Storm Ciaran: Met Office forecasts strong winds and rain
The remote islands of Guernsey and Jersey are among the worst hit areas by Storm Ciaran, as the nation wakes up to brutal 110mph gusts.
Three people are reportedly in hospital due to the storm’s wrath, with dozens more moved into emergency hotel rooms on the Channel Islands as winds rip through the entirety of Britain.
Among the damage so far, roof tiles have been blown off houses, scattered like playing cards into the roads, and the east of Jersey was said to have been hit with a tornado in the early hours.
Warnings have been issued across the nation, but Jersey and Guernsey have both been put on red alert, with lots of low-level coastline making for an easy flooding target.
In the south west of England, counties such as Cornwall and Devon have closed schools, and some schools in Kent are also turning children away.
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A shocking video, published by the BBC, shows the moment a mother runs with her baby from their bedroom as the storm puts through their window.
The dramatic footage, taken from a baby monitor, in St Clement, Jersey, shows the mum roused from her sleep by the banging noise of the winds.
Moments later glass shatters all over her and her baby’s next-to-me crib, forcing her to grab her child from the cot and flee.
The States of Jersey Police said: “There are lots of trees down island wide and we’ve just had a report of one down on Le Mont Fallu in St Peter, which is blocking the whole road.
“La Route du Port Elizabeth at the Waterfront is closed due to segments of the Christmas tree being blown off. Our advice is still to stay indoors.”
It is not thought Guernsey is as badly affected as its neighbour, but there are still numerous reports of trees down and local, widespread floods.
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