UK weather: Brits brace for THIRD day of killer Storm Babet chaos today – after three died & plane skidded off runway | The Sun
BRITS are bracing for a third day of killer Storm Babet chaos after three died and a plane skidded off the runway on Friday.
Torrential rain and strong winds will continue to batter the country today with the Met Office warning there is still a danger to life.
A red weather alert has been issued for Scotland up until midnight on Saturday as "very heavy rainfall is expected to lead to further severe flooding and disruption".
Prompting First Minister Humza Yousaf has warned: "We have not seen the last of this."
According to the Met Office, a loss of power is expected along with extensive flooding and collapsed or damaged buildings.
Across England, there were over 353 flood warnings – where flooding is expected – in parts of the north east, Yorkshire, north west, East Anglia, south west and Midlands.
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Meanwhile 55,000 people were left without power on Friday as a result of the storm.
Dangerous driving conditions are also predicted while public transport could be impacted too.
It comes after a TUI plane from Corfu came to a standstill on boggy grassland at Leeds Bradford Airport on Friday.
More than a hundred passengers were stranded – with emergency services, including three ambulances, racing out to the Boeing 737-800 after it landed in strong winds at 1.53pm.
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West Mercia Police yesterday sadly confirmed a man, in his 60s, had died in the storm.
He was found two hours after getting caught in fast-flowing flood water and being dragged under in Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire.
Witnesses reported the tragedy to cops around 10.40am on Friday before the discovery was sadly made.
He was the third person to die after John Gillan, 56, was travelling in his vehicle when a tree struck it in Angus, Scotland.
A 57-year-old woman also died on Thursday after being swept into a river in the region.
And in more terrifying scenes that shocked the nation, school kids were left panicked when flood water took over their bus.
Youngsters yelled "s**t" and "oh my God" as the torrent sent water crashing through a double decker.
Pupils were on their way home from school in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, when the carnage unfolded.
The scare happened just hours after 30 people were rescued from their homes in the Brampton area of Chesterfield.
The River Hipper's water began rising at around 8am, locals told the BBC, and threatened 400 properties in the town.
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And footballer Trent Alexander-Arnold avoided death by inches yesterday after a 40ft electricity pylon was uprooted in treacherous 70mph winds.
The high-voltage power line, weighing around half a ton, smashed on to a car right in front of the England ace’s £90,000 Range Rover.
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