Schools Shut, Flights Cancelled & Flood Alerts! Storm Ciaran Causes Havoc In North & West Europe

by Shreya Rathod
Schools Shut, Flights Cancelled & Flood Alerts! Storm Ciaran Causes Havoc In North & West Europe

Storm Ciaran wreaked havoc in the UK, forcing hundreds of schools to close, thousands of homes without electricity, and significant travel disruptions. Tuscany, Jersey, Edinburgh and other places in the UK are affected due to the storm. Here’s all about the Storm Ciaran and the destruction it has caused.

Storm Ciaran Causes Destructions In Several Areas

Jersey residents who had to take shelter at a hotel due to hailstones bigger than a golf ball reported having their windows shattered. The storm disrupted traffic, and the Automobile Association (AA) received numerous calls in southern England. It reported that they had rescued 84 customers who were caught in floods, with thousands more being affected by the weather.

Schools Cancelled:

In an effort to get students back in the classroom on Monday, the Jersey government announced that schools would be closed for a second day on Friday. Schools are scheduled to stay closed tomorrow in order to help assess the damage and reopen roads, according to a statement. Appointments for non-urgent medical care have been cancelled.

Jersey Airport:

Commercial flights were still not allowed to land at Jersey Airport, according to Ports of Jersey, whose engineers found significant damage to equipment and infrastructure as well as system faults brought on by the storm.

Southern Rail & East Coast Main Line:

Due to a high risk of falling trees and debris flying across the lines, Southern Rail advised customers to stay at home and avoid making any unnecessary trips. As a result, many commuters were able to escape the worst of the weather. Due to power outages at both ends of the line, rail users planning to travel on the East Coast main line from Edinburgh Waverley to London King’s Cross are advised not to do so today.

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Storm Ciaran generated extreme weather, causing major floods and devastation across the UK and Europe, leaving nearly 150,000 homes without electricity. There are still more than 80 flood warnings in effect, so numerous airports and hundreds of schools have to be closed.

People Died Due To Torrential Rain

The UK is still suffering from the aftermath of the catastrophic Storm Ciarán. Severe winds and rain are expected in certain areas of the country. As Storm Ciarán continued to pound western Europe, rivers in central Italy overflowed due to torrential rain, leaving at least three people dead and several missing.

Two individuals lost their lives when a bridge collapsed close to Pistoia. In the town of Rosignano, there was another death. The Bisenzio, which flows north of Florence, and the Ombrone, which flows south of the city, present difficult problems, according to the governor of Tuscany. As the storm raged, a woman lost her life when her automobile was discovered in a river after a violent downpour.

Flights Within & From The UK Cancelled

Due to Storm Ciaran, British Airways and KLM, a Dutch airline, have combined to cancel almost 100 flights to, from, and within the United Kingdom.

BA raised the quantity of short-haul Heathrow cancellations last night. Forty of the airline’s domestic and European flights have been grounded. Furthermore, all ten flights between Jersey, whose airport is closed all day, and Heathrow are cancelled. The airports in Guernsey and Alderney are also closed.

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Two round-trip tickets to Amsterdam, Belfast City, Brussels, Glasgow, and Paris CDG are among the cancellations.

Here are some videos of the storm which surfaced in social media:

Cover Image Courtesy: Stuart Cornell/ X (Formerly, Twitter)

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