Plymouth residents warned to expect more heavy rain and strong winds this weekend

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Residents and businesses in Plymouth are being warned to expect more heavy rain and strong winds this weekend.

The latest information from the Met Office is for high winds, large waves and heavy rain affecting the region tonight (Friday) and into the weekend. High tide is expected at around 11.07pm.

On Friday afternoon officers from Plymouth City Council's Civil Protection Unit and police community support officers will be going door-to-door around the Hoe to provide advice and support to residents ahead of the next spell of bad weather.

A multi-agency command centre will be opened at Plymouth by police on Friday evening and will run throughout the night into the morning.

Residents are advised to: Stay away from seafronts and quays, and resist the urge to sightsee. Waves are likely to be carrying rocks and other debris, do not put yourself at risk.

Take care if walking on beaches and around cliffs in the bad weather. The speed and force of large waves can easily take you by surprise.

Take extra care on the roads. Be aware of surface water, fallen trees and debris and do not attempt to drive through flood water.

Check with vulnerable neighbours in case they need help during the next few days.

People are asked to please report incidents of flooding on Plymouth roads by emailing or phoning 01752 668000. In an emergency call 999.

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