It’s a Cal­lu­mity

Travel chaos & power cuts as storm hits

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - BRIAN READE - BY LOUIE SMITH

WINDS of up to 77mph caused chaos yes­ter­day as Storm Cal­lum bar­relled into the UK.

More than 1,500 homes in the North West, South West and Wales lost power.

Tor­ren­tial rain led the Met Of­fice to is­sue an am­ber warn­ing for South Wales and winds grounded jets at Cardiff, Belfast and Ex­eter air­ports.

All trains in and out of Devon were stopped as huge waves crashed over tracks on top of a sea wall.

Tim Jones, chair of the South West Busi­ness Coun­cil, said such “ex­treme weather events” are costly, adding: “We reckon the im­pact on busi­ness to be around £10mil­lion.”

The At­lantic storm hit in the early hours and the high­est winds were in Snow­do­nia. Some parts of Wales face 200mm of rain in 72 hours and the south coast had more than 20 flood alerts and two flood warn­ings.

Wales and the North West will get heavy rain to­day, clear­ing to­mor­row as it moves east across the coun­try.

Trains face waves at Dawlish pass Water­fall flows up in Stain­more Reck­less swim­mer, Lang­land Bay RUF­FLED Dog feels force Dark sky in Cock­ing, South Downs

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