5 dead as Storm Ciara wreaks havoc across Europe 

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 11, 2020, 09.12 AM(IST)

A flooded street is seen after Storm Ciara downpour in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, Britain February 9, 2020 in this still image obtained from social media video.  Photograph:( Reuters )

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More than 200 flood warnings have been issued across Britain, which recorded a maximum wind speed of 93 miles per hour in wales.

Storm Ciara brought severe flooding and heavy winds to areas across Europe, killing at least five people, according to reports from news agencies and social media.

More than 200 flood warnings have been issued across Britain, which recorded a maximum wind speed of 93 miles per hour in wales.

One severe flood warning was put in place in Yorkshire in Northern England, where water was predicted to overflow flood defences and potentially threaten lives.

The historic English county of Yorkshire has been among the worst hit. 

Floodwaters submerged cars in Lancashire. Several commuters remained stranded as the inclement weather affected transport services.

Vehicles were seen driving through flooded roads in the Northern English town of Brighouse as Storm Ciara swept in.

Strong winds and waves triggered yellow and amber weather warnings across Wales and Scotland.

Meanwhile, a plane aborted landing at London's Heathrow airport after hurricane-force wind, prevented pilots from making a safe touch down.

The jet landed safely during a second attempt.

The storm has also wreaked havoc in other parts of Europe.  Thirty-five regions in northern France have been put on alert as strong winds destroyed properties.

Part of a building collapsed in the Belgian capital Brussels as Storm Ciara swept across the city.