A huge wind storm, unprecedented in decades, hit southern Britain, including the capital, London, on Friday.
The British press had been preparing residents for expected winds for days, and red-flagged emergency orders were issued in the counties of Devon, Cornwall and Somerset, along the coast of South Wales. There is also a yellow alert in Britain’s central counties.
Schools have also been closed in Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Wiltshire, Hampshire, Dorset and Bristol.
Police in the south of the country urged the public not to leave their homes.
The storm from the southwest to the northeast was called Eunice by meteorologists, and it didn’t disappoint. Initially, meteorologists measured speeds of 150 kilometers per hour, but recent reports are said to be even higher.
In Ireland, a man died after a tree fell and at least three were injured in the UK.
Tens of thousands of properties in southwest England and southern Wales have been left without power due to power outages.
Many train lines have been closed due to fallen trees and other debris, and rail companies are telling passengers not to travel by train. Staying on the streets in the southern part of the country is also life-threatening due to falling debris. But it is not easy to stand on your own two feet:
Because of Eunice, a large number of flights were canceled at five airports in London, at least 400 flights could not be boarded nationwide, and the port of Dover in the southeast of England, the world’s busiest sea ferry port, had limited operations After several ferries companies suspended crossings between England and the mainland. Not because of blind noise:
The roof structure of the O2 Arena in London is not in good shape either:
Prime Minister Boris Johnson held his Cabinet Office (COBRA) meetings on Friday. (BBC)
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