Public Warned Not To Take ‘Storm Selfies’ As Storm Barney Is On Its Way

Now's not the time to be a storm dick

Public Warned Not To Take 'Storm Selfies' As Storm Barney Is On Its Way

by Chemmie Squier |
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It seems like all selfies do is cause us trouble.** **They've given us lice, low self-esteem and they've even killed more people than sharks this year. It's no wonder then, that in the wake of warnings for Storm Barney, The Environment Agency and the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents are urging people not to put themselves at risk by taking 'storm selfies'.

Neil Davies, duty flood risk manager at The Environment Agency, has warned people of the dangers of taking 'storm selfies' saying that, '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.'

Barney is expected to hit this afternoon, with gale or severe gale force westerly winds expected to generate large waves around exposed coasts in south-west England and the English Channel. Storm Barney is the second storm powerful enough to be named by the Met Office.

So no matter how many Instagram likes you reckon you'd get, don't be a storm dick and put yourself in danger for a selfie - stay safe, people.

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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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