The Government’s emergency Cobra committee is to meet to discuss ways to respond to the impact of Storm Dudley and Storm Eunice.
There is particular concern about Storm Eunice after the Met Office issued a red weather warning for parts of the UK on Friday.
The warning was upgraded because of the fear of ‘flying debris resulting in danger to life’.
The warning has been issued along the coastline of Devon and Cornwall as well as the south coast of Wales due to extremely strong winds.
The Cobra meeting will be led by Cabinet Office Minister Michael Ellis and will meet “to discuss the response to Storm Dudley and Storm Eunice”, the Government said.
Ministers have been urged to ensure the Cobra meeting results in an emergency support plan to deal with power cuts.
Liberal Democrat communities spokesman Tim Farron said: “Whenever a storm hits, the Government is disgracefully unprepared to support the thousands of people affected, they never learn from their mistakes.
“This time, as people up and down the country are barraged by stormy weather, the Government must be on hand to provide support.
“The Cobra meeting must agree on an emergency support plan including providing food, emergency accommodation and electricity generators for those affected by any power cuts.”
Thousands of homes have been left without power after Storm Dudley swept through parts of the UK.
Capel Curig in Wales experienced gusts of up to 81mph, with Emley Moore in West Yorkshire and Drumalbin in South Lanarkshire seeing 74mph winds.
People have been warned against taking ‘storm selfies’ as the high winds are expected to create huge waves on affected coastal areas.