Storm Franklin: Third storm in a week batters Britain as hundreds of flood warnings issued


Storm Franklin is set to cause widespread disruptions just days after the chaos brought on by Storm Eunice. A yellow wind warning is in place for the majority of England, parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland, while a Amber wind warning is in place covering Belfast, Londonderry/Derry and surrounding cities.

The yellow warning is in place from midnight on Sunday until 1PM today, and the national weather service has warned the “very strong” gales can cause disruptions to travel as well as potential power cuts.

The Met Office warned: “Injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties.”

However, the amber wind warning, which is in place only until 7AM, warns of a “good chance” of power cuts as well as “injuries or danger to life”.

It reads: “Flying debris is likely and could lead to Injuries or danger to life.

READ MORE: Every danger to life warning in place for the UK today

It also stated it is “possible” in another 137 areas in the north-western half of the UK, London and the south coast.

Around 23 flood warnings and seven alerts are in place across the Scottish Borders, Ayrshire, Orkney and the Western Isles, according to the Scottish Environment Protection Agency.

Most of Wales is covered by 18 flood warnings and 35 alerts issued by Natural Resources Wales.

This is the first time the Met Office has had three named storms within a week since the current system was introduced, forecasters have said.

Storm Franklin is arriving just days after the widespread chaos caused by Storm Eunice.

Power companies revealed a record 1.4 million homes were affected by cuts on Friday.

The Energy Networks Association (ENA) said 77,000 people were still without power on Sunday afternoon.

The ENA stated 8,000 engineers are working to reconnect customers but many homes will still be without power during the week.


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