Impact of UK storms facts and figures

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Key Facts and Figures:

  • Storm Katie was the 11th storm recorded of 2016, causing 100,000 power outages across the UK
  • 625,000 homes were left without power when the Storm of St Jude hit the UK in October 2013
  • The storms of 1990 caused a record-breaking £2-billion worth of damage to buildings and offices
  • Businesses across Somerset lost 12 weeks’ worth of income due to localised flooding in 2013/14
  • Strong winds are a common cause of damage; the fastest winds recorded in the UK reached 106mph in 2016
  • It rains a lot in Britain, at least 1 in 3 days