Deadly Storm Babet Batters Scotland And Scandinavia
Two people died and families were trapped in flooded homes in Scotland on Friday as Storm Babet moved east, prompting the cancellation of flights and ferries in Scandinavia
Edinburgh, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 20th Oct, 2023) Two people died and families were trapped in flooded homes in Scotland on Friday as Storm Babet moved east, prompting the cancellation of flights and ferries in Scandinavia.
A community hospital for the elderly had to be evacuated in the town of Midleton, Cork, where the main street was up to four feet underwater.
As the storm hit Scotland into Friday, Scottish leader Humza Yousaf warned that he could not "stress how dangerous" conditions were, in particular in the northeastern town of Brechin.
Emergency services were battling to reach trapped residents but being hampered by strong currents and flooding of up to six feet (nearly two metres).
"It's just absolutely horrendous. I've never seen anything like it," said local councillor Jill Scott, adding that hundreds of homes had been flooded.
"People are trapped... Some have been stuck there for hours.
"The boats are trying to get to them (but) they can't get to them because the current is too strong."