Storm Eunice devastated Britain yesterday, causing chaos across the country.
It was the worst storm in 30 years, with an extreme wind peak of 122mph being recorded at The Needles on the Isle of Wight.
Met Office believes this to be a new record for England, beating the 118mph gust recorded at Gwennap Head in Cornwall in December 1979.
At the time of writing this, four people are believed to have died after flying debris brought an extreme danger to life, and many more injuries have taken place.
Buildings were ravaged too, with roofs being blown off, St Thomas’ Church Spire falling in Wells and a hole being ripped in the O2 stadium’s roof in London.
Another building ransacked by the gusts was a hangar at RAF Brize Norton. Just wait until you see what happened to .
STORM RIPS OFF RAF HANGAR ROOF
An army hangar at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire has suffered serious damage in the storm.
Shocking video footage from George Allison of the Defence Journal shows huge chunks of the hangar’s roof flying away in the 70mps winds.
Located 75 miles north-west of London in Carterton, it is the largest station of the Royal Air Force and was built in 1935.
However, this specific hangar, which houses the UK’s fleet of Atlas transport planes, was new and cost a staggering £70 million to build.
RAF BRIZE NORTON RESPONDS
In a statement, RAF Brize Norton revealed that a “clean-up operation” will begin when it is safe.
“We are aware that due to high winds there has been damage to one of our aircraft hangars,” they said before adding they are currently “liasing” with the local authorities.
“The station has taken the decision to close Station Road as a precautionary safety measure until further notice,” they continued.
“A clean-up operation will commence once the storm subsides and it is safe to do so. There is no immediate operational impact. We would advise the public to be extra vigilant or if possible avoid the area.
MATERIAL SCATTERS ACROSS LOCAL AREAS
The insulating material which was being ripped from the roof blew across the local areas and RAF Brize Norton took to Twitter to warn people of the danger.
“A message for those who will be travelling in the vicinity of RAF Brize Norton. As wind gusts develop over the next few hours, there’s significant risk of flying debris being encountered along Bampton Road,” they said.
“Please be extra vigilant, and avoid travel altogether if possible!” the army base continued.
In a statement, they added: “Following severe storm damage to a hangar roof at RAF Brize Norton a considerable amount of insulating material is scattered around the village.”
“Residents are advised not to touch the material as it may be irritant,” they continued.
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