Storm Ciara Hits Europe, Causes Flood Disrupting Travel

Storm Ciara hits Europe and destroys thousands of homes leaving the people live in pitch dark due to power cuts. Further, the Storm Ciara led to the cancellation of flights and train services. This is across northwest Europe. The storm also led to orange alert by Swathes of northern France. also, more than 130,000 homes had power cuts.

The wind speed was 130 kilometres per hour as per Meteo-France. It also predicts a high of 200kph. It also led to uprooted trees, blowing away electric pols and ripping home roof of 31 departments including fire and rescue service. The transport also comes to halt due to storm.

The storm has led to floods across Britain making the Meteorological Office issuing a high alert. The office issued a warning of strong winds, heavy rain and snow.


In the northwest Welsh village of Aberdaron, the highest wind speed recorded is 150 kilometres per hour. More than 15 centimetres rainfall records in a 24-hour period at the Wet Sleddale Reservoir in northwest England’s Lake District national park.

Mostly across northern England and the southern coast more than170 flood warnings were issued.

Among those which were the worst hit include the West Yorkshire towns of Hebden Bridge. Also, neighbouring Mytholmroyd with flood water submerging the streets and cars.

The Energy Networks Association states that cross Britain, 62,000 homes are still living without electricity.


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