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Cyclone Corrie hits UK TODAY with 90mph winds and snow to come next week

STORM Corrie last night hit Britain, bringing the second storm from 90 mph winds in 48 hours.

With damage from Cyclone Malik still clearing, the country has been battling winds of 90mph and the Met Office has issued a “danger to life” warning – with snow set to fall this week.

A crushed car under a fallen tree in Huddersfield

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A crushed car under a fallen tree in Huddersfield
An Overhill terrace house in Bensham Gateshead lost its roof yesterday after strong winds from Cyclone Malik hit northern parts of the UK

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An Overhill terrace house in Bensham Gateshead lost its roof yesterday after strong winds from Cyclone Malik hit northern parts of the UK
A motorist has a lucky escape from Cyclone Malik after a tree fell across the road near Barnard Castle

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A motorist has a lucky escape from Cyclone Malik after a tree fell across the road near Barnard Castle
Romalkirk Cathedral escaped major damage just feet away after a large tree was toppled by strong winds during Cyclone Malik

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Romalkirk Cathedral escaped major damage just feet after a large tree was toppled by high winds during Cyclone Malik
Wind gusts of up to 90mph are affecting some areas of the UK

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Wind gusts of up to 90mph are affecting some areas of the UKCredit: Universal News & Sport
Wheeled crates lie on the ground and bricks litter the walkway after a wall collapsed in a back lane in North Shields

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Wheeled crates lie on the ground and bricks litter the walkway after a wall collapsed in a back lane in North ShieldsCredit: NNP
Sky Sports reporter Keith Downie reveals his £40,000 BMW was crushed by a large tree

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Sky Sports reporter Keith Downie reveals his £40,000 BMW was crushed by a large tree

Forecasters say further gusts of wind today will likely disrupt travel, with flying debris raising concerns about power cuts.

Northern parts of the UK are forecast to be hardest hit.

Corrie arrived just over 24 hours after Cyclone Malik – the storm, which clocked at 147mph, brought death and devastation.

Two people died when a tree fell on them, while the others miraculously escaped death.

A nine-year-old boy was killed by a falling tree at Heath House, in Tean, Staffs, around 1pm on Saturday. A 72-year-old man was also injured and was still being treated at the hospital last night.

They are believed to be part of a pheasant shooting party on the 400-acre property but are not believed to be related.

A worker on the property, who did not want to be named, said: “It was just a tragic accident when a tree fell in a strong wind and hit the boy and the man.”

Police have confirmed the tragic death, with a Staffordshire Police spokesman saying in a statement: “Police received reports at 1pm this afternoon that a tree had fallen on a boy and a man, in an area near Hollington Road, Winnothdale, near Tean.

“The man and the boy were taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital.

“Sadly, despite the best efforts of the medical staff, a nine-year-old boy has passed away.

“The boy’s family is being supported by specially trained officers. The man is still at the hospital.

“There is a scene left at the site where people are told to avoid the area.

“The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”

A 60-year-old woman was also killed by a fallen tree in Aberdeen.

Both of Sky Sports reporter Keith Downie’s cars – one, a £42,000 BMW – were destroyed when a more than 100-year-old oak tree was blown away outside his home in Newcastle.

The 39-year-old presenter said: “I heard this loud noise. I can see both cars have been destroyed. “

A woman was cut from her car when a tree fell on it in Altrincham, Gtr Manchester.

And another driver in the VW was lucky to escape death in Huddersfield.

A major outage was declared in County Durham on Saturday due to fallen trees and power lines. Northern Powergrid said 80,000 people were affected.

In Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, a roof was ripped from a terraced house. Church of St.

The Met Office names the storms alphabetically and invites suggestions from the public. But Denmark has named it Storm Malik as it is expected to be hardest hit there.

Meanwhile in South Shields, strong winds knocked a wall down on the father-of-two’s £25,000 Range Rover – with debris leaving him missing for seconds.

A spokesman for Police Scotland said: “Emergency services were called to Deveron Road in Aberdeen at around 10.30am on Saturday 29 January to reports of the sudden death of a 60-year-old woman.”

It is believed that the tragedy happened when a tree was blown over in strong winds.

An amber warning covers large swaths of eastern Scotland, with the Met Office warning of “possible injury and danger to life.”

A yellow warning replaced amber on Saturday- with the warnings set to remain in place through Monday.

Restaurant owner Russel Choudary, 40, had just parked his car when a strong gust of wind slammed into his white Range Rover, completely crushing the roof.

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I said Online email: “If I had moved it a minute earlier, I would have been killed.

“I was just getting to the front door when the bricks fell. I could have been in that car. He wouldn’t think about it.

“There’s no way I could have survived. I feel very lucky to be alive.”

The father only had his car for two years.

Sunday’s yellow alert is set to continue into the new week.

Meanwhile, more than 36,000 households are now without electricity in Northumberland and County Durham following severe weather, according to Northern Powergrid.

And it looks like February is shaping up to be a tumultuous month with the elements, as the mix of wet and windy weather with snow causes chaos.

Met forecaster James Madden said cold and snow would approach from the north throughout the start of the month, with downpours likely to reach the capital.

Long-range projections suggest snow could fall in northern areas if freezing temperatures continue.

According to the forecast, the risk of snow could last until at least February 11, after many parts of the country were hit by rain and white things.

John Hammond, chief meteorologist of Weather Trends “There are signs of a more vibrant start to February – it looks wetter and windier than it was months ago,” said.

“We could see colder weather start to seep in more clearly from the north through the early days of the new month, turning some of that rain into snow.”

In South Shields, strong winds brought a wall down on the father-of-two's £25,000 Range Rover - with debris leaving him missing for seconds

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In South Shields, strong winds brought a wall down on the father-of-two’s £25,000 Range Rover – with debris leaving him missing for secondsCredit: NNP
A tree falls on top of a car in West Rainton, near Durham

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Trees fall on top of cars in West Rainton, near DurhamCredit: Guzelian
Dog walker on windswept Tynemouth Beach on the North East Coast

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Dog walker on windswept Tynemouth Beach on the North East CoastCredit: PA
Uprooted tree lying on the ground in North Shields, North Tyneside

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Uprooted tree lying on the ground in North Shields, North TynesideCredit: NNP
A fallen tree blocks a road in Woodlesford in West Yorkshire

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A fallen tree blocks a road in Woodlesford in West YorkshireCredit: PA
DFDS Princess sea lanes enter the River Tyne in today's rough seas

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DFDS Princess sea lanes enter the River Tyne in today’s rough seasCredit: PA

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Bobby Allyn

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