As Storm Barney makes his presence felt, we are reminded that incidents of selfie related injuries continue to rise at an alarming rate. Therefore the Environment Agency and the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) are warning that people posing for 'storm selfies' are putting their lives in danger.
As Storm Barney hits Britain, thrill-seekers are warned not to put themselves at risk by taking photographs along wave-battered promenades and breakwaters.
On Tuesday (17 November) afternoon and evening, gale or severe gale force westerly winds are expected to generate large waves around exposed coasts in south-west England and the English Channel.
Last year, coastal flooding led to people taking unnecessary risks to capture dramatic moments along the country's coastline. Videos of people getting swept along roads by waves even became internet hits.
Neil Davies, duty flood risk manager at the Environment Agency, said:
"The power of Mother Nature is a fascination to us all - and taking storm 'selfies' may seem exhilarating - but over the last few years we've had an increasing number of people putting themselves and family members at severe risk along coastal paths and promenades. Floods destroy so take care and be prepared. Find out if you are at risk and sign-up for early flood warnings. Stay safe and act now to be better prepared for flood to reduce the impact it could have on your family, your home and your business."
David Walker, leisure safety manager at RoSPA, said:
"We understand the temptation to view powerful tides and weather conditions, however, if you get caught up or swept out to sea in these events your life will be at risk very quickly and our rescue services will also be at great risk. Listen to the advice of the coastguard and the police about safe places to be. Floods are devastating so do not be afraid to seek medical help or support."
Storm 'selfies' could cost lives
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