Worst weather since the Great Storm of 1987

North Norfolk embraces itself for winds up to hurricane force 90mph

After recent storms North Norfolk is embracing itself for an even worst one. Met Office warnings state that the winds could reach up to 90mph and people simply shouldn’t risk travelling, coastal areas will be hit worst and the storm has been compared with the one in 1987, that hit Britain in the early hours of 16 October and claimed 18 lives.

The RAC has warned motorists against all but essential travel in torrential rain and floods with risk of falling trees and public transport disruption. What makes this particular storm unusual is normally they develop further out in the Atlantic, so by the time they reach UK shorelines they decline in power, however, there is a realistic chance that the storm will unleash it’s full strength when it arrives this time.

Norfolk emergency services may be at full stretch on Monday so it’s sensible to avoid the storm altogether by staying at home, if possible. The best form of defense in these situations is certainly avoidance.

Who can forget the east coast big flood, 31 January 1 February 1953, the worst natural disaster to hit Britain during the twentieth century. The 307 deaths on land were caused by drowning or from the effects of exposure. In those days the emergency response was community led with the main search and rescue completed before central government became involved. This time in modern age there is ample warning as the East Coast prepares itself for the mammoth storm.

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