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Storm Hank causes deaths and flood warnings in UK | World and Science

The wind speed of the storm was 150 kmphAdrian Dennis/AFP

Posted on 03/01/2024 11:09

Storm Hank, which left one man dead on Tuesday (2), swept through the United Kingdom, prompting hundreds of warnings of possible flooding, traffic disruptions and power cuts this Wednesday (3).

The Isle of Wight, south of England, was hit by winds of up to 150km/h on Tuesday afternoon.

On the same day, in Gloucestershire, in the west of the country, a 50-year-old driver died after a tree fell on his car, police said. More than 300 flood warnings were issued across England and Wales on Wednesday morning.

According to the Energy Networks Association, which aggregates data from all electricity suppliers, about 10,000 customers are without power.

National Highways, which manages the road network, announced the closure of several major routes due to flooding.

The railway network has warned that traffic on its routes will also be affected on Wednesday.

“Trains have been damaged or delayed at several locations on our network due to strong winds and fallen trees on the track,” South Western Railway said in the morning, which decided to suspend services for “several hours”. ‚ÄúPassengers and crew.

The United Kingdom, particularly Scotland and the North of England, was already hit by Storm Gerrit at the end of December. Around that time, three men were found dead after their vehicle got stuck in a river in northern England.

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