Weather warning issued for Monday

Worthing, Shoreham and Littlehampton have all been issued an amber weather warning for Monday from the Met Office.

High winds and potential flooding are forecast to hit most of the UK and high winds with gusts of up to 70mph are expected in some areas.

Severe gales are predicted in the run up to Christmas with potential flooding in low lying areas.

To help prevent flooding householder should;

Ensure any drains and gutters are clear of debris so rainfall can drain from your property effectively

Place valuable and electrical items in high cupboards or take them upstairs to reduce the impact of any flood damage

Ensure outdoor furniture and other items likely to float away are safely restrained to reduce the risk of these items causing secondary damage or being lost

Establish an evacuation plan for your family

Store important documents, including insurance policy details and useful contact numbers in a watertight bag in a dry accessible place, preferably upstairs

Make a list of useful numbers you may need.