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Storm Franklin Hits UK with Flooding, High Winds
Storm Franklin Hits UK with Flooding, High Winds

London, 21 Feb (ONA) --- Storm Franklin is continuing to hammer parts of the United Kingdom (UK) with strong winds and heavy rain.

There is severe flooding in parts of Northern Ireland and more than 80 flood warnings remain in place in parts of Yorkshire.

"Severe disruption" means Network Rail is advising customers to check before they travel.

Franklin comes days after Storm Eunice killed three people and left 1.4 million homes without power.

Storm Franklin is the third named storm in a week - following Dudley and Eunice - the first time this has happened since the storm-naming system was introduced in 2015.

The highest wind gust speeds this morning reached 79mph in Capel Curig in Wales, and 78mph in Orlock Head, Northern Ireland.

More than 150 flood warnings are in place across the north of England, with Yorkshire and Manchester the worst hit.

People have been warned to stay away from rivers in Yorkshire and homes were evacuated with roads and bridges closed because of widespread flooding, the BBC news reported.

--- Ends/Thuraiya/KH

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