23 Pictures That Show The Sheer Force Of The St. Jude Storm

There’s flooding, fallen trees and disruption across southern parts of the UK.

1. The St. Jude storm caused hurricane force winds this morning, battering southern parts of the UK.

Luke Macgregor / Reuters

A 17-year-old girl and a man in his 50s have been killed by falling trees. A search has also been called off by the RNLI for a missing 14-year-old boy who was swept out to sea in Newhaven yesterday evening.

2. This was the scene in Leyton in London.

3. The roof of a pedestrian bridge also fell down at London Bridge.

Dylan Martinez / Reuters

4. And a giant beach ball was seen at Old Street.


Bern Yu

@Bern798

Old Street Roundabout at 6.45 this morning…beach ball on the loose

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5. Trees are down all over the place. In Brighton…


Daniel Maier

@danielmaier

Brighton breezy.

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6. In Hounslow…

A tree collapsed causing a gas main to rupture & led to a possible gas explosion in Hounslow. Crews on scene #ukstorm

— London Fire Brigade (@LondonFire)

London Fire Brigade

@LondonFire

A tree collapsed causing a gas main to rupture & led to a possible gas explosion in Hounslow. Crews on scene #ukstorm

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We attended the explosion on Bath Road, Hounslow, this morning and three people were treated for burns and taken to hospital #UKStorm2013

— London Ambulance (@Ldn_Ambulance)

London Ambulance

@Ldn_Ambulance

We attended the explosion on Bath Road, Hounslow, this morning and three people were treated for burns and taken to hospital #UKStorm2013

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7. In Beckenham…

Tree down on Park Road, Beckenham (between Lawn Road & Copers Cope Road) #UKStorm

— bloreboy (@bloreboy)

bloreboy

@bloreboy

Tree down on Park Road, Beckenham (between Lawn Road & Copers Cope Road) #UKStorm

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8. And in Salisbury.

This car was one of the first casualties of the storm on Castle Road in #Salisbury

— Jessica (@jessavis)

Jessica

@jessavis

This car was one of the first casualties of the storm on Castle Road in #Salisbury

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9. One tree even fell on to a bus in North London.

Bus under tree at Turnpike Lane Station. Major delays. Avoid if possible. #woodgreen #ukstorm

— Siཫhan (@MrsHagantobe)

Siཫhan

@MrsHagantobe

Bus under tree at Turnpike Lane Station. Major delays. Avoid if possible. #woodgreen #ukstorm

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10. There was some difficulty for those commuting in Islington this morning.

Olivia Harris / Reuters

11. Cyclists too.

Olivia Harris / Reuters

12. Predictably, some of these trees fell on train lines.

#UKstorm A tree blocks the railway line near Beltring in Kent. Crews working to clear as quickly as possible (pic)

— Network Rail (@networkrail)

Network Rail

@networkrail

#UKstorm A tree blocks the railway line near Beltring in Kent. Crews working to clear as quickly as possible (pic)

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13.

#UKstorm Abbey Line (pic) Fallen trees in various locations along the line -

— Network Rail (@networkrail)

Network Rail

@networkrail

#UKstorm Abbey Line (pic) Fallen trees in various locations along the line -

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14. Even cranes were badly affected by the storm.

Old Kent Road closed due to unsafe crane - looks like it's snapped! All buses and traffic diverted. @se1

— Andy Woodward (@AndyWoodward85)

Andy Woodward

@AndyWoodward85

Old Kent Road closed due to unsafe crane - looks like it’s snapped! All buses and traffic diverted. @se1

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15. One crane fell on to the top of the Cabinet Office.

Nick Clegg's cancelled monthly press conference due to hold this am because a crane collapsed on the roof of the Cabinet Office #ukstorm

— Rachel Kennedy (@rachelkennedy84)

Rachel Kennedy

@rachelkennedy84

Nick Clegg’s cancelled monthly press conference due to hold this am because a crane collapsed on the roof of the Cabinet Office #ukstorm

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16. Here’s a close up of that crane.

Olivia Harris / Reuters

17. There is also widespread flooding. Plymouth was one of the first places to be hit by the storm.

Heavy flooding in Plymouth tonight. Only drive if necessary & stay safe. On duty tonight to provide flooding relief

— SC INSP Stuart Mills (@SC_INSP_S_Mills)

SC INSP Stuart Mills

@SC_INSP_S_Mills

Heavy flooding in Plymouth tonight. Only drive if necessary & stay safe. On duty tonight to provide flooding relief

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20. Thousands of train cancellations caused chaos at platforms and at stations.

In the absence of @Se_Railway trains all SE London is at North Greenwich. If you haven't left home I wouldn't bother!

— Matt Hartley (@MattHartley100)

Matt Hartley

@MattHartley100

In the absence of @Se_Railway trains all SE London is at North Greenwich. If you haven’t left home I wouldn’t bother!

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21. But with thousands of train cancellations, other stations were eerily quiet. This was scene on platforms at Liverpool St Station.

22. But it wasn’t all carnage and devastation…

Really @SkyNews pictures of "Severe Storm" include a missing fence panel.. Nearly as bad as 1" of snow shutting roads

— Darren Little (@WDWMrWomble)

Darren Little

@WDWMrWomble

Really @SkyNews pictures of “Severe Storm” include a missing fence panel.. Nearly as bad as 1” of snow shutting roads

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23. Everything will be alright.

At the height of the storm, a symbol of hope over Ipswich.

— Ipswich Star (@ipswichstar24)

Ipswich Star

@ipswichstar24

At the height of the storm, a symbol of hope over Ipswich.

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Scott Bryan is the TV editor for BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.
 
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