Warning: heavy rainfall expected to move across central parts of the UK

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Dear colleagues,


This is to inform you that the the following areas are likely to be severely affected by heavy rainfall expected in the region tomorrow – East Midlands, North West England, Yorkshire and Humber.


A severe weather amber warning is in place from 6am Tuesday 19th January until midnight Wednesday 20th January as heavy rain is expected to move across central parts of the country over the next 36-48 hours. Further yellow warnings are in place for Wales, England and Northern Ireland (over the next 72 hour period) as torrential rain is also expected across high ground, particularly the Southern Pennines and North Peak District. Follow this link for further info: Express.co.uk


Individuals in the most severely affected areas should expect to experience some or all of the following:


  • Home and Businesses are likely to be flooded;
  • Damage to buildings;
  • Delays and cancellations to public transport;
  • Difficult driving conditions;
  • Communities may be cut-off by flooding roads;
  • Power cuts and loss of services to homes and businesses.


Wilson James’ advice to affected individuals is to:


  • Monitor weather updates for the most update to date information MET Office;
  • Stay at home if you can;
  • Assess the suitability of your preferred method of transport getting to work and consider public transport if personal vehicles are not fit for purpose;
  • Dress and prepare appropriately for your journey.


Wilson James’ advice for Site Managers of affected Clients:


  • Speak to staff about personal risk assessments;
  • Consider staff routes to work and if the travel is necessary;
  • Assess the client site for weather affected risks;
  • Consider the need for extra resources or replacement resources;
  • Encourage staff to book on and off promptly when on site and maintain check calls throughout the shift.


Thank you for your attention to this matter.


Stay safe.


Wilson James Operations

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