Storm Barra brings 80mph gales as pensioner found dead in flooded river

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Storm Barra: school roof in Wales bursts and travel is disrupted

An 80-year-old woman is believed to have died in Storm Barra’s gusts of 80 mph.

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

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

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

Nearly 1,000 properties remain without electricity after Storm Bara swept across the country. The latest power cut comes just days after the last homes were reconnected after Hurricane Arwen, which caused “catastrophic damage” to power networks mainly in the north east of Scotland, affecting 135,000 properties.

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The Met Office on Tuesday issued a yellow weather warning in the form of Hurricane Bara due to strong winds, heavy rain and snow.

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Two ferries stranded at sea have finally reached Wales

Two ferries that had been stuck at sea for hours outside a port in Anglesey, Wales, finally managed to dock.

Irish Ferry’s Ulysses was due to dock at 05:00 GMT on Wednesday, followed by Stena’s Adventurer at 08:00 GMP.

According to the BBC report, Ulysses tried three times to make it to Holyhead, Anglesey.

A passenger aboard the Ulysses tweeted that they thought their ship should never have left.

As a result of the delay, freight drivers and passengers were given complimentary cabins and meals.

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Pensioner found dead in flooded river amidst Hurricane Baras

An 80-year-old woman is believed to have died in Storm Barra’s gusts of 80 mph.

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

Dorset Police confirms death; A statement from the force read: “Very sad that around 3 pm officers found the body of a woman in the river near Langton Road. “Although formal identification has not yet been made, it is believed to be that of Venetia. Her family has been informed of the sad news.”

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

“We would like to thank everyone who shared our appeals, as well as the partner agencies who assisted us in our searches.”

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Aberystwyth resort sees worst storm damage for a decade

Aberystwyth resort in Wales has reportedly seen its biggest storm damage in a decade.

Strong winds from Storm Barra have caused power outages in Wales and disrupted some travel, with wind speeds reaching up to 86 mph recorded in Aberdaron, Gwynedd.

The power cuts have affected Paveli, Pénigros, Caernarfon, Dinorvik, Aberdovi and Ley. Many train services across Wales are canceled and delayed.

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Storm Barra beat Wales

Hurricane Barra continues to pound parts of Wales, closing a school after a part of its roof was torn down by strong winds.

Bryngwyn Comprehensive School in Lanelli closed on Tuesday afternoon after speeds exceeding 70 mph.

A statement from the school said no one was injured as most people had left the premises before the building was damaged. Dyfed-Powis police were called to the scene to deal with debris blown up on a nearby road.

The students were asked to stay at home on Wednesday so that the damage could be assessed. Strong winds warnings are in place for the south and west coasts of Wales, which could disrupt travel.

Wind speeds of 86mph have been recorded in Aberdaron, Gwynedd, just a week after Aberporth, Ceredigion recorded speeds of 81mph during Storm Arwen.

The Met Office said: “The westerly westerly winds are gradually reducing since Wednesday. Winds of 45-50mph are expected widely across the region, with potential for 55-65mph for exposed coastal locations.

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Nearly 1,000 properties without electricity after Storm Baras

Nearly 1,000 properties have been left without electricity since Storm Bara swept across the country.

The latest power cut comes just days after the last homes were reconnected after Hurricane Arwen, which caused “catastrophic damage” to power networks mainly in the north east of Scotland, affecting 135,000 properties Was.

The Met Office on Tuesday issued a yellow weather warning in the form of Hurricane Bara due to strong winds, heavy rain and snow.

The Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) said around 1,000 customers in the north of Scotland remained without electricity, 700 of whom were in the Grampian area at 8am on Wednesday.

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

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Update from Storm Arwen: Relief with power restored after 10 days after Hurricane Arwen

Hurricane Arwen. People have described their relief after finally reconnecting after 10 days without electricity.

Northern POWERGRID is in its “last effort” to restore power to areas of the country after being cut off from a storm that hit the country in late November.

Those same homes are now being hit by Storm Barra, which although not expected to be as severe as Storm Arwen, is already affecting communities across the UK and Ireland with strong winds.

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Relief from restoration of power after 10 days after Hurricane Arwen

Locations in northern England now have electricity following Northern PowerGrid’s ‘final push’ to restore power after Storm Arwen as Storm Barra begins.

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Incredible views of Storm Barra from Fastnet Lighthouse

Footage of the Fastnet Lighthouse in southern Ireland is going viral, with a 68mph storm producing huge waves.

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Outbreak of Storm Barra continues as schools remain closed across Ireland

Schools across Ireland will remain closed on Wednesday as the country continues to feel the effects of Storm Baras

Weather warnings are in place across the country on Tuesday after thousands of people were left without electricity due to wind and rain in parts of Ireland.

The Education Department said on Tuesday that any schools currently in or in red or orange alert zones should remain closed on Wednesday.

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Outbreak of Storm Barra continues as schools remain closed across Ireland

Weather warnings continue for most parts of the country.

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Hurricane Bara continues to disrupt the weather

Storm Barra is expected to bring snow, wind and rain – which could cause flooding in parts of the UK on Wednesday.

In late November, thousands of homes were out of power for 10 days due to 100 mph winds and heavy rain.

Northern PowerGrid did not confirm whether all the houses were connected as promised by Tuesday night.

Hurricane Barra moved from the west on Tuesday, and the yellow weather warning for the wind is in place for the west coast of Wales and south-west England from midnight on Wednesday through 6 pm.

Aberdaron in Gwynedd, Wales, which is covered by warnings, was battered by 86mph thunderstorms on Tuesday, while Orlock Head in Co Down, N Ireland, suffered speeds of 76mph.

Diversion signs in the town of Bantry, County Cork, which was flooded after Hurricane Barra hit Britain and Ireland with disruptive winds, heavy rain and snow (PA).

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Diversion signs in the town of Bantry, County Cork, which was flooded after Hurricane Barra hit Britain and Ireland with disruptive winds, heavy rain and snow (PA).

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