Jersey Fire & Rescue have issued some helpful advice for islanders across the Bailiwick's ahead of tonight's Red weather warning.
The latest reports say winds could reach Force 10, between midnight and 3am.
Following a multi-agency meeting today, plans are in place to deal with the storms tonight "as effectively as possible".
Station Commander Marc Le Cornu of Jersey Fire & Rescue hopes the safety advice will help the public.
Before the storm people are being warned to:
- Secure loose object such as garden furniture, bins, trampolines, plant pots etc.
- Help vulnerable friends or neighbours to prepare, if they need it.
- Secure doors & windows so they aren’t ripped out by the wind.
- Park cars in safe areas to avoid potential damage from falling debris.
- Clear outdoor drains from debris to avoid possible flooding.
- Boat owners, check your moorings.
- Building Site Operators, make sure sites are secure before leaving.
During the storm, islanders are being told to:
- Stay indoors
- If you must go out, expect falling debris such as roof tiles, branches and possibly falling trees.
- Don’t drive unless absolutely necessary.
- If you do drive, put lights on and drive at a slower speed and expect to find debris on the road.
- Don’t go outside to repair damage until the storm has passed.
After the storm, Jersey Fire say:
- Don’t touch any fallen damaged cables.
- Be wary of potentially weakened trees, branches and roof tiles when venturing out.
- Help vulnerable friends and neighbours to make any arrangements for repairs.
Islanders are also being urged to take extra care on the roads during the storms.
The warning comes after a vehicle ended up on its side after a crash on La Grande Route De Saint-Martin this morning.