West Lancashire Borough Council is warning residents to be prepared for floods, and to check if they need to take steps to protect their homes.
The storms of two years ago had devastating effects for some West Lancashire residents and the nearby village of Croston was badly hit. It was the worst flooding ever recorded there and almost 300 properties were flooded internally. Many people had to leave their homes because of the damage and did not return for months.
It is the responsibility of residents to protect the property they live in, whether they own or rent their home. West Lancs Borough Council is reminding residents that it does NOT provide sandbags and the Council website provides advice on where to get help about flood prevention equipment and home insurance.
Information to help residents decide if they should take steps to protect their property is provided on the Council website. There is also information about what to do if a flood occurs. Visit www.westlancs.gov.uk/flooding.
If you wish to report a flooding incident, or have concerns that your property may be immediately at risk of flooding, please contact the Environment Agency on 0345 988 1188 where Environment Agency staff with up-to-date information will be able to assist you.
Alternatively you can visit https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/warnings where you can also sign up to receive flood alerts.
Lancashire Police were forced to close the Prom at Blackpool because of safety fears.
The high tide and strong winds meant it was too dangerous to stay open.
Amy Welch was in the resort as the storm developed.
Due to falling masonry from St John's Plaza Lime Street will be closed at the junctions of London Road and Ranelegh Street, Elliott Street will also be closed.
After some of the worst weather in decades around the North West coast, the North Pier at Blackpool is badly damaged.
And the people of New Brighton in Wirral have another big clean up after winds and rain battered their area in the night.
The satellite image shows the area of low pressure rapidly deepening to the SW of the UK. It will track up across England and Wales overnight bringing heavy rain and strong winds
There's been a violent end to our three week heatwave as the region was battered overnight by thunder storms. Train services out of Manchester's main railway station suffered major disruption after lightning hit the signalling system.
The roof of a church in Lancashire caved in when lightning struck.
The change in weather comes after the hottest temperatures in seven years - which peaked on Monday at 33.5C.
Our Correspondent Rachel Townsend reports: