Storm Ciara: Homes evacuated as 'RED ALERT' issued over 97mph 'Storm of Century'

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Published on 9 Feb 2020, 18:22
Evacuations are happening as "Storm of the Century" Ciara wreaks havoc sparking blackouts, flooding, causing a hotel to collapse and grounding flights with 97mph gales today.

Brits have today battened down the hatches as heavy rain and gale winds lashed the country, causing flash flooding and sending debris flying with 33,000 homes left without power.

The highest wind speed of the day has been recorded at The Needles off the Isle of Wight with gusts of 97mph, the Met Office said

The M11 has been shut in both directions in Cambridgeshire amid fears an airport hangar's damaged roof will be blown onto the lanes.

A train full of passengers crashed into a tree in Swanley, Kent after it blew onto tracks. No-one was injured but the incident sparked major delays.

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