Bad weather Gales Blackpool
Rough seas batter the coast line in Blackpool. Scotland and the west took the brunt of the gale force winds with gusts of 82mph recorded on the Hebridean island of South Uist, and 72mph in Mumbles in south Wales, a PA WeatherCentre spokesman said. * The storms are less severe than Monday's violent gales, which killed eight people and caused damage costing millions of pounds. But police warned motorists to take extra care on the roads and to travel only on essential journeys when the winds are at their peak.
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Train drivers survey Lewes station in East Sussex flooded, after the river Ouse burst its banks and one month's rain fell in a single day. The RNLI and other emergency services brought small inflatable boats to assist in rescuing people trapped by the rising water. * 27/11/2000: Beleaguered Britain has had the wettest autumn since records began almost 300 years ago, weather experts confirmed. But with three days left to the end of the last month of autumn, forecasters said more rain was expected and the rainfall would exceed all record-breaking predictions.
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Weather - Flooding in Hackney - London
As rain water swirls round the front doors of houses in White Post Lane, Hackney, E.9, some of the occupants try desperately to bale the water away, without much success. Two of the balers are Mr and Mrs R. Ashmore outside their house, No. 29 (left). The floods were caused by a heavy thunderstorm which hit parts of London and disrupted train services, holding up thousands of commuters.
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