A fourth person who tried to help them was transported safely to land, police said, adding that local weather conditions made walking on the track extremely dangerous.
Several regions in the United Kingdom, especially Scotland and northern England, have been exposed to Storm Gerrit since Wednesday. On the night of Wednesday to Thursday, a supercell also passed over the area Manchester, where a tornado was reported, although further investigations still need to provide a definitive answer. About one hundred homes in Stalybridge, Tameside and Carbrook suffered extensive damage.
in Scotland Electricity was still cut off for thousands of families on Thursday afternoon, and the movement of trains and planes was still suspended. The situation wasn't much better on many roads, with motorists stuck in their cars for hours due to heavy snowfall or downed trees.
According to the Met Office, the “worst” of Storm Gerrit passed on Thursday afternoon. The storm led to power outages in the UK and disabled many people who had to move. However, the winds will remain strong and stormy on Thursday and Friday, according to meteorological forecasts. Another strong wind and a period of “heavy rain” is expected on Saturday, and the bad weather is likely to continue on New Year's Eve.
look. Storm Gerrit destroys wind turbines in Scotland
look. A plane bounces on the runway in London during Storm Gerrit
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