Storm Ciara hit UK, brings heavy rain, wind

Heavy rain and gusts of wind reaching more than 150 kilometers per hour brought widespread flooding and travel disruption as Storm Ciara hit the United Kingdom.

Trees were toppled, buildings were damaged and some homes had to be evacuated as rivers burst their banks. In Perth, central Scotland, three people were injured after part of a pub roof collapsed Saturday.  

Airlines also cancelled hundreds of flights, while several rail firms urged passengers not to travel. The bad weather also hit France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany throughout Sunday, causing scores of flights to be cancelled. Some 60 flights departing or arriving at Brussels Airport have been cancelled as a precaution.

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