Storm Eunice brought damage, destruction and potentially record-breaking wind gusts to the UK, killing two people and injuring a few others.
A woman in her 30s died in Haringey, north London, on Friday afternoon when a tree fell on a car, the Metropolitan Police said. This is the first confirmed death related to Eunice in England.
Merseyside Police have confirmed that the second storm victim to hit the UK was a man in his 50s who died in Netherton, Merseyside, after debris hit the vehicle he was travelling in. windshield.
In a statement, police said: “Police were contacted after 2.10pm with reports of debris hitting the windshield of a car on Switch Island/Dunningsbridge Road.
“A male passenger in the vehicle was injured. Paramedics were present at the scene but unfortunately the man in his 50s was pronounced dead. The male driver of the vehicle was not injured.
“The passengers’ next-of-kin have been informed and assisted by specially trained personnel and an investigation into the incident is ongoing.”
Damage from Storm Eunice: Tree surgeons clear a fallen tree in Spencer Park, Battersea, southwest London. Image: Pennsylvania
One of the worst storms to hit the UK in a generation
Millions of people were urged to stay home on Friday over fears of the impact of Eunice, one of the worst storms to hit the UK in a generation, while transport problems meant many were unable to travel.
Two extremely rare ‘red’ weather warnings from the Met Office for the impact of extremely strong winds have now expired, but the impact of Younis is expected to continue.
A member of the public has suffered ‘serious injuries’ after being hit by roof debris in Henley-on-Thames.
Two men were also hospitalised with injuries following a similar separate incident in south London.
Tens of thousands of homes remain without electricity, and transportation networks continue to be severely affected.
John Curtin, UNEP’s executive director of operations, said: “We’re not done yet. We haven’t seen Storm Younis move into the most remote parts of the coast – Cambria and Kent.