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Storm Ciara: Floods and travel disruption as UK hit by severe gales

Heavy rain and gusts of wind reaching more than 90mph brought widespread flooding and travel disruption as Storm Ciara hit the UK.Trees were toppled, buildings were damaged and some homes had to be evacuated as rivers burst their banks.Thousands of people were left without electricity and sporting events were cancelled due to the weather.Airlines also cancelled hundreds of flights, while several rail firms urged passengers not to travel. Ferry passengers also faced delays and cancellations, and drivers were warned to take extra care.Large parts of the UK were covered by an amber warning for very strong winds, with the Met Office advising that large waves in coastal areas and flying debris could cause injuries.Latest updates: Storm ...