stay away from swollen rivers and do not drive through flood water. It’s not worth the risk.— Environment Agency (@EnvAgency) February 14, 2020
Check your flood risk before travelling: https://t.co/SyMLTCnU0l#StormDennis #Floods #PrepareActSurvive pic.twitter.com/nK1FSy0eqM
#StormDennis will bring some heavy and prolonged period of rainfall through today. This chart shows the projected rainfall totals and where we have warnings in force— Met Office (@metoffice) February 15, 2020
Read more in our press release. https://t.co/PirpjFRb72
Stay #Weatheraware pic.twitter.com/V6J5ed4FnC
A Partners and @DC_Police Pre Event Assessment Teleconference took place this morning in relation to #StormDennis and the decision has been to open a Tactical Coordination Centre for Devon. Partners will work together to coordinate the response where required #WeatherAware #LRF— Sergeant Mark Ruston - Do'er of 'stuff' (@DC_OpsSergeant) February 15, 2020
Search and Rescue Cell preparedness meeting this p.m, all SAR organisations in the @DC_Police LRF area on the line confirming the number of local flood rescue assets available should we need to coordinate them for #StormDennis @DSRTPlymouth @DsrtTavistock #DSFRS @MCA_media et al— Sergeant Mark Ruston - Do'er of 'stuff' (@DC_OpsSergeant) February 14, 2020
National co-ordination call chaired by @DefraGovUK ahead of #StormDennis. Another weekend of heavy weather & lots of work by local services to prepare. Then linked with @mountrescueuk @LowlandRescue @surflifesaving whose exceptional volunteers are ready to respond across the UK pic.twitter.com/iJdKS28k6p— Ch Supt Glen Mayhew (@ChSuptGMayhew) February 14, 2020