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Last Updated: Saturday, 8 January 2005, 15:01 GMT
In pictures: Storm sweeps UK

A man in high winds on the seafront at Blackpool

Strong winds made it difficult to walk along Blackpool seafront in Lancashire.

Overturned lorry in Newcastle

Winds of up to 90mph hit north-east England and caused several accidents. This lorry overturned in Newcastle.

Car caught in floods in Northumberland

Drivers were stranded on flooded roads in Northumberland.

Flooded car park in Carlisle

Flood water submerged a car park in Carlisle, Cumbria, as rescue workers helped residents.

Debris in Blackpool

These people had to pick their way past the debris of a Blackpool shop front which was damaged by the storm.

Tree on mobile home in Dromore, County Down, Northern Ireland

A man was taken to hospital after a tree fell on his home in Dromore, County Down.

A flooded street scene in Peebles, Scottish Borders

The floods made this street in Peebles, Scottish Borders, look more like a waterway than a road.

Flooded underground walkway in Carlisle

This subway was completely filled with water as Carlisle was cut off by flooding.

A householder is rescued from an upper window by firefighters in Carlisle

Firefighters helped to rescue householders from their properties in Carlisle.


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