High winds warning

THE strongest winds for 30 years are being forecast.

They are expected to strike from Thursday of this week and Humberside Fire and Rescue Service is warning people to take precautions now.

The service sees an increase in call outs during these times and wants people to avoid damage by securing loose object in the garden such as ladders, chairs, toys and even trampolines which can blow long distances in high winds and can damage windows.

Pete Baron from Humberside Fire and Rescue Service said if possible such items should be stored in a garage or shed.

People should close and securely fasten doors and windows, particularly those on the windward sides of the house.

Secure especially large doors including garages.

If not in a garage keep vehicles clear of trees and buildings and make sure the loft trap door is secure.

Drivers should also take extra care.

“Wind rarely blows steadily, and sudden gusts can catch you out no matter how experienced a driver you are. Expect sudden gusts at any time but particularly on open stretches of road, when passing bridges or gaps in hedges or when overtaking high-sided vehicles,” said Mr Baron.

Drivers of high-sided vehicles, caravans and motorbikes are advised to take extra care to avoid being blown over.