Storm Isha has claimed at least two lives in the UK

Storm Isha has claimed at least two lives in the UK
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A red alert was issued in Scotland last night

The British Met Office has issued a red warning as Storm Isha passes through Scotland on Sunday night (21). On Monday (22nd) morning, strong winds and rain caused downed trees and caused flooding, making trains impassable. However, more rain is forecast for the UK and Ireland. The storm left at least two people dead and tens of thousands of homes without power.

The Met Office reported gusts of up to 160km/h in the north-east of England. A Network Rail spokesman said the situation was already being dealt with at the country's railway stations and that “hundreds of technicians” had been sent to the platforms “armed with chainsaws”.

An 84-year-old driver died after crashing into a tree in Edinburgh last Sunday, according to Scottish authorities. A 60-year-old man has died after the van he was driving collided with another car and then crashed into a tree in Northern Ireland, authorities have confirmed.

The storms left more than 155,000 addresses without power in Ireland by midday on Monday. The information is confirmed by the Network Manager, ESB. In the morning, the number of households without electricity crossed 235 thousand.

About 150 flights were canceled last Sunday due to rain, according to Irish media RTE. Air traffic to Dublin only resumed on Monday morning.

Storm Joslin is forecast to hit the UK and Ireland, bringing fresh rain and strong winds from Tuesday (23).

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