Severe Gales

Gales are a major cause of weather related damage in the UK. You may find the following useful in keeping you, your family and property safe,

When gales are forecast:

  • secure loose objects that could cause damage outside
  • securely fasten doors and windows
  • park vehicles in a garage if possible otherwise keep them clear of buildings, walls, fences and trees

During the storm:

  • stay indoors as much as possible
  • if you must go out try not to walk or shelter close to buildings and trees
  • do not go outside to repair damage
  • avoid driving; if you must drive take extra care

After the storm:

  • do not touch any electrical or telephone cables that have been blown down
  • make sure neighbours are safe
  • ensure any repair work is carried out safely