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Severe Weather Across Britain: Two Dead, Thousands Of Homes Without Power

Scottish police have confirmed a truck driver was killed on Thursday after his truck overturned.

A man has also been killed by a falling tree in Retford, Nottinghamshire.

Emergency teams and crisis centres have been mobilised in Northern Ireland where thousands more homes have lost power.

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There are severe weather warnings across the UK.

The Met Office has a yellow warning in place. It predicts that gusts could reach speeds of 70 mph (115 kph) as a storm moves in from the Atlantic. In parts of Scotland and England an orange warning – meaning to be prepared for disruption – has been issued for gusts of 80 mph (130 kph)

John Wylie from the Met Office told the BBC:

It’s completely normal for the time of year. We’ve got to expect a few stormy periods every winter.

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