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UK News People evacuated from homes after large landslide caused by storm Ciara

03:31  14 february  2020
03:31  14 february  2020 Source:   walesonline.co.uk

Storm Ciara lashes UK with 90mph gale-force winds triggering chaos: Trees crash into roads, hundreds of flights cancelled and BLACKOUTS expected

  Storm Ciara lashes UK with 90mph gale-force winds triggering chaos: Trees crash into roads, hundreds of flights cancelled and BLACKOUTS expected Hundreds of flights into and out of European airports were cancelled as Britain's biggest storm in seven years swept into Scotland, with the rest of the UK being issued with several weather warnings. There are a number of warnings valid this afternoon for both #wind and #rain, with an amber wind warning covering Wales and much of England #WeatherAware pic.twitter.com/WLpZDSxtqE— Met Office (@metoffice) February 9, 2020Today streets across the country were flooded with some people even having to be rescued by emergency workers from their cars.

Nine homes have been evacuated following a large landslip, thought to have been caused by Storm Ciara . People are being advised to stay Staff from NRW will work with geoscience and engineering experts to monitor the landslide . More rain is expected from Storm Dennis over the weekend.

Storm Ciara sweeps across UK, causing heavy flooding – video. Hurricane-force winds and flooding have caused severe disruption across much of Storm Ciara brought heavy rain and winds of more than 90mph, knocking out power to homes in some areas. The upheaval is likely to last into the start

a field with a mountain in the background: Nine houses have been evacuated © Natural Resources Wales Nine houses have been evacuated

Residents living in the Conwy Valley have been urged to evacuate their homes following a "large landslip".

People living in nine properties across the Crafnant area of Trefriw have been asked to leave their homes after Storm Ciara caused part of a hill to subside over the weekend of February 8 and 9.

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) said there are concerns that the "area remains unstable" and there is an "immediate risk to properties and highways" nearby.

Conwy Council said people were asked to leave their homes on February 12 and 13.

a pile of hay next to a tree: The landslide happened over the weekend of February 8 and 9 © Natural Resources Wales The landslide happened over the weekend of February 8 and 9

Storm Ciara brought winds of 90mph and torrential rains to Wales over the weekend. The town of Llanrwst flooded and elsewhere rivers were at high levels and trees were brought down. A beautiful, historic bridge was also washed away and a lorry blew over on the Severn Crossing.

Flights axed and floods feared as Storm Ciara clobbers Europe

  Flights axed and floods feared as Storm Ciara clobbers Europe Flights axed and floods feared as Storm Ciara clobbers EuropeLONDON (Reuters) - Storm Ciara lashed Britain and northern continental Europe with heavy rain and wind speeds that reached more than 90 miles an hour (145 kph) in places on Sunday, forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights, train services and sports matches.

Storm Ciara slammed the United Kingdom and Northern Europe before pushing eastward. The storm , with wind gusts up to 125 mph, caused a wildfire to flare up in Corsica and shut down ports, train lines and airports, The Associated Press reported.

Homes were evacuated in Essex after a car fell into a huge sinkhole caused by the storm . Pictures from the scene showed the Toyota trapped nose-first in the The Met Office meteorologist Alex Burkill said: “While Storm Ciara is clearing away that doesn’t mean we’re entering a quieter period of weather.

NRW said it is working with North Wales Police and the council to determine whether there are any more movements and have drafted in support from engineering experts.

Sian Williams, NRW's Head of Operations in North West Wales, said: "We are working quickly with a number of partners to monitor the landslip and determine if there are any movements.

"In the meantime, North Wales Police, Conwy County Borough Council and NRW have advised the residents of nine properties to evacuate their homes as there is a concern that this area remains unstable with an immediate risk to properties and highways in the area.

"There are road and footpath closures in place, and we advise people to stay away from the area."

NRW will work with the geoscience and engineering experts to monitor the landslide over the weekend when further rain is expected from Storm Dennis.

The Met Office upgraded its weather warning for Wales on Thursday morning as Storm Dennis prepares to bring 70mph winds and nearly five inches of rain to the country this weekend.

Yellow and amber weather warnings are in place as the system develops in the North Atlantic before tracking eastward toward the UK.

My Family Nearly Lost Everything In The Floods. And We’re Feeling Forgotten .
My Family Nearly Lost Everything In The Floods. And We’re Feeling ForgottenWatch: Thursday mid-morning forecast (Met Office)

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