Most wind hazards are associated with strong winds or sudden gusts of strong wind. Gale force winds are responsible for most infrastructure damage and health impact on land.
What are we doing in North Yorkshire?
We work together to plan for:
- Public awareness
- Production of multi-agency plans to manage the effects of severe weather events including any impact on utility networks
- All emergency service organisations have their own Business Continuity Plans to make sure they are still able to function.
- Utilities companies plan their own responses to maintain power, gas and water supply
Where can you get further information?
For more information visit the Met Offices Severe Gales page.