Storm Imogen lashed parts of Britain


Who: Storm Imogen
What: Lashed parts of Britain
When: 8 February 2016

\Storm Imogen on 8 February 2016 battered parts of southern Britain with heavy rain and winds up to 96 miles per hour (mph). It forced the environment agency to issue multiple flood warnings requiring immediate action for parts of the south west, south east and Wales

Isles of Scilly (81mph), Pembrey Sands (84 mph), Carmarthenshire (84 mph) and The Needles off the Isle of Wight (96 mph) were the worst affected areas.

More than 5000 homes were without power in south-West England, south and mid-Wales and the Midlands. The storm also disrupted the Rail services, some cross-Channel ferries were cancelled and drivers urged to take extra care.

MET department issued a yellow warning with an amber warning “be prepared” for Wales, south-west England, London and south-east England and says coastal areas could see giant waves and localised flooding.

Storm Imogen is the ninth named storm to hit the UK this season. In Britain, the 2016 storms are being names by Met Office and Met Eireann. This exercise is an effort to increase public awareness and safety. They were named by public ballot but there are no names for the letters Q, U, X, Y and Z.