Hurricane Epsilon to hit Europe

NATURAL DISASTER WARNINGS

Epsilon became a fourth major hurricane of the 2020 season, along with Laura, Teddy, and Delta! At the moment, hurricane Epsilon can be seen near Bermuda, transitioning into a very powerful and large extratropical storm while moving into European territory. Over the next few days, "Epsilon" will strengthen into a very powerful North Atlantic storm, and it is expected to hit Europe early next week.

Forecasts show the UK, Ireland, France and Norway are in Hurricane Epsilon's path and will be most affected with the severe weather.

What we can expect

  • Strong winds, 80 to 115 mph
  • Heavy Rainfall
  • Flood in some areas
  • Public transport disruptions
  • Power outages

Storm - Safety Advice

How to prepare 

  • Postpone outdoor activities
  • Secure outdoor objects that could blow away and cause damage
  • Know your evacuation routes
  • Be aware of your location
  • Get Emergency supplies
  • Make a plan in case of disaster
  • Keep a list of emergency numbers handy
  • Make sure important documents are safe in waterproof containers
  • Be prepared for power outages
  • Charge your mobile phone to ensure you have a reception
  • Ensure pets and animals are in a safe area

For more safety tips, see our Hurricane Epsilon Advisory

This is an ongoing event. We will continue to closely monitor the situation, and keep you posted with updates!

Hurricane Epsilon - Safety Advice

How to prepare 

  • Postpone outdoor activities
  • Secure outdoor objects that could blow away and cause damage
  • Know your evacuation routes
  • Be aware of your location
  • Get Emergency supplies
  • Make a plan in case of disaster
  • Keep a list of emergency numbers handy
  • Make sure important documents are safe in waterproof containers
  • Be prepared for power outages
  • Charge your mobile phone to ensure you have a reception
  • Ensure pets and animals are in a safe area

How to stay safe

  • Take safe shelter immediately inside a sturdy building, away from windows, doors and electrical appliances.
  • If there is no shelter around you, stay away from trees
  • Avoid metal
  • Stay out of water
  • Do not use your cell phone during a thunderstorm
  • Floodwater is dangerous – never drive, walk or ride through floodwater
  • Floodwater is toxic – never play or swim in floodwater
  • Avoid landline telephones and unplug all unnecessary electrical appliances, as telephone lines and metal pipes conduct electricity
  • Do not go outside to repair damage while the storm is in progress
  • Open internal doors only as needed, and close them behind you

After the storm

  • Be careful not to touch any electrical/telephone cables that have been blown down or are still hanging
  • Do not walk too close to walls, buildings and trees as they could have been weakened
  • Avoid flooded areas
  • Check your home and property for damage.
  • Do not drive through affected areas unless it is necessary
  • Use the internet, radio and local media for news updates