Storm Franklin named the third storm in a WEEK as 80 mph hurricanes hit the UK with flood warnings as homes were STILL without power.

BRITAIN are bracing for more weather woes as the third named storm in just a WEEK hits the country in 80 mph storms – days after Storm killer Eunice.

Storm Franklin will bring “violent and destructive gusts” across Northern Ireland until 09:00 tomorrow, with an amber warning in effect.


The British are facing more weather disasters after Storm Eunice ripped roofs off buildings and uprooted trees on Friday.1 credit
The Cars Were Left Stranded By Coastal Flooding When The Deadly Storm Hit.


The cars were left stranded by coastal flooding when the deadly storm hit.1 credit
Sven Good, 23, Looks Out Of His Bedroom Window At The Damage To The Family Home In Staunton Massey, Near Brentwood, Essex, After A 400-Year-Old Oak Fell.


Sven Good, 23, looks out of his bedroom window at the damage to the family home in Staunton Massey, near Brentwood, Essex, after a 400-year-old oak fell.1 credit

Meanwhile, more than 40,000 homes are still without power after the worst winter storm in a generation killed four people on Friday.

The Met Office has issued weather warnings for today and tomorrow that millions of people will face strong winds as they commute to work on Monday.

Forecasters say the explosions will cause more power outages, traffic delays and damage.

Sunday warnings cover Wales and most of England from noon to 3pm, and the North West and Northern Ireland from noon to midnight.

Similar wind warnings were issued for Monday.

An amber rain warning, meaning “there is a possibility that homes and businesses could be flooded”, is also in effect for Cumbria, Lancashire and West Yorkshire from midnight to 6pm on Sunday.

The Energy Networks Association said it believes the UK may have experienced a record 24-hour power outage on Friday, impacting around 1.3 million homes.

Electricity supplier Western Power Distribution (WPD) confirmed that the outage was the most widespread ever recorded in the South West of England.

The company said: “Since the first strike, Storm Eunice has officially caused the highest number of power outages in a 24 hour period that our Southwest region has ever experienced.

“Our engineers continue to work tirelessly to restore supplies to our customers despite dire conditions.”


At the height of the storm, the roof of the O2 Arena in London was damaged, causing rapper Dave’s upcoming concerts to be postponed and the spire of St Thomas’ Church in Wells, Somerset, toppling to the ground.

On Saturday, northern England faced blizzards and gale-force winds intensified on the south coast.

Meteorologists have warned that storms up to 70 miles per hour are possible in parts of England on Sunday.

The same speed was recorded at Heathrow Airport on Friday as thousands watched planes attempt to land on Big Jet TV’s YouTube channel.

Greg Dewhurst of the Met Office said today will be “another windy day across the UK”.

“This will affect the cleaning process throughout the day,” he said.

“Unfortunately, even wetter and windier weather is expected this weekend, but not on the scale of Storm Eunice,” said Aidan McGivern of the service.

“The wind will pick up significantly later on Sunday.

“There is a risk for the northern parts of the country – northern England, Scotland, Northern Ireland – 50 to 60 miles per hour inland and 70 to 80 miles per hour around open coasts and hills.”

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The British Insurers Association indicated that the cleanup could cost upwards of £300m.

A spokesman said: “No two storms are the same.

“The latest major storms to hit the UK – Ciara and Dennis – have resulted in over £360m being paid out by insurers.”

National Rail has warned that train services “throughout much of the UK” are still experiencing “serious disruptions”.

Unfortunately, three Britons and an Irishman are known to have been killed on Friday.

A woman in her 30s who was a passenger in the car died in Haringey, London when a tree fell on the car.

The 30-year-old man who was driving was hospitalized. His injuries are not considered life-threatening.

In Hampshire, a man in his 20s was killed and a second man seriously injured when a 10-foot tree fell in the market town of Alton.

A man in his 50s died when debris broke through the windshield of a car in Merseyside.

And a man in his 60s died in County Wexford when he was crushed by a tree while clearing trash.

Elsewhere, three people were taken to hospital – one with serious injuries – after a tree fell on a car in Wiltshire, and two others were injured when a balcony collapsed in London.

The 122 mph storm is said to be the strongest ever recorded in England.

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York was particularly hard hit by flooding after the Ouse overflowed its banks.1 credit
Heavy Snowfall Also Fell In York - Although This Did Not Stop The Party-Goers From Heading Out For The Night.


Heavy snowfall also fell in York – although this did not stop the party-goers from heading out for the night.1 credit
More Travel Chaos Is Predicted In The Coming Days After Trees Fell On Train Tracks.


More travel chaos is predicted in the coming days after trees fell on train tracks.Credit: Reuters
Four Dead In Worst Winter Storm In A Generation


Four dead in worst winter storm in a generation1 credit
The Roof Of The O2 In London Was Torn Off During A Ferocious Storm.


The roof of the O2 in London was torn off during a ferocious storm.Credit: Reuters

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