As Storm Angus results in flood warnings for parts of the South, many young people are unknowingly leaving themselves at risk of devastating effects.
The next 24 hours are set to be extremely wet as Storm Angus sweeps across the South, pouring heavy rain on already saturated ground. An amber warning for severe gales has been issued, likely resulting in even more damage to buildings and power supplies.
The Environment Agency found an alarming 75% of 18-25 year olds have not checked if they are at risk of flooding or what to do if a flood warning is issued, despite 100,000 young people living in areas at medium or even high risk.
Although the least aware, 18-25 year olds aren’t the only group of people not checking if they are at risk. It was also found that 67% of adults have not checked if their homes are safe from sometimes catastrophic effects from flooding.
With 7 flood warnings already been issued in the South, The Environment Agency are urging everyone to sign up for free flood warnings and prepare for the upcoming storm and winter.
Met Office have warned that wind gusts from Storm Angus will be around 70 mph and there will be persistent downpours in the South West, followed by thundery showers and torrential rain.