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UK News Wall of hotel ripped off as floods from Storm Ciara surge through streets

01:15  10 february  2020
01:15  10 february  2020 Source:   inews.co.uk

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A HOTEL has been destroyed by Storm Ciara after collapsing into flood waters amid ferocious People were rescued from their homes by boat after parts of Lancashire were flooded as Storm The highest wind speed of the day has been recorded at The Needles off the Isle of Wight with gusts of

Storm Ciara left a devastating trail of destruction as 97mph winds and torrential downpours battered the nation sparking major floods . Paul Hogg, who uploaded footage of the rescue mission, said: "Brave boys from RNLI off out to rescue some idiot surfer off Hastings in Storm Ciara .

an old stone building © Provided by The i

The side of a hotel was completely ripped off as floods from Storm Ciara took hold across the UK.

Part of the Bridge House Guest House, collapsed into the fast-flowing River Tevio exposing the rooms to the raging torrents below.

Police were called to the scene at around 9.30am on Sunday to reports of structural damage.

Earlier in the day a severe flood warning, meaning there was a danger to life was issued for the River Nidd in North Yorkshire. This was later downgraded to a flood warning.

Rescue

Chris Wilding, flood duty manager at the Environment Agency, urged people in at-risk areas to “remain vigilant”.

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  Storm Ciara: climate change will bring wetter, wilder weather to the UK more often It is being hailed as the ‘Storm of the Century’. But climate change means storms like Ciara could become more commonThe storm, dubbed the “biggest storm of this century” by forecasters, has caused flooding and damage to buildings, transport infrastructure and power lines across the country.

Storm Ciara , a low-pressure system, developed in the North Atlantic and has tracked eastwards towards the UK and Ireland over recent days. The organisation said there would be a dangerous combination of high tides, storm surge & inshore waves across coastal areas.

This is moment a hotel collapsed into raging flood water as Storm Ciara unleashed her wrath across the country and wreaked travel havoc with 93mph gales. The Bridge House Guest House in Hawick, Scotland, was taped off at around 9.30am by emergency services after water began travelling up the

Firefighters in Blackpool had to rescue a motorist whose car got stuck in deep floodwater and a man escaped with minor injuries after being trapped for over an hour when a tree fell on a car in Flitwick, Bedfordshire.

Residents in the town of Appleby-in-Westmorland in Cumbria scrambled to protect their homes when the county was hit by severe flooding after the River Eden burst its banks.

Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service urged people not to drive through floodwater after they rescued a number of motorists, while police forces across the country advised people to stay off the roads.

In Lancashire, stranded locals were rescued from their homes by boat after parts were flooded.

Inflatable boats

Properties in Whalley, which suffered Boxing Day floods in 2015, were evacuated in inflatable boats as flood water reached more than 18 ins (45 cm) and saw cars submerged in water.

Storm Ciara: 58-year-old man dies after tree toppled onto his car on A33 in Hampshire

  Storm Ciara: 58-year-old man dies after tree toppled onto his car on A33 in Hampshire The storm brought winds of more than 90 miles per hour and led to floodingThe driver, from Micheldever in Hampshire, was pronounced dead at the scene on the A33 just before 4pm. He had been travelling from Winchester to Micheldever when the tree toppled onto his Mercedes.

Flood water rushes down a street past houses in Mytholmroyd, northern England. Dozens of domestic and international flights have been cancelled as Storm Ciara is set to batter the UK and Ireland with heavy rain and winds of more than 80 miles per hour.

Storm Ciara . Image caption Several properties in Whalley - which was hit by floods on Boxing Day I watched firefighters evacuating residents in inflatable boats on the high street while submerged cars Police are warning people to avoid the Tickled Trout Hotel and petrol station in Preston over concerns

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service's chief fire officer Justin Johnston said a major incident had been declared and urged people not to travel unless "absolutely necessary".

Homes in Blackpool were also evacuated.

In North Wales, one man shared footage of rough seas flooding roads and bringing water to his front door on Tremadoc Bay in Criccieth, Gwynedd, West Wales.

'Exceptional'

"This is quite an exceptional storm and I haven't seen wind this strong for quite a few years," 58-year-old company director Gethin Jones said of Ciara which saw winds reach up to 93mph in Wales.

Also in Wales, rescue crews rushed to save an 88-year-old woman, Iris, and her 90-year-old husband, Tony, from their flooded ground-floor flat in Llanrwst, North Wales.

As of Sunday evening there were around 180 flood warnings meaning flooding was expected across parts of England and Wales. There were also 242 flood alerts indicating that flooding was “possible”. A further 15 flood alerts were issued in Scotland with 53 flood warnings.

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