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ELC Blog | St. Jude storm hits Brighton and the UK

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The recent storm, nicknamed St Jude is said to be the worst storm to hit the UK in decades. News broadcasters all over the country warned of catastrophic winds of around 90 miles per hour which were set to hit at the Monday rush hour, bringing transport to a halt and leaving thousands of commuters unable to travel.

However not everyone shared the same panic, on the Twittersphere the news of the storm was met with widespread scepticism, with most users writing off the possibility of a proper storm and instead mocking the thought of it! #Stormageddon is the latest trend at the moment with people posting images of knocked off gnomes and garden chairs, jokingly suggesting that a few blown over objects were the sole negative effects of the storm.

Despite the widespread ridicule of the storm on social media, St. Jude did indeed have some very serious consequences; two people lost their lives due to falling trees, 270,000 homes lost power, Rail services were cancelled during rush hour, 130 flights cancelled at Heathrow and fallen trees across the country blocked roads and disrupted travel.

Meanwhile in Brighton some residents chose to enjoy the storm by visiting the seafront on Sunday evening to admire the magnificent crashing waves! Many people also posted photos of large trees which have fallen all over the city as a consequence of extremely strong winds.

 

 

 

 

Let us know of your experiences of the storm and send in any photos you may have!

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