Another severe storm lashed the U.K. on Monday, leaving two people dead and a trail of destruction in the wake of its fury.
Many rail, air and ferry services were disrupted, and it was chaos on the nation’s roads, with the U.K’s Network Rail declaring that storm damage was worse than that caused by recent super-storm Jude.
The U.K. had 34 flood warnings in place, and Christmas travelers were confronted by gale force winds of up to 90mph and torrential rain that left many places flooded and thousands of homes without power. As many people prepared to travel home today to celebrate Christmas with their families, the roads were still littered with debris and standing water from yesterday’s freak weather.
The north-west, Wales and the south coast took the full force of the storm system which drove in from the Atlantic, causing massive waves and swollen rivers. The fatalities occurred in Cumbria and north Wales, where in two separate incidents a man and a woman drowned in floods.
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