Britain battered by severe storm — Analysis

1000’s of individuals had been evacuated from their properties as heavy rainfall brought about flooding and widespread harm

1000’s of individuals had been evacuated from their properties on Sunday evening as Storm Franklin battered the UK, inflicting at the very least one river to burst its banks. 

A minimum of 400 properties had been evacuated in South Manchester after the authorities issued two extreme flood warnings. An emergency middle was created at Didsbury Mosque for households that had been informed to depart their properties with nowhere else to remain.

The River Don in Sprotbrough, South Yorkshire bursts its banks on Sunday night. Police mentioned that most of the space’s footpaths had been underneath water. The River Severn additionally got here near bursting its banks in Shropshire.

Photos shared on social media present the extent of the flooding. 

A number of practice operators, together with the TransPennine Specific (TPE), have urged clients to “keep away from journey if potential” on Monday. Some tracks have been troubled by falling timber and others are anticipated to be out of motion because of gale-force winds.

Whereas areas of the north appeared most troubled, some practice companies round London had been additionally down. 

The UK’s Meteorological Workplace had issued quite a lot of warnings for floods and wind. Scotland was coated by 18 flood warnings whereas Wales was coated by 26 flood warnings and 48 flood alerts.

Round 15,700 properties had been understood to be with out electrical energy on Sunday night. By comparability, some 1.4 million properties misplaced energy in a 24-hour-period on Friday after Storm Eunice battered the UK and Eire.

Storm Eunice got here simply days after Storm Dudley hit the UK and Eire.

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