Britain: Blizzards, 100 Flood Warnings and a Deadly Landslide
Posted by feww on March 23, 2013
Worst March for 50 years: Britain hit by blizzards, floods and freezing temperatures
The average temperature in central England fell to 3.8ºC (38.8ºF), 2.2 degrees lower for this time of year…
Meantime, as the demand for natural gas continues to soar during the cold snap, Britain could face gas rationing because of the dwindling stocks.
Britain’s total gas stores are estimated at less than 36 hours as of posting, said local reports.
- Snow, freezing rain, flooding and fallen trees have wreaked havoc across the U.K.
- The Arctic conditions have forced more than 1,000 schools to shut down.
- A deadly landslide in Cornwall has forced many people out of their homes.
- Some 3 – 8 inches of snow is forecast to blanket most of England, Scotland and Wales, while more flooding is expected in the south as heavy rain and and sleet continue to pound the region.