Last Updated 16:36 17/02/2022
A “rare” red weather warning has been issued for parts of Wales as Storm Eunice approaches.
We know that storm warnings can cause worry, we want to reassure you that we are prepared and regularly reviewing the impact in our communities.
For advice and guidance on how to stay safe in a storm, read the Met Office’s blog, here: Stay safe in a storm – Met Office
The warning is in place from 7am until 12pm on Friday, February 18. This is currently followed by a yellow warning, which is in place from 6am – 6pm on Saturday 19th February.
What the Met Office says to expect in areas covered by the red warning:
- Flying debris resulting in danger to life
- Damage to buildings and homes, with roofs blown off and power lines brought down
- Uprooted trees are likely
- Roads, bridges and railway lines closed, with delays and cancellations to bus, train, ferry services and flights
- Power cuts affecting other services, such as mobile phone coverage
- Large waves and beach material being thrown onto coastal roads, sea fronts and homes, including flooding of some coastal properties
The safety of our tenants, colleagues, contractors, and communities is our priority. As such, we must make changes to our services considering the warnings. We will contact all tenants whose appointments are impacted directly.
Changes to Trivallis services:
- We are suspending all jobs that involve working at height for the duration of the weather warning and will review this across the rest of the weekend.
- We are suspending all on-site appointments for our frontline staff and will review this hourly.
- Our emergency repairs service will still be running, this is where there is a serious risk to you or your home. However, we are asking all staff to undertake dynamic risk assessments to assess any dangers that could impact them from carrying out repairs due to the extreme weather.
Always dial 999 in an emergency.
Please be aware that we are expecting an extremely high level of calls during the next few days. We are asking tenants to wait to contact us if the matter is not urgent, or to use our online contact form: www.trivallis.co.uk/contact-us
If your home is impacted by the storm, please either call 03000 030 888 or use our online form: http://www.trivallis.co.uk/contact-us. We will have an out of hours team working throughout the weekend to deal with any calls.
In the likely event of a power outage, we may experience problems with our telephone lines or emails. If this is the case, please call 0300 333 2222 or email: email@example.com
Met Office Chief Meteorologist Frank Saunders said: “After the impacts from Storm Dudley for many on Wednesday, Storm Eunice will bring damaging gusts in what could be one of the most impactful storms to affect southern and central parts of the UK for a few years.”
“The red warning area indicates a significant danger to life as extremely strong winds provide the potential for damage to structures and flying debris. Although the most exposed coastal areas in the south and west could see gusts in excess of 90mph, winds will remain notably strong further inland, with gusts of between 70-80mph for most within the amber warning area.”
Traffic Wales added: “We anticipate dangerous driving conditions across the network tomorrow and do advise people to only travel if necessary.”