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UK braces for weather bomb Storm Doris

22nd Feb 2017

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Mark Baird

Client Director

T: +44 7880 780150

Client Bulletin – Storm Doris – ‘a weather bomb’ to hit on Thursday

Storm and severe gales
The BBC describes the approaching Storm Doris as an ‘explosively deepening low – what meteorologists call a ‘weather bomb.’

However, there seems to be some uncertainty as to the strength of the system and there’s a variety of views – from different weather forecast models – around the specific areas of the UK that are likely to be worst hit.

WeatherNet weather warning
WeatherNet has issued a weather warning for Thursday. Storm and severe gales are expected for Wales, Northern Ireland, Southern Scotland and many areas of England, particularly the Midlands,  Northern England and East Anglia.

The strongest winds are expected to hit the UK from early Thursday morning, until around lunchtime, when gusts of 70 to 80 mph are possible.  The strongest gusts are forecast to be short lived and damage to property is expected to be limited.

Heavy rain and snow
Heavy rain is forecast across many areas of southern Scotland, Northern Ireland and Northern England.
Rain may fall as snow, in the region of 5-15cm in places.

We’re increasing the customer support team for our 24-hour emergency HelpLine – from tonight, through to tomorrow evening.  We’ll be ready to help customers if Storm Doris should cause significant property damage.

Claims Centres, Invisio & Loss Adjusting Teams
Our Invisio team and technical claims handling staff are on standby and they’re ready to provide a fast response to customers who might be impacted by the forthcoming storm.

Our loss adjusting field force and Sergon surveyors are also on standby across the UK regions.  They’ll be available to support customers needing emergency visits.

Next Update
A further update will be issued if Storm Doris should result in a significant claims event.

Mark Baird Client Relationship Director M+44 7880 780150 E

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