Scotland fell to powerful in 15 years storm, the speed at times reached 250 kilometers per hour, reports Sky News. Stopped working schools, canceled flights and ferries ply not train. Off the coast of Yorkshire steam with three hundred passengers unable to approach because of the strong wind. The same wind caused the fire, the wind turbine, which is located in North Ayrshire — NEWSru.com
In Scotland introduced a state of emergency. The authorities were forced to cancel classes in schools by noon that students could get home without risking their lives. Closed state museums, libraries, universities and sports centers.
Recorded significant disruptions in the transport message. Dozens of flights canceled flights at airports in Edinburgh and Glasgow, not ply trains and ferries, and a vessel with three hundred passengers could not moor in Yorkshire, in the end the ship had to return to the sea, reports BBC.
Element nearly claimed the lives of three car owners whose cars utyanula streams of water. Rescuers managed to evacuate them only by helicopter, the victims were admitted to hospital with suspected hypothermia.
In some parts of England and Wales residents warned of a possible decrease in temperature and increased snowfall. In these areas, people advised not to leave their homes without the need to 14:00 (16:00 in Riga) Friday.
The storm left without electricity 50 thousand. Elements can not withstand the pressure of wind turbines. For example, in North Ayrshire due to strong wind vane 100-meter windmill, worth two million pounds began to spin so fast that eventually led to the design of fire, writes The Daily Telegraph.
To resume the power supply in the de-energized until the house is not possible: the road littered with trees and work with the wires at a height in this weather is not possible.
Meteorologists have announced the highest "red" level storm warning. This, however, is much weaker than the record of wind gusts in the UK, which were recorded March 20, 1986. Then the wind speed reached 276 kilometers per hour.