“The worst weather from Hurricane Lorenzo is expected to hit the country on Wednesday and Thursday, ” the report added.
“People are being told to leave caravans and properties in the area between 7am and 10am on Tuesday and not to return until it is safe to do so.”
There were also “urged to take with them any medication, pets and anything urgent they might need over the next 48 hours”.
Residents were also advised “to take care along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous”.
As of 8pm Monday, the Environment Agency had issued 70 flood warnings advising immediate action and 184 flood alerts urging people to prepare for possible flooding, all covering the length and breadth of the country.”
One meteorologist said: “We could see some local quite torrential downpours and a risk of surface water flooding.”
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