Scotland was hit by hurricane “Barbara”
Storm in Scotland
Scotland was struck by a powerful hurricane “Barbara” and has already resulted in power outages, disruptions in traffic and closure of schools. About it reports Russian Service BBC.
On Friday in the North-Western part of Scotland was closed almost 120 schools 8,5 thousand children.
Because of the hurricane in some areas was disrupted movement of trains and buses, cancelled ferries to nearby Islands. The wind speed at one of the Scottish Islands reached 146 kilometers per hour.
Stornoway airport on the Isle of Lewis was closed after two of the aircraft are unable to make a landing there and returned to airports of departure in other Scottish cities.
On some Islands in the North-West of Scotland there had been a power outage. The power companies had to draw on reserve power and declare a “yellow” alert level, which involves additional duty .
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In Edinburgh due to strong gusty winds for a few hours was closed to the public square of St. Andrew, the Park high-rise attractions (they later discovered) and the Scottish market.
The Scottish environment Agency has recorded eight of flooding and warned about the same number of possible new flooding in the coming days.
According to weather forecasts, hurricane “Barbara”, as well as slightly less powerful hurricane “Conor” will rage in Scotland for at least the next three days, that is, in the midst of the Christmas holidays.
We will remind, in October in the United States was the hurricane “Matthew” and caused losses and economic losses to 124 billion Haitian gourdes (1.89 billion dollars).