Pack up, go! Met Office issues ‘danger to life' alert as storm batters staycationers
Daily Express|July 31, 2021
TOURISTS trying to enjoy the great outdoors were dramatically told to flee for their lives as the might of Storm Evert roared in, bringing stair-rod rain and 70mph winds.
Cyril Dixon

The Met Office issued “danger to life” alerts and told stay cationers to pack their bags and leave danger zones.

And the country was braced for more havoc today following the 36-hour battering a camper described as “worse than The Wizard Of Oz”.

The Met Office has warned of heavy rain, gales and thunder as Evert sweeps east.

It first hit the Isles of Scilly on Thursday night, lashing them with 69mph winds. Campers were evacuated as yacht crews were rescued.

A history teacher from Tewkesbury, Gloucs, who shared footage of her wind buffeted tent in Cornwall, recalled the storm from the film The Wizard Of Oz.

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