Hurricane Franklin swept across the British Isles, causing power outages, floods, and road and rail disruptions.
Belfast / Dublin – The third strongest storm to hit Ireland and Great Britain in just a few days. After Hurricane Dudley and Eunice, also known as “Ylenia” and “Zeynep” in Germany, Hurricane “Franklin” devastated the Irish Islands and England on Monday night.
In the Republic of Ireland, 30,000 homes and businesses were without power this morning. In Northern Ireland, part of the United Kingdom, 10,000 homes were temporarily without power. It affected thousands of people in the north of England. Several trees fell, disrupting road and train traffic. In Greater Manchester, parts of the M6 motorway were closed due to accidents involving lorries. Several train operators across the country, including London, have canceled connections and advised against train travel.
The Dawn River overflows in English County, South Yorkshire. A total of 187 flood warnings were in effect in England as of Monday morning. This is the first time in seven days that the UK has been warned of three major storms, according to broadcaster Sky News, an expert with the British Meteorological Service.
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