Storm Henk hit UK caused flooding, power, and travel disruption

Storm Henk hit UK

Storm Henk hit UK caused flooding, power, and travel disruption

Storm Henk hit the United Kingdom (UK) with heavy rainfall and wind gusts which caused power cut-offs, transportation delays, and floods. The storm has affected mostly the urban parts of England and Wales.

Exeter Airport in Devon experienced the highest wind gust of 81 miles per hour. Several rail companies advised passengers not to travel due to blocked trees or power cut-offs which affected the network.

The storm moved from west to east and caused major disruptions across various parts of the United Kingdom. Rough sea waves due to wild winds damaged coastal areas, particularly in southern England. While road travelers experienced fallen trees and dangerous conditions.

There are about 114,000 electricity consumers without power. Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) have restored electricity to about 45000 homes. Moreover, the Energy Networks Association (ENA) has provided emergency call number 105 to get updates on affected areas due to power disruption.

Meanwhile, flooding has created havoc on the roads and rail networks. Environment Agency is warning that some riverbank regions may experience flooding until Thursday. There are more than 360 flood alerts in several parts including Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Newcastle, Hull, Norwich etc.

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Strong wind gusts have also prevented motorists from utilizing the bridge at Dartford Crossing heading south. Dartford Crossing is also known as Dartford Tunnel which is a major road crossing of the River Thames in England.

The severe Storm Henk which hit the UK also pulled down a scaffolding panel from a building in Greenwich, south-east London. It resulted in a blockage of the road.

Train services between London Paddington and South Wales were diverted due to a flood between Swindon and Bristol Parkway. Flooding has also affected the railway between Coventry and Birmingham.

National Rail also canceled some routes due to a power cut-off between London Paddington and Maidenhead. However, these routes have now reopened but disruption may occur again due to expected Storm Henk.

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