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Windy weather

We can get stormy weather which can bring high winds. This can affect power lines, damage buildings and cause dangerous conditions on our coastline.

Some key organisations to follow are:

Find out emergency contact numbers

Dangerous buildings

Our building control department is responsible for dealing with dangerous buildings. If a building has been damaged and there is a risk to life, contact the police on 999 and report it us immediately.

Report a dangerous building to us by phone

Electricity power lines

Electricity is the responsibility of Electricity North West. Follow them on Twitter to find the latest update on power cuts or on their website, and if you suffer a power cut you can contact them by ringing 105.

Coastal dangers

Our coast line can be affected by windy weather. If you see someone in danger, call the coastguard on 999 immediately. 

Coastal roads are often closed, or damaged, during storms. You can find out more on the Cumbria County Council website.

The Environment Agency can provide more advice on the dangers of coastal flooding and any current risks.

More advice on staying safe during storms

Go to the Winter Ready website provided by Cumbria County Council to find out more.