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Cyclone Barra: Roofs ripped off schools and major tourism disruption in Wales

An 80-year-old woman is believed to have been killed in 80 mph wind speeds Storm Barra.

Venetia Smith, 80, is believed to have fallen from a bridge after going missing from her home in Blandford, Dorset, on Tuesday morning.

Her body was found in a river near Langdon Road around 3pm.

Chief Inspector Matt Baxter, of Dorset Police, said: “Our thoughts remain with Venetia’s family and friends at this very difficult time.”

About 1,000 homes remained without power after Cyclone Barra swept through the country. The latest power cuts come just days after homes were finally reconnected following Cyclone Arwen, which caused “catastrophic damage” to major power networks in north-east Scotland, affecting 135,000. asset.

The Met Office issued yellow weather warning as Hurricane Barra brings high winds, heavy rain and snow on Tuesday.

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Two ferries that ran aground at sea finally docked in Welsh

Two ferries that were stranded for hours outside a port in Anglesey, Wales have finally made it to port.

The Irish Ferries’ Ulysses will dock at 05:00 GMT on Wednesday, it should have been followed by Stena’s Adventurer at 08:00 GMP.

Ulysses tried to get to Holyhead, Anglesey, three times, the BBC reported.

One passenger on board the Ulysses tweeted that they thought their ship should never have set sail.

As a result of the delays, drivers and passengers were offered free cabins and food.

Eleanor SlyDecember 9, 2021 07:54

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Hello and welcome to The Independent’s Coverage of everything Storm Barra related. We bring you updates on everything related to day three of the event, which affects parts of the UK.

Eleanor SlyDecember 9, 2021 07:34

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Pensioner found dead in flooded river amid Cyclone Barra

An 80-year-old woman is believed to have been killed in the 80 mph winds of Hurricane Barra.

Venetia Smith, 80, is believed to have fallen from a bridge after going missing from her home in Blandford, Dorset, on Tuesday morning.

Dorset Police confirmed the death; A statement from the force read: “Sadly, at around 3pm, officers found the body of a woman in a river near Langton Road. “Although official identification has yet to be made, it is believed to be from Venetia. Her family has been informed of the sad news.”

Chief Inspector Matt Baxter, of Dorset Police, said: “Our thoughts remain with Venetia’s family and friends at this very difficult time.

“We want to thank everyone who shared our appeal, as well as the partner agencies who assisted in our search.”

Thomas KingsleyDecember 8, 2021 11:02

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Aberystwyth Promenade hit hardest by storm in a decade

Aberystwyth Promenade in Wales is said to have seen its biggest storm damage in a decade.

Strong winds from Cyclone Barra caused power cuts and some travel in Wales disrupted with wind speeds of up to 86 mph recorded in Aberdaron, Gwynedd.

The power cut affected Pwllheli, Penygroes, Caernarfon, Dinorwic, Aberdovey and Llay. There are cancellations and delays on many rail services across Wales.

(PA wire)

Thomas KingsleyDecember 8, 2021 10:41

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Storm roof ripped through school as Cyclone Barra beat Wales

A school has been closed after high winds ripped the roof off part of the school as Cyclone Barra continued to batter parts of Wales.

Bryngwyn Comprehensive School in Llanelli closed Tuesday afternoon after gusts of more than 70 mph.

No one was injured as most people had already left the campus before the building was damaged, a statement from the school said. Dyfed-Powys Police were called to the scene to deal with debris that had fallen onto a nearby road.

Students were asked to stay home on Wednesday so the damage could be assessed. Strong wind warnings remain in place across the south and west coasts of Wales, which could disrupt travel.

Wind speeds of 86 mph were recorded in Aberdaron, Gwynedd, just a week after gusts of 81 mph were recorded in Aberporth, Ceredigion, during Hurricane Arwen.

The Met Office said: “Strong westerly winds gradually moderated through Wednesday. Wind gusts of 45-50 mph are forecast across the region, likely 55-65 mph for exposed coastal locations.

Thomas KingsleyDecember 8, 2021 10:23

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About 1,000 attributes have no power after Storm Barra

About 1,000 homes remained without power after Cyclone Barra swept through the country.

The latest power outages come just days after homes were finally reopened following Cyclone Arwen, which caused “catastrophic damage” to major power grids in north-east Scotland, pictured up to 135,000 assets.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning as Cyclone Barra brings high winds, heavy rain and snow on Tuesday.

The Scottish and Southern Electric Network (SSEN) said around 1,000 customers were still without power across northern Scotland, of which 700 were in the Grampian area, as of 8am on Wednesday.

It restored power to more than 8,000 customers after monitoring Storm Barra, and engineers are working to reconnect the rest.

Thomas KingsleyDecember 8, 2021 10:03

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Update from Storm Arwen: Relief when power is restored 10 days after Storm Arwen

People have described their relief after they were finally reconnected after 10 days without power following Hurricane Arwen

Northern Power Company is in the “last effort” to restore electricity in areas across the country after being cut off by a storm that hit the country in the last days of November.

Similar homes are currently being affected by Cyclone Barra, which although not expected to be as severe as Storm Arwen, has hit across the UK and Ireland, with gusts of wind to public communities.

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Thomas KingsleyDecember 8, 2021 09:42

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Incredible Scenes of Storm Barra from Fastnet Lighthouse

Video from the Fastnet Lighthouse in southern Ireland went viral showing 68mph Cyclone Barra creating massive waves.

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Cyclone Barra continues to rage as schools remain closed across Ireland

Schools across Ireland will remain closed on Wednesday, as the country continues to feel the effects of Cyclone Barra

Weather warnings remain in place across the country, after thousands of people were left without power as wind and rain pounded parts of Ireland for hours on Tuesday.

The Department of Education said on Tuesday that any schools currently or forecasted to be in the red or orange warning zones will remain closed on Wednesday.

Full details of the story are below:

Thomas KingsleyDecember 8, 2021 09:04

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Storm Barra weather disruption continues

Cyclone Barra is expected to bring ice, wind and rain – which could bring flooding to parts of the UK on Wednesday.

Thousands of homes were without power for up to 10 days due to the effects of 100 mph winds and heavy rain in late November.

Northern Powergrid has not confirmed whether all homes were connected on Tuesday night as promised.

Cyclone Barra moved in from the west on Tuesday and a yellow weather warning for winds was in place from midnight until 6pm on Wednesday for the west coast of Wales and south-west England.

Aberdaron in Gwynedd, Wales, which is on alert, was hit by 86 mph on Tuesday, while Orlock Head in Co Down, N Ireland, faced gusts of 76mph.

A diversion sign in the town of Bantry in County Cork flooded after Cyclone Barra made landfall in the UK and Ireland accompanied by strong winds, heavy rain and snow (PA)

(PA wire)

Thomas KingsleyDecember 8, 2021, 08:47

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