Storm Eunice: A year since violent winds uprooted trees in St Helens
The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for St Helens and much of the north of England, while some parts of the south were under a rare red warning.
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Under a yellow warning, life is at risk due to possible damage to buildings and the environment, and people have been advised not to use public transport in St Helens and local parks and markets have been closed to the public.
St Helens fared reasonably well compared to some parts of the country and no injuries were reported, but damage was still felt across the borough as trees were uprooted and properties hit by strong winds.
At the time, St Helens Council confirmed it was responding to fallen trees at Crank Road, Common Road, Carr Mill Road, Garswood Library, Mill Lane, Bold Heath, Ridgewood Drive and Blundells Lane.
Traffic was also reported around St Helens on the westbound M62 from the J7 A57 Warrington Road (Rainhill Stoops) to the J6 M57 J1 (Tarbock Island) due to flooding from the storm.
Three deaths were reported across the UK as part of Storm Eunice after trees fell and debris flew, causing the deaths of a woman in his 30s in London, a man in his 20s in Hampshire and a man in his 50s in Aintree, Merseyside .
A 122mph gust on the Isle of Wight set a provisional record in England as the storm closed schools, disrupted travel and ripped off roofs.
Around 400,000 homes were hit by power outages across the country, while the storm also closed schools, disrupted travel and ripped off roofs across the country.
The Association of British Insurers (ABI) estimated the cost of repairing all of the damage caused by Storm Eunice at around £360million.
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