MOSCOW, September 13 — RIA Novosti. Hurricane "Kate" hit on Monday in the southern and central parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland, parts of England and Wales, damaging dozens of cars and leaving thousands of homes without electricity, according to BBC Broadcasting Corporation BBC.
Killed at least one person — the driver of the car that crushed a fallen tree. The incident took place in County Durham in the north of England.
According to meteorologists, the rate is accompanied by "Kate" winds up to 128 kilometers per hour.
Cyclone "Kate", which was formed as a tropical storm on August 30 in the east Atlantic Ocean off the islands of Cape Verde, was in the area of Bermuda, and then began to move away from the U.S. east coast to the open ocean. The cyclone intensified several times before the storm and then weakened to a tropical storm.
The name "Kate" has replaced the list of names in constant storms and hurricanes infamous "Katrina", which in 2005 was the most destructive hurricane in U.S. history. Then killed nearly two thousand people, destroyed the city of New Orleans in Louisiana.
Atlantic hurricane season lasts from June to November. Tropical storms are named when the speed of an accompanying wind reaches 62 miles per hour. Storm becomes a hurricane when wind speed exceeds 119 kilometers per hour.
In the UK, after Tropical Storm "Kate" crossed the Atlantic and descended on Europe, more than 10 million homes were without electricity. In Scotland, Northern Ireland and the north of England have been heavy rains, strong wind reached a speed of 130 kilometers per hour, has died. Flooded highways, almost all ferry operators canceled flights due to fallen trees on railroad tracks stopped the train.
In Germany, the elements literally washed away the tracks commuter train. In this incident, injuring five people. In some cities hail the size of a hen's egg. According to forecasts of weather services in the next few days the weather is not uluchshitsya.Seychas "Kate" is moving in the direction of Latvia and Estonia. Despite the fact that the path of the hurricane lost its strength, it is still quite dangerous.
Hundreds of people were left without power after high winds with gusts up to 140 km / h, the wind swept across Ireland, causing the shutdown.
Crews are now working to restore power throughout strany.Lyudyam advised not to travel unless absolutely necessary. The country is still windy, and expect strong westerly wind gusts.
Motorists asked to be extremely vigilant, especially on the open road. Since the burst of the high seas, in combination with a tornado today could lead to flooding of coastal regions.
Morning were reported flooding in some areas. Residents advised not to travel to these regions.
Representatives of road safety authorities also appealed to motorists, they were asked to adhere to the extra distance between vehicles. Especially careful to behave drivers of trucks, buses and other vehicles, large capacity. Since they are more at risk in high winds because of the height of cars.
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