The Worst Storm – St. Jude hit Britain (England and Wales) on 27th October, Sunday night with massive rain and wind. The strongest winds affected commuter routes, taxi travels, train routes, Underground and also air travels. Many trees fell down, buildings are damaged and 4 people have been killed by falling trees due to hefty winds.
A 30ft tall tree fell onto the Static caravan in Kent, in which Bethany Freeman, 17, was resting. Bethany, also known as Gia to her friends died and her family who was resting in neighboring caravan are traumatized severely. Bethany’s school stated her a ‘dedicated and truly outstanding sports woman’.
The second victim is Donal Drohan, 51 and a tree fell onto his car as he drove through Watford. He was an operations manager at the Public realm service at Harrow Council. A tree struck a gas main in Hounslow, west London which led to an explosion. The blast destroyed three houses and damaged two others. Twelve people were evacuated from surrounding premises as a precaution. The 14 year old boy Dylan Alkins feared death after being swept out of the sea.
More than 6 lakh homes suffered power cuts due to the harsh winds up to 100mph and still many homes are there without power supply according to UK Power Networks. Trains will not run until everything gets back to normal and more than 130 flights at Heathrow were cancelled due to bad weather.
To avoid hassles on your journey, it is best to check and rearrange the timings with Heathrow taxis according to your flight status.