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Northern UK hit by Storm Arwen with winds reaching 98 mph (VIDEOS)

14:35, 27 November 2021
Northern UK hit by Storm Arwen with winds reaching 98 mph (VIDEOS) Photo: Sisto/Fotogramma/Ropi/ZUMAPRESS.com/Global Look Press

Netizens in northeastern Scotland and England share photos and videos of the severe disaster.

The Meteorological Office has issued a red warning as the northeastern part of the UK is suffering from Storm Arwen which brought extremely strong winds in the regions, as well as snow and rain.

At least two people have been killed by the natural event so far. One of them was identified as a teacher of St Mary's Primary School in Maghera, Northern Ireland, while the other victim was recorded in Cumbria, England. Both men died due to tree falls.

In Scotland, over 80,000 people have found themselves without electricity as well as another 55,000 in England.

Record winds reaching 98mph (157 km/h) have been registered in Northumberland and made an average of 70-80 mph (110-130 km/h) in other regions affected. Many netizens faced the disaster with humor and made funny posts reacting to the gusts. 

Others shared videos taken in the sea and near water.

Authorities have called on local residents to avoid traveling if possible and closed roads and transport lines.

Storm Arwen was named on November 25. Since then it has suspended the functioning of at least 120 trucks in Britain hit by drivers shortage which had resulted in gas delivery disruption and the consequent panic buying in September.