CHAOS AS HURRICANE-FORCE WINDS BLAST BRITAIN
Waves crash into the promenade at Blackpool 8th February 2011 By Paul RobinsYour Shout ( 0 )
WINDS of up to 120mph battered Britain yesterday, felling trees, derailing a train and trapping cars in a sandstorm.
In Halifax, West Yorks, a train came off the rails after rain sent a 20ft wall crashing onto the track.
In Wrexham, Clwyd, gales brought a 90ft tree crashing onto the home of Paul Williams and his sons Taylor, 11, and Billy, five. Paul, 49, said: “I fear my sons would have been killed if it had fallen on them.”
In Bournemouth, Dorset, dozens of cars became stranded after fierce winds whipped up huge sand-drifts.
Gales and flooding have already claimed two lives and winds reaching up to 80mph are forecast for the rest of the week.