The storm has been going on for days Babette It leaves a trail of destruction in the United Kingdom and some countries in northern Europe. Since Thursday, at least five people have died, victims of floods and other incidents caused by bad weather.
In the United Kingdom, strong winds of up to 100 kilometers per hour and torrential rain caused power outages (more than 100,000 consumers suffered power outages), flooded homes and forced the evacuation of many residential areas.
oh MetOffice, the British Meteorological Agency, this week introduced a red alert for the heaviest rain since the beginning of 2020, which lasted until Saturday night. A red alert means, in the Met Office’s description, a “danger to life” and the potential for damage to infrastructure, as well as disruption to travel and energy supplies.
Currently, the Scottish territory and parts of northern England are under yellow warning (less severe) until Monday.
Even so, water levels continue to rise as cleaning and drainage work continues in the worst-hit areas. In Redford, in the English county of Nottinghamshire, flooding is expected to cause disruption for several days.
The county declared the storm a “severe incident” after residents of about 500 homes in Redford were ordered to evacuate as the Idle River reached record levels this Sunday.
Residents in Nottinghamshire and neighboring Derbyshire should brace for flooding until next Wednesday, according to the British government’s Environment Agency.
British officials have confirmed four deaths from the storm and admit the toll could rise.
A 60-year-old man was swept away by floods in Shropshire, a 56-year-old man was swept away by a falling tree in Angus, Scotland, and a 57-year-old woman was killed in the same Scottish region. A river stream is a river. An 83-year-old woman was also confirmed dead this Sunday in Derbyshire after her home was flooded after she tried to escape.
Outside the United Kingdom, Berlin confirmed that a 33-year-old woman died after a tree crashed into the car she was driving on the German island of Fehmarn, German news agency DPA reported.
A Babette It also affected Baltic coastal areas, with damage reported in Denmark, northern Germany and southern Sweden, where people were advised to avoid travel and stay away from the coast.
Depression Babette Also moving through Portugal brought heavy rain and wind before the depression arrived Aline, last Thursday. Paula Leitão, a meteorologist at the Portuguese Ocean and Atmosphere, explained to PÚBLICO the depression. Babette It left Portuguese territory and reached England on 19 October.
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