AMBER WIND WARNING – STORM EUNICE
There is an amber wind warning in place for Storm Eunice. Impacts are expected between 3am – 9pm on Friday 18 February 2022. Storm Eunice is expected to bring a spell of gusts of up to 60-70mph, and up to 80mph in a few places inland. The risk matrix shows medium likelihood of high impacts – a chance of flying debris, damage to buildings, and power lines being brought down. Further to this, there are chances of disruption to road, bridges, and railways services.
Next, there is a yellow wind warning for Storm Eunice between 12am – 9pm on Friday 18 February 2022. Storm Eunice is likely to affect the UK on Friday, bringing a period of very strong winds that could cause significant disruption. The risk matrix shows very low likelihood of high impacts.
Further to the yellow wind warning, there is also a Flood Alert in force for the River Dee catchment, from Whitchurch to Chester. The River Dee level is expected to rise throughout the week, and is currently expected to peak on Saturday 19 February 2022 at approximately 8.8m. The risk matrix shows very low likelihood of severe impacts.
Both Emergency Planning, StreetCare and Highways will continue to run the 24/7 Duty Officer service, and are prepared to respond, if necessary. We have our updated and improved councils flooding page that residents can go to for advice in relation to flooding https://www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/news-and-views/incidents/flooding/flooding.aspx