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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the): Violent Wind: 2002/10/27 Country Information on DRR

Period 2002/10/27
Country or District United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
Event Type Violent Wind
Outline Strong winds hit Britain and Europe's North Sea coast Sunday, killing six people, damaging buildings and disrupting rail, air and sea travel.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
CNN News 2002/10/29
Dead: 34 people
(in Europe)

In Britain, at least 7 people
(including 3 children)

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BBc news 2002/10/29
At a glance: Storms lash UK

BBC news 2002/10/29
Thousands face storm blackout

CNN News 2002/10/29
A fierce storm pummelled Europe with deadly gale-force winds, killing up to 34 people and leaving hundreds of thousands without electricity.

CNN News 2002/10/27
Thirteen people have died and millions of dollars worth of damage has been incurred as gales lashed the UK and the rest of northern Europe.

BBC news 2002/10/28
At least twenty-one people have been killed after gale force winds left a trail of destruction across the UK and north west Europe.

ABC news 2002/10/27
Six Killed by Wind in British Storm


BBC news pictures 2002/10/28
Picture gallery: Effects of the storm

BBC news 2002/10/27
In pictures: Gales batter Britain