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.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

#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

#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

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

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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

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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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

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

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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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

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

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

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