Storm Eunice is expected to hit Greater Manchester with 60-70mph winds tomorrow from about 10am until 4pm and forecasters are warning that winds may disrupt transport and cause damage to property. Agencies from across Greater Manchester have come together as the Greater Manchester resilience forum to plan ahead for the possible impact.
Assistant Chief Constable Wasim Chaudhry, Chair of the GM Resilience Forum said:
"Storm Eunice will see us affected by winds that are unusually high for an inland area and is likely to cause some problems. Most notably we can expect to see falling trees or debris, damage to roofs or structures under construction and very difficult driving or travelling conditions. There is also the risk of power cuts.
"I'm confident that together we are all well prepared, have the people and resources in place that we may need and a strong plan to respond to incidents if we need to. We've learnt from previous bad weather events - including storm Dudley from earlier this week - and are well placed to handle any arising problems.
"We're asking people to restrict their movements to essential travel only and if they must travel during the storm to take extra care and check arrangements before they set off. Further tips on staying safe can be found on www.gmp.police.uk. "