'Danger to life' warning as Storm Freya blows through East Devon

PUBLISHED: 10:39 01 March 2019 | UPDATED: 10:39 01 March 2019

The yellow warning for Storm Freya, set to hit the UK this weekend. Picture: Met Office

The yellow warning for Storm Freya, set to hit the UK this weekend. Picture: Met Office

Met Office

Injuries and a ‘danger to life’ could occur from flying debris as Storm Freya blows into East Devon this weekend, the Met Office has warned.

Weather experts have issued a yellow warning for wind across the region saying Storm Freya will bring ‘very strong’ gusts and possible dangerous conditions late on Sunday (March 3) and into Monday (March 4).

The warning is in place from 3pm on Sunday until 6am on Monday.

According to the Met Office, injuries and a ‘danger to life’ are possible from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties.

Weather experts are also warning of possible damage to trees and buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs and fallen branches.

The Met Office says there could also be disruption to road, rail, air and ferry services with longer journey times and cancellations possible. Some roads and bridges may close.

Power cuts affecting other services such as mobile phone coverage could also happen.

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