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Britain Suffers High Winds, Rain, And Floods As Storm Katie Hits

Transport has been disrupted and thousands of homes have been left without power.

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Britain has been hit by high winds and rain that have disrupted transport, damaged buildings, and left thousands of homes without power.

We've dealt with 110+ #StormKatie incidents #Notjustfires #EasterMonday © @Laura_24092409 https://t.co/uSacUwKBvN

At least 2,000 homes have no power supply and 23 flood warnings have been issued, the BBC reported.

70 mph winds, heavy rain and localised flooding #StormKatie has hit southern England. Some travel disruption. https://t.co/q17FMa7Fru

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The winds are currently battering the south of England and Wales. The Met Office expects the storm to clear into the North Sea, leading to sunshine and showers.

#Brighton Marina this morning... exciting. #StormKatie

In London, this crane appeared to have been bent in half.

A crane has collapsed in Greenwich caused by #StormKatie @JasonRosam says the road has been closed...

There has also been localised flooding in some areas of the country, including in Wales.

A little difficulty parking in the driveway tonight @metoffice @dundonradio #StormKatie only went out for a few hrs

A number of flights to and from Heathrow and Gatwick have been delayed and cancelled.

Heathrow Airport says there are delays and some cancellations to flights due to strong winds #StormKatie

There have also been road closures and damage to some buildings.

Scaffolding blown over closing Waitrose & Iceland in Woodley, Reading #StormKatie pic from @MaidenheadFS

Alan White is a news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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