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Winds of 80mph expected to batter Hampshire
Batten down the hatches – Hampshire has been warned to brace itself for 80mph winds and torrential rain this weekend.
An Atlantic storm is set to batter the county, while flood warnings have also been issued, with up to 40mm of rain forecast.
The dismal weather is expected to lash Hampshire from Sunday onwards.
It comes just days after a thunder and lightning storm brought flooding and damage to homes across Hampshire.
Last night transport chiefs warned workers that they could face major disruption during rush hour on the roads, rail networks and ferry crossings on Monday.
Homeowners have been told to secure garden furniture, bring in outdoor items and fasten doors, windows and shutters ahead of the storm.
Yesterday part of the first-ever New Forest Walking Festival was postponed due to the weather.
Two walks due to have taken place at Ashurst and Keyhaven Marshes on Monday have been moved to Thursday. New Forest National Park Authority chiefs say that two walks due to take place in the Brockenhurst area today will go ahead as planned.
Hampshire County Council has warned that trees are still in leaf and are at an increased likelihood of falling, while leaves on the ground may block gullies and outflows, causing flooding.
Drivers have been urged to park their vehicles in a garage or if this is not possible move them away from buildings, trees, walls and fences.
Contingency plans have already been drawn up, with highways emergency crews put on standby ready to deal with fallen branches and blocked drains.
Non-emergency flooding on Hampshire highways can be reported by calling 0845 603 5633 during office hours.
If anyone has concerns about any older or vulnerable people in their community during times of adverse weather, they should call 0845 603 5630.
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