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Meatpie
04-01-12, 12:07 PM
Two men have been killed as winds of more than 100mph battered the UK.


A man in his 50s was crushed by a falling tree as he sat in the driver's seat of a parked van in Kent.


Meanwhile, a member of crew on board a tanker was killed after the vessel was hit by a large wave off the coast of the south Devon/Cornwall border.



The strong winds swept across the country, bringing travel chaos as millions of people returned to work after the Christmas and new year break. Trees fell on to railway tracks and power lines, lorries toppled over on busy roads and flood warnings were issued after rivers swelled.


High seas and rocky swells buffeted ferries and caused the Port of Dover to close, while gusts of wind damaged the roof of a stand at Epsom Downs racecourse in Surrey.

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Roof was blown off this Grand Designs house in Kilcreggan after facing winds of up to 100mph


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This worker was left bemused after strong winds off Chesil Beach, Dorset, swept a boat into a bus stop

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The driver of a single decker bus in Witley, Surrey, was badly injured when an oak tree came crashing down on the vehicle

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In Southampton, bricks rained down on a pavement as a shop front collapsed in the face of extreme winds

mxboots888
05-01-12, 03:35 AM
Thanks for the news items and pics Meatpie!:breakfast:

Meatpie
05-01-12, 09:21 AM
Raging winds reached 111mph on top of Great Dunn Fell in the Pennines as the gales continued across England and Wales.

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Firefighters freed a family using a handsaw to remove branches from the fallen tree early today in Chingford

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exhibsm
05-01-12, 09:46 AM
was in Holland next to the sea, was also very hard

PiercedChest
05-01-12, 10:01 AM
was in Holland next to the sea, was also very hard

The wind, you, or you and the wind :smirk:?

platinum
05-01-12, 10:35 AM
exhibsm if his 'posts' are anything to go by!

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stiffy666
05-01-12, 10:54 AM
It is a bit breazy here!

KiltedSoldier
06-01-12, 05:52 AM
Aye very dangerous for those of us who wear kilts :-) people who go out in this weather are twats unless they have a really good reason