St. Jude Storm Hits the UK

By: SKY News (Posted by Doug Meyers)
By: SKY News (Posted by Doug Meyers)

Workers in southwest England started to clean up trees brought down by gale force winds overnight, as forecasters expected the "worst storm in years" to sweep across parts of the UK on Monday (October 28).
Hurricane-force winds are forecast to disrupt road, rail and airport networks when one of the strongest storms in
decades is expected to hit the southern half of Britain during rush-hour, forecasters warned.
The storm brought winds up to 99 mph and caused power outage in parts of England early on Monday morning, according to local media reports.
The storm has been dubbed "St. Jude" by the local media, after the patron saint of lost causes who is traditionally celebrated on Oct. 28, and made comparisons to 1987 when a storm killed 18 people in Britain and felled some 15 million trees.


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