Fife Zoo Shuts Its Doors for Safety Fife Zoo has taken the decision to close its doors today, citing concerns for the safety of their staff, animals, and guests.
The tourist attraction emphasizes that its dedicated team of zookeepers will be present to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the over 100 animals in their care.
Rescue Operations Amid Flooding Devastation in Brechin
Rescue Team Confronts Flooding in Brechin In Brechin, as flooding devastation unfolds, a rescue team is actively wading through floodwaters.
An evacuation order is in place for this area, and more photos have been received of the rescue team’s efforts to navigate the rising waters.
Sea Foam in Sunderland as Storm Babet Hits
Unusual Sight: Sea Foam in Sunderland In Sunderland’s Seaburn, an unusual phenomenon has occurred as high winds whip up sea foam.
This has been witnessed in the morning as Storm Babet impacts the region.
Emergency Crews in Flood-Hit Brechin
Emergency Service Workers in Brechin Amid Flooding Emergency service personnel in Brechin, Angus, are seen navigating through floodwaters.
Their mission is to assist in evacuating residents as Storm Babet continues to batter the UK.
Students Brave Storm Babet in Leeds
Students Defy Storm Babet in Leeds In the face of Storm Babet, students in Leeds showed resilience, refusing to let the adverse weather dampen their spirits.
They ventured out in the wind and rain to enjoy a night on the town.
Search for Man Trapped in Vehicle
Man Trapped in Vehicle in Marykirk Police are conducting a search for a man in the village of Marykirk, Aberdeenshire, following reports of an individual trapped in a vehicle in floodwater.
A Police Scotland spokesperson has urged the public to avoid the area for safety reasons, while multi-agency searches continue.
Major Flooding Affects Trains Between Crewe and Chester
Train Services Disrupted by Flooding Major flooding is impacting train services between Crewe and Chester.
Network Rail has shared an image showing the railway lines submerged under water, causing disruptions to rail travel.
Record Rainfall in Scotland
Extraordinary Rainfall Totals in Scotland Weather experts at Netweather have described the astonishing amount of rainfall in Scotland over the past 24 hours, with an estimated 254mm (10 inches) recorded.
This extraordinary amount of rain is causing great concern due to its potential impact.
Railway Line Blocked by Flooding in Walsall
Railway Line Blocked by Flooding in Bloxwich Flooding in Bloxwich this morning is affecting all West Midlands Railway trains operating between Walsall and Rugeley Trent Valley, effectively blocking the railway line.
Flights Canceled at Aberdeen Airport
Flight Disruptions at Aberdeen Airport Storm Babet is causing flight cancellations in Scotland, with nine departures and seven arrivals canceled at Aberdeen Airport today.
These disruptions have also affected Scottish regional airline Loganair, which has canceled numerous services due to the adverse weather conditions.
Flooding Crisis in Brechin
Brechin Residents Face Devastating Flooding Jill Scott, a Brechin and Edzell councillor, describes the flooding situation as “horrific” in Brechin. Many residents are trapped in their homes, and some have been stuck for hours, making it a dire situation with hundreds of houses expected to be flooded.
Increased Support for Flood-Hit Residents in Ireland
Enhanced Support for Flood-Affected Individuals in Co Cork Ireland’s Minister for Finance, Michael McGrath, has announced plans to increase the level of support for those affected by flooding in County Cork.
The Emergency Humanitarian Aid Scheme administered by the Red Cross will offer financial assistance to individuals and businesses affected by the floods starting next week.
Brechin Councillor Labels Floods as ‘Horrific’
Councillor Describes Flooding as Horrendous Councillor Jill Scott, who resides in Brechin, Angus, characterizes the floods as “horrific.”
People are trapped, with hundreds of homes flooded. Some individuals are unable to be rescued due to the strong currents, making it a devastating situation.
Monster Waves at Hartlepool
Gigantic Waves Batter Hartlepool Huge waves generated by Storm Babet are pounding the Heugh Breakwater at Hartlepool in County Durham. The storm’s impact is clearly visible in photographs.
Ticket Restrictions Lifted by LNER
LNER Lifts Ticket Restrictions LNER (London North Eastern Railway) has announced that there will be no services operating north of Edinburgh today. In light of this, a “do not travel” advisory is in effect for this section of the route.
Additionally, LNER has lifted ticket restrictions for customers traveling to or from Edinburgh, allowing them to use the first available LNER service.
Concerns Over Trees and Debris on UK Roads
AA Patrol Warns About Road Hazards AA patrol of the year, Nick Powell, has raised concerns about trees and debris likely obstructing roads due to the ongoing storm.
He advises drivers to exercise caution, especially in rural or wooded areas, and to be mindful of signs indicating fallen trees.
Additionally, he emphasizes the importance of maintaining a safe following distance and adjusting speed according to weather conditions, especially when crossing bridges or passing high-sided vehicles.
RAC Urges Drivers to Be Cautious
RAC Issues Storm Warning to Drivers RAC spokesman Rod Dennis highlights the challenging driving conditions due to the exceptional amount of rain brought by Storm Babet.
He urges drivers to heed warnings, especially in areas where flooding has occurred or is anticipated. It’s vital for drivers not to attempt to drive through floodwater, as the risks are too significant.
The disruption to rail services is expected to push more people onto the roads, creating additional challenges.
Drivers are advised to prepare for longer journeys and to consider delaying travel until after the storm has passed.
Record Rainfall in Scotland – Rain Equivalent to Olympic Pools
Record Rainfall in Scotland ITV meteorologist Laura Tobin shares a video illustrating the incredible volume of rain that has fallen across Scotland.
The rainfall recorded in Scotland over the past 24 hours is equivalent to the water that would fill 1.6 million Olympic-size swimming pools.
Flooding Blocks Crewe to Chester Rail Line
Flooding Impact on Rail Line Between Crewe and Chester Avanti West Coast reports that flooding between Crewe and Chester has caused the closure of all rail lines in the affected area.
Train services running through these stations may be canceled, delayed by up to 60 minutes, or diverted.
Merseyrail Services Affected by Flooding
Merseyrail Services Impacted by Flooding Severe flooding is now affecting Merseyrail services, with trains between Rock Ferry and Chester/Ellesmere Port suspended. Replacement buses may be deployed to address the disruption.
Waves Crash Into Scarborough Seafront
Powerful Waves Hit Scarborough Seafront The eastern coast of Britain is witnessing strong waves crashing over the promenade in Scarborough, North Yorkshire. These images capture the dramatic scene.
Warning Over Bin Collections in Durham
Challenging Conditions for Bin Collections in Durham Durham County Council has issued a warning about the extremely difficult conditions for its bin crews. The heavy rain and strong winds accompanying Storm B