Friday 30 January 2015

UK's biggest storm in a decade

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People watch as waves crash against the harbour wall at Porthcawl in south Wales October 28, 2013. Britain's strongest storm in a decade battered southern regions on Monday, forcing hundreds of flight cancellations, cutting power lines and disrupting the travel plans of millions of commuters. Winds of up to 99 miles per hour (160 km per hour) lashed southern England and Wales in the early hours of Monday, shutting down rail services in some areas during rush hour. REUTERS/Rebecca Naden (BRITAIN - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY DISASTER)
People watch as waves crash against the harbour wall at Porthcawl in south Wales October 28, 2013. Britain's strongest storm in a decade battered southern regions on Monday, forcing hundreds of flight cancellations, cutting power lines and disrupting the travel plans of millions of commuters. Winds of up to 99 miles per hour (160 km per hour) lashed southern England and Wales in the early hours of Monday, shutting down rail services in some areas during rush hour. REUTERS/Rebecca Naden (BRITAIN - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY DISASTER)
A general view of the scene in Hever, Kent, where a 17-year-old girl was killed when a tree blew on to the caravan where she was sleeping. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 28, 2013. See PA story WEATHER Storm. Photo credit should read: Philip Toscano/PA Wire
People take photographs after a crane collapsed on the roof of the Cabinet Office, central London, as more than 40,000 homes are without power and commuters are facing severe travel disruption after the worst storm in years lashed the UK. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 28, 2013. See PA story WEATHER Storm. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
Workmen view the damage after a crane collapsed on the roof of the Cabinet Office, central London, as more than 40,000 homes are without power and commuters are facing severe travel disruption after the worst storm in years lashed the UK. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 28, 2013. See PA story WEATHER Storm. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
A woman is helped over a fallen tree lying across the road in Shepherd's Hill, north London due to the storm affecting parts of the UK. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 28, 2013. See PA story WEATHER Storm. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire
A cyclist climbs over a fallen tree lying across the road in Shepherd's Hill, north London due to the storm affecting parts of the UK. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 28, 2013. See PA story WEATHER Storm. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire
A fallen tree lying across the road in Shepherd's Hill, north London due to the storm affecting parts of the UK. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 28, 2013. See PA story WEATHER Storm. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Passers-by climb over a fallen tree lying across the road in Shepherd's Hill, north London due to the storm affecting parts of the UK. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 28, 2013. See PA story WEATHER Storm. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire
DOVER, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 28: Large waves, produced by storm force winds, break on the shore on October 28, 2013 in Dover, England. Approximately 220,000 homes are without power and two deaths have been recorded after much of southern England has been affected by a severe storm. Transport links on road, rail, air and sea have been severely disrupted by hurricane-force winds that have almost reached 100 mph in places. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
DOVER, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 28: Large waves, produced by storm force winds, break on the shore on October 28, 2013 in Dover, England. Approximately 220,000 homes are without power and two deaths have been recorded after much of southern England has been affected by a severe storm. Transport links on road, rail, air and sea have been severely disrupted by hurricane-force winds that have almost reached 100 mph in places.. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
DOVER, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 28: Ferries wait beyond the harbour wall as large waves, produced by storm force winds, break on the shore on October 28, 2013 in Dover, England. Approximately 220,000 homes are without power and two deaths have been recorded after much of southern England has been affected by a severe storm. Transport links on road, rail, air and sea have been severely disrupted by hurricane-force winds that have almost reached 100 mph in places.. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
PORTHLEVEN, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 28: Large waves, produced by storm force winds break along the coast at Porthleven on October 28, 2013 in Cornwall, England. Approximately 220,000 homes are without power and two deaths have been recorded after much of southern England has been affected by a severe storm. Transport links on road, rail, air and sea have been severely disrupted by hurricane-force winds that have almost reached 100 mph in places. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
PORTHLEVEN, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 28: Large waves, produced by storm force winds, break along the coast at Porthleven on October 28, 2013 in Cornwall, England. Approximately 220,000 homes are without power and two deaths have been recorded after much of southern England has been affected by a severe storm. Transport links on road, rail, air and sea have been severely disrupted by hurricane-force winds that have almost reached 100 mph in places. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
PORTHLEVEN, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 28: A member of the public watches large waves, produced by storm force winds break along the coast at Porthleven on October 28, 2013 in Cornwall, England. Approximately 220,000 homes are without power and two deaths have been recorded after much of southern England has been affected by a severe storm. Transport links on road, rail, air and sea have been severely disrupted by hurricane-force winds that have almost reached 100 mph in places. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
PORTHLEVEN, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 28: Large waves, produced by storm force winds, break along the coast at Porthleven on October 28, 2013 in Cornwall, England. Approximately 220,000 homes are without power and two deaths have been recorded after much of southern England has been affected by a severe storm. Transport links on road, rail, air and sea have been severely disrupted by hurricane-force winds that have almost reached 100 mph in places. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
PORTHLEVEN, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 28: A member of the public watches large waves, produced by storm force winds break along the coast at Porthleven on October 28, 2013 in Cornwall, England. Approximately 220,000 homes are without power and two deaths have been recorded after much of southern England has been affected by a severe storm. Transport links on road, rail, air and sea have been severely disrupted by hurricane-force winds that have almost reached 100 mph in places. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
PORTHLEVEN, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 28: Large waves, produced by storm force winds break along the coast at Porthleven on October 28, 2013 in Cornwall, England. Approximately 220,000 homes are without power and two deaths have been recorded after much of southern England has been affected by a severe storm. Transport links on road, rail, air and sea have been severely disrupted by hurricane-force winds that have almost reached 100 mph in places. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
DOVER, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 28: Large waves, produced by storm force winds, break against the harbour wall on October 28, 2013 in Dover, England. Approximately 220,000 homes are without power and two deaths have been recorded after much of southern England has been affected by a severe storm. Transport links on road, rail, air and sea have been severely disrupted by hurricane-force winds that have almost reached 100 mph in places.. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
DOVER, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 28: Large waves, produced by storm force winds, break on the shore on October 28, 2013 in Dover, England. Approximately 220,000 homes are without power and two deaths have been recorded after much of southern England has been affected by a severe storm. Transport links on road, rail, air and sea have been severely disrupted by hurricane-force winds that have almost reached 100 mph in places.. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
DOVER, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 28: Members of the public watch as large waves, produced by storm force winds, break against the harbour wall on October 28, 2013 in Dover, England. Approximately 220,000 homes are without power and two deaths have been recorded after much of southern England has been affected by a severe storm. Transport links on road, rail, air and sea have been severely disrupted by hurricane-force winds that have almost reached 100 mph in places.. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
DOVER, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 28: Members of the public watch as large waves, produced by storm force winds, break against the harbour wall on October 28, 2013 in Dover, England. Approximately 220,000 homes are without power and two deaths have been recorded after much of southern England has been affected by a severe storm. Transport links on road, rail, air and sea have been severely disrupted by hurricane-force winds that have almost reached 100 mph in places.. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
DOVER, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 28: Members of the public watch as large waves, produced by storm force winds, break against the harbour wall on October 28, 2013 in Dover, England. Approximately 220,000 homes are without power and two deaths have been recorded after much of southern England has been affected by a severe storm. Transport links on road, rail, air and sea have been severely disrupted by hurricane-force winds that have almost reached 100 mph in places.. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
DOVER, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 28: Members of the public watch as large waves, produced by storm force winds, break against the harbour wall on October 28, 2013 in Dover, England. Approximately 220,000 homes are without power and two deaths have been recorded after much of southern England has been affected by a severe storm. Transport links on road, rail, air and sea have been severely disrupted by hurricane-force winds that have almost reached 100 mph in places.. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
DOVER, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 28: Members of the public watch as large waves, produced by storm force winds, break against the harbour wall on October 28, 2013 in Dover, England. Approximately 220,000 homes are without power and two deaths have been recorded after much of southern England has been affected by a severe storm. Transport links on road, rail, air and sea have been severely disrupted by hurricane-force winds that have almost reached 100 mph in places.. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
DOVER, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 28: A child is blown over as large waves, produced by storm force winds, break against the harbour wall on October 28, 2013 in Dover, England. Approximately 220,000 homes are without power and two deaths have been recorded after much of southern England has been affected by a severe storm. Transport links on road, rail, air and sea have been severely disrupted by hurricane-force winds that have almost reached 100 mph in places.. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
DOVER, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 28: A child is blown over as large waves, produced by storm force winds, break against the harbour wall on October 28, 2013 in Dover, England. Approximately 220,000 homes are without power and two deaths have been recorded after much of southern England has been affected by a severe storm. Transport links on road, rail, air and sea have been severely disrupted by hurricane-force winds that have almost reached 100 mph in places.. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
TROON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 28: Members of the public walk along the Troon South beach on October 28, 2013 in Troon, Scotland. Scotland is set to miss the effects of the storm which is hitting the south of Britain, with gusts of 80mph winds causing travel disruption. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
DOVER, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 28: Large waves, produced by storm force winds, break against the harbour wall on October 28, 2013 in Dover, England. Approximately 220,000 homes are without power and two deaths have been recorded after much of southern England has been affected by a severe storm. Transport links on road, rail, air and sea have been severely disrupted by hurricane-force winds that have almost reached 100 mph in places. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
DOVER, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 28: Members of the public watch as large waves, produced by storm force winds, break against the harbour wall on October 28, 2013 in Dover, England. Approximately 220,000 homes are without power and two deaths have been recorded after much of southern England has been affected by a severe storm. Transport links on road, rail, air and sea have been severely disrupted by hurricane-force winds that have almost reached 100 mph in places. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
DOVER, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 28: Members of the public watch as large waves, produced by storm force winds, break against the harbour wall on October 28, 2013 in Dover, England. Approximately 220,000 homes are without power and two deaths have been recorded after much of southern England has been affected by a severe storm. Transport links on road, rail, air and sea have been severely disrupted by hurricane-force winds that have almost reached 100 mph in places. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
DOVER, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 28: Large waves produced by storm force winds break against the harbour wall on October 28, 2013 in Dover, England. Approximately 220,000 homes are without power and two deaths have been recorded after much of southern England has been affected by a severe storm. Transport links on road, rail, air and sea have been severely disrupted by hurricane-force winds that have almost reached 100 mph in places. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
DOVER, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 28: Large waves produced by storm force winds break against the harbour wall on October 28, 2013 in Dover, England. Approximately 220,000 homes are without power and two deaths have been recorded after much of southern England has been affected by a severe storm. Transport links on road, rail, air and sea have been severely disrupted by hurricane-force winds that have almost reached 100 mph in places. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
People watch as waves crash against the harbour wall at Porthcawl in south Wales October 28, 2013. Britain's strongest storm in a decade battered southern regions on Monday, forcing hundreds of flight cancellations, cutting power lines and disrupting the travel plans of millions of commuters. Winds of up to 99 miles per hour (160 km per hour) lashed southern England and Wales in the early hours of Monday, shutting down rail services in some areas during rush hour. REUTERS/Rebecca Naden (BRITAIN - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY DISASTER)
A collapsed tree lies across a road in Hounslow, west London October 28, 2013. Britain's strongest storm in a decade battered southern regions on Monday, forcing hundreds of flight cancellations, cutting power lines and disrupting the travel plans of millions of commuters. Winds of up to 99 miles per hour (160 km per hour) lashed southern England and Wales in the early hours of Monday, shutting down rail services in some areas during rush hour. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)
Emergency services work at the scene of a fallen tree at Bath Road in Hounslow, west London October 28, 2013. Britain's strongest storm in a decade battered southern regions on Monday, forcing hundreds of flight cancellations, cutting power lines and disrupting the travel plans of millions of commuters. Winds of up to 99 miles per hour (160 km per hour) lashed southern England and Wales in the early hours of Monday, shutting down rail services in some areas during rush hour. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)
Emergency services work at the scene of a fallen tree at Bath Road in Hounslow, west London October 28, 2013. Britain's strongest storm in a decade battered southern regions on Monday, forcing hundreds of flight cancellations, cutting power lines and disrupting the travel plans of millions of commuters. Winds of up to 99 miles per hour (160 km per hour) lashed southern England and Wales in the early hours of Monday, shutting down rail services in some areas during rush hour. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Emergency services work at the scene of a fallen tree at Bath Road in Hounslow, west London October 28, 2013. Britain's strongest storm in a decade battered southern regions on Monday, forcing hundreds of flight cancellations, cutting power lines and disrupting the travel plans of millions of commuters. Winds of up to 99 miles per hour (160 km per hour) lashed southern England and Wales in the early hours of Monday, shutting down rail services in some areas during rush hour. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)
Emergency services work at the scene of a fallen tree at Bath road in Hounslow, west London October 28, 2013. Britain's strongest storm in a decade battered southern regions on Monday, forcing hundreds of flight cancellations, cutting power lines and disrupting the travel plans of millions of commuters. Winds of up to 99 miles per hour (160 km per hour) lashed southern England and Wales in the early hours of Monday, shutting down rail services in some areas during rush hour. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)
People wait at a bus stop by a damaged tree in Brentford, west London October 28, 2013. Britain's strongest storm in a decade battered southern regions on Monday, forcing hundreds of flight cancellations, cutting power lines and disrupting the travel plans of millions of commuters. Winds of up to 99 miles per hour (160 km per hour) lashed southern England and Wales in the early hours of Monday, shutting down rail services in some areas during rush hour. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)
Workers clear a fallen tree from a street in south London October 28, 2013. Strong storm winds and rain battered southern parts of England and Wales early on Monday, forcing flight cancellations, disrupting trains and closing roads and major bridges. Local media dubbed the storm "St. Jude", after the patron saint of lost causes who is traditionally celebrated on October 28. REUTERS/Andrew Winning (BRITAIN - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER SOCIETY)
Residents look at a fallen tree in a street in south London October 28, 2013. Strong storm winds and rain battered southern parts of England and Wales early on Monday, forcing flight cancellations, disrupting trains and closing roads and major bridges. Local media dubbed the storm "St. Jude", after the patron saint of lost causes who is traditionally celebrated on October 28. REUTERS/Andrew Winning (BRITAIN - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER SOCIETY)
The roof of a pedestrian bridge which collapsed during strong winds is seen outside London Bridge Station in London October 28, 2013. Strong storm winds and rain battered southern parts of England and Wales early on Monday, forcing flight cancellations, disrupting trains and closing roads and major bridges. Local media dubbed the storm "St. Jude", after the patron saint of lost causes who is traditionally celebrated on October 28. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)

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