Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Britain battered by 106mph gales: It was so windy the waterfall ran uphill

[ via Mail Online ] 4 Jan

Winds of up to 106mph battered Britain yesterday, bringing death and destruction as many returned to work after the Christmas holidays.

In the valley of High Cup Nick, Cumbria, gale force winds blew water from a waterfall upwards into the sky [ Photo: North News & Pictures ]
A driver was killed when a tree fell on his van. The storm also claimed the life of a man on board a tanker which was hit by a huge wave in the Channel.

Barely a single area was spared the onslaught roaring in from the Atlantic, which toppled lorries and brought down power lines.

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