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Monday, October 15, 2007

The Great UK Storm - 20 years on

Can you believe it is 20 years since Michael Fish calmly said "A woman has phoned the BBC this evening and said there is a hurricane on the way, but if you're watching, don't worry, there isn't". Within hours of having uttered these words, a huge storm battered the UK with the fiercest winds seen in nearly 300 years.

16 people were killed and over 1.5 million trees were uprooted as the hurricane tore a path across the country.

I wonder who that woman was who phoned the BBC and how did she know that a hurricane was coming? Does anyone know?

Share your memories of the Great Storm on DYR

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Make friends on DYR

You may have noticed that you can now send messages to your friends on DYR and check out what they have been commenting on and writing about. Just click on the user's name next to their comment or description and you'll get taken to a page with all their details.