FU­RI­OUS FRI­DAY Driver killed as Storm Callum bat­ters Bri­tain

Daily Star - - NEWS - By RUTH McKEE ruth.mckee@dai­lystar.co.uk

KILLER Storm Callum last night bat­tered Bri­tain, spark­ing travel chaos with dozens of flights can­celled as 75mph winds whipped across the coun­try.

One woman died when her Ford Gal­axy col­lided with a lorry trans­porter on the A120 in Es­sex as the storm front lashed Eng­land.

The driver, in her 30s, was pro­nounced dead at the scene.

The Met Of­fice is­sued an am­ber “dan­ger to life” warn­ing for to­day with alerts of flash floods across the coun­try.

Wales has seen a month’s worth of rain in 36 hours.

And most of North­ern Ire­land and the Scot­tish High­lands have been cov­ered with a yel­low weather warn­ing.

A power black­out left more than 500 homes and busi­nesses across North­ern Ire­land in the dark and scores of flights were can­celled at Belfast, Cardiff and Dublin.

Last night as many as 1,000 homes were left with­out power in the south-west.

Po­lice warned selfie chasers to steer clear of the coast­line along Ex­mouth and Devon as huge waves pounded the shores.

The Met Of­fice warned: “There will be fur­ther spells of heavy rain and strong winds.

“Leaves and twigs, brought down by the wind, could block drains and cul­verts, in­creas­ing the like­li­hood of flood­ing.”

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