High wind storm Eunice hits UK, causes destruction

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Storm Eunice has created massive destruction in the United Kingdom (UK). Rooftops and trees were torn down, and cars were crushed as thousands of people across the UK stayed in their homes to avoid hurricane-strength winds.

Ten people got injured across the UK and in some parts of Western Europe due to the storm. The wind speeds were as high as 122 miles/hour (mph). This is the fastest one recorded in the country so far.

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The Met Office has also issued a warning covering London and East England. This warning is a second rare red weather alert that is passed only in severe conditions.

Damaging wind gusts are expected across large parts of the Southern UK and Ireland. Preparations are underway for the places that have been affected worst.

The storm could bring gusts of up to 90mph in South West England and South Wales, risking life from flying debris.

In North London’s Muswell Hill, a woman was killed as a tree fell on her car due to heavy storms. London Fire Statement passed a statement and told that a man was also killed on the same day while driving in Liverpool.

Meanwhile, schools have been shut down, and the army is also on standby as a preventive method against the protection of everyone in the country.

According to the weather forecast, Storm Eunice will make landfall in SouthWest England Today, 18 February, after coming through the Atlantic, packing gusts of up to 100 miles (160 kilometres) per hour.

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Met Office Chief Meteorologist Paul Gunderson said, “After the impacts from Storm Dudley for many on Wednesday, Storm Eunice will bring damaging gusts in what could be one of the most powerful storms to affect Southern and Central parts of the United Kingdom for a few years.”

A leading meteorologist has said that this storm could be UK’s “most intense in the last 30 years”, bringing severe winds with the potential to flatten trees and cause widespread disruption and damage.

The authorities also said that there will be travel delays, power cuts and possible outages of mobile phone coverage due to the storm today, 19 February.

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