Sunday, 21 January, 2018

Eleanor's gone - but more extreme weather on way

Storm Eleanor to bring flooding and winds of up to 80mph			
				 
   by Paul Miles 
  Published Storm Eleanor to bring flooding and winds of up to 80mph by Paul Miles Published
Melinda Barton | 13 January, 2018, 06:40

He said adequate warnings were issued to local authorities but there are always "limitations" because storms can change direction at any moment.

Two people had to be rescued, one from her vehicle; the overhead tram lines were downed; and a business in Little Eccleston was flooded during Storm Eleanor, which had council workers out in Wyre yesterday clearing away debris.

The AA also report that there is flooding on the R152 approximately 2km before Kilmoon Cross and motorists are being asked to avoid the road.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for wind for the United Kingdom until 7:00 p.m. tonight.

In Galway City - busy streets were flooded, leaving homes and businesses under water and drivers stranded.

"We have been working in hard conditions since last night to restore power to over 20,000 customers and we'll continue to respond to reports of damage and reconnect supplies as quickly and safely as possible".

Met Éireann is appealing to the public to remain vigilant with exceptionally high seas and an orange wind warning in place along all western coastal counties until two o'clock this afternoon.

The front carriage of the Montreux-Oberland Bernois railway train was also pushed off tracks near Lenk by strong gusts of wind.

Morning warning Red skies were apparent across the UK this morning as Storm Eleanor approaches
Morning warning Red skies were apparent across the UK this morning as Storm Eleanor approaches

Its crews resumed at first light this morning to restore power to customers affected by the storm. The BBC further reported that 2,700 properties were affected in England - 2,000 of which were in the Midlands - and 460 in Wales.

The Environment Agency has said that flooding risks could remain in coastal areas for several days and has warned people not to try and take "storm selfies".

Due to fears around high winds part of the Dartford Crossing - the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge - was shut at 11pm.

The yellow (be aware) warning is for more strong gusting winds until 7pm tonight.

The Met Office said some delays to land, air and sea transport are likely again today, as well as the potential for further power cuts as wind speeds of up to 75mph move in from the south west of England.

National Resources Wales issued flood warnings that will last into today for Aberaeron, Aberystwyth, Cardigan, Borth and Clarach Bay.

"A large wave came up and taken all that wall away with it".