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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

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.

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

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