St. Jude’s Storm Hits the UK Hard, Kills Four People

October 28th, 2013 // Leave a Comment

The United Kingdom brace itself for the worst storm since 1990, with winds recorded as high as 99 mph on the Isle of Wight.

England, Wales, and coastal France were affected by what is being called “St. Jude’s Storm,” after the patron saint of lost causes, according to USA Today.

According to the BBC, roughly 600,000 have lost power and Britain’s national railway system is 9 kinds of screwed thanks to fallen trees.

Four people have died from storm-related incidents, including a 17-year-old student from Kent who was crushed by a falling tree.

HELLO! reports that Buckingham Palace suffered damage as a result of the storm.  Roof plates were blown off, two windows were cracked and debris blew into the palace gardens.

Oddly enough, this storm coincides with the first anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, which ravaged the eastern seaboard.

By Kelly Lynch

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