Storm Ciara aftermath: Almost 14,000 homes in East without power

Storm Ciara swept into the Anglia region on Sunday (9 February), causing power cuts, cancelled trains and roads blocked by fallen trees.

The Met Office had issued an Amber weather warning for extremely strong winds. This came to fruition - gusts of 60-70 mph, accompanied by heavy rain, struck the region.

For some, the calm before the storm is yet to come. Here's what the East of England is dealing with in the wake of Ciara.

Power cuts:

Just over 13,600 homes were still without power at the time of writing. UK Power Networks said Ciara been the worst storm they've seen for years. Overnight, they had to restore power to more than 370,000 properties, but there are still more that need servicing. The red markers on this map show current power cuts in the region.

Fallen trees:

A viewer from Bury St Edmunds sent these pictures of trees that Storm Ciara had uprooted.

Credit: Susie Bennett
Credit: Susie Bennett

M11 re-opened as of 12:30pm Monday 10th February:

Both sides of the M11 were closed on Sunday (9 February) near Duxford Imperial War Museum due to fears a hangar roof could blow off.

The road re-opened after almost 24 hours following an assessment by engineers of the aircraft hangar and improved weather conditions.

Credit: @CambsCops

Flood warnings:

There are eight flood warnings in our region, all of which are on the Essex and Suffolk coast. Areas affected include Southwold, Great Yarmouth and Maldon Town. Flood warnings are represented on the below map by red triangles. The live map can be viewed on the site.


Stephen Ramsdale from Salhouse, Norfolk sent in this picture of his flooded garden.

Credit: Stephen Ramsdale

Cancelled flights:

Several flights to and from Luton airport have been cancelled this morning.Journeys disrupted by Storm Ciara on Sunday (9 February) have had a knock-on effect for those today (10 February). The airport is instructing those due to travel to check their flight status with the airline.