FURIOUS FRIDAY Driver killed as Storm Callum batters Britain
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.”