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Mon Oct 28, 2013, 02:57 PM

U.K. Storm Brings Power Cuts, Snarls Transport in South

By Andrea Gerlin and Jesse Riseborough - Oct 28, 2013

Millions of U.K. commuters were advised to stay at home today as the worst storm for five years forced rail operators across southern Britain to cancel morning rush-hour services.

The country braced overnight for hurricane-force winds and flooding caused by torrential rain after the Met Office issued an amber alert and warned of wind gusts in excess of 80 miles per hour (129 kilometers per hour). The Environment Agency posted more than 140 flood alerts.

“We could see some uprooted trees or other damage from the winds, and there’s a chance of some surface-water flooding from the rainfall,” Martin Young, the Met’s chief forecaster, said on the agency’s website.

The storm, which developed over the Atlantic and has been strengthened by a strong jet stream and warm air close to the U.K., is forecast to hit London and the southeast around 7 a.m., according to forecasters.

Its impact will also be felt in France, Belgium and the Netherlands, where weather services warned of high winds, especially along Channel coasts.



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Mon Oct 28, 2013, 02:59 PM

1. All over bar the shouting. Just look at the mess I woke up to.

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Mon Oct 28, 2013, 03:41 PM

2. LOL. Certainly you will qualify for gov't assistance to help with the cleanup? LOL eom

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