Photos: Britain braces for worst storm in a decade

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Photos from Britain where residents are bracing for the worst storm in a decade, as forecasters say a major storm will hit the southern half of region, bringing heavy rains and gusts of 60 to 80 miles per hour, with the potential to cause widespread and severe disruption from falling trees, power outages and flooding.
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  • People watch as large waves crash against the walls of Brighton seafront, in southern England on October 27, 2013 as a predicted storm starts to build. Britain was braced on October 27 for its worst storm in a decade, with heavy rain and winds of more than 80 miles (130 kilometres) an hour set to batter the south of the country.  LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images

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    People watch as large waves crash against the walls of Brighton seafront, in southern England on October 27, 2013 as a predicted storm starts to build. Britain was braced on October 27 for its worst storm in a decade, with heavy rain and winds of more than 80 miles (130 kilometres) an hour set to batter the south of the country. LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images


  • A boat is dragged from its mooring on the beach and destroyed by large waves near Brighton Marina, in southern England on October 27, 2013 ahead of a predicted storm. Britain was braced on October 27 for its worst storm in a decade, with heavy rain and winds of more than 80 miles (130 kilometres) an hour set to batter the south of the country.   LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images

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    A boat is dragged from its mooring on the beach and destroyed by large waves near Brighton Marina, in southern England on October 27, 2013 ahead of a predicted storm. Britain was braced on October 27 for its worst storm in a decade, with heavy rain and winds of more than 80 miles (130 kilometres) an hour set to batter the south of the country. LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images


  • Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RLNI) workers check boats in a harbour in Lyme Regis, southern England on October 27, 2013 in preparation for an expected storm. Britain was braced on October 27 for its worst storm in a decade, with heavy rain and winds of more than 80 miles (130 kilometres) an hour set to batter the south of the country.    JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images

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    Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RLNI) workers check boats in a harbour in Lyme Regis, southern England on October 27, 2013 in preparation for an expected storm. Britain was braced on October 27 for its worst storm in a decade, with heavy rain and winds of more than 80 miles (130 kilometres) an hour set to batter the south of the country. JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images


  • A ship makes its way out of the River Mersey passing the Iron Men of Anthony Gormley's art installation 'Another Place' near Crosby in north west England on October 27, 2013. Britain was braced for its worst storm in a decade, with heavy rain and winds of more than 80 miles (130 kilometres) an hour set to batter the south of the country.   PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images

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    A ship makes its way out of the River Mersey passing the Iron Men of Anthony Gormley’s art installation ‘Another Place’ near Crosby in north west England on October 27, 2013. Britain was braced for its worst storm in a decade, with heavy rain and winds of more than 80 miles (130 kilometres) an hour set to batter the south of the country. PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images


  • People stand on the rocks as large waves break against barriers at the harbour in Porthcawl, south Wales on October 27, 2013 as a predicted storm starts to build. Britain was braced on October 27 for its worst storm in a decade, with heavy rain and winds of more than 80 miles (130 kilometres) an hour set to batter the south of the country.    GEOFF CADDICK/AFP/Getty Images

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    People stand on the rocks as large waves break against barriers at the harbour in Porthcawl, south Wales on October 27, 2013 as a predicted storm starts to build. Britain was braced on October 27 for its worst storm in a decade, with heavy rain and winds of more than 80 miles (130 kilometres) an hour set to batter the south of the country. GEOFF CADDICK/AFP/Getty Images


  • People look on as large waves crash against the walls of Brighton seafront, in southern England on October 27, 2013 as a predicted storm starts to build. Britain was braced on October 27 for its worst storm in a decade, with heavy rain and winds of more than 80 miles (130 kilometres) an hour set to batter the south of the country.  EON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images

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    People look on as large waves crash against the walls of Brighton seafront, in southern England on October 27, 2013 as a predicted storm starts to build. Britain was braced on October 27 for its worst storm in a decade, with heavy rain and winds of more than 80 miles (130 kilometres) an hour set to batter the south of the country. EON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images


  • A man and his dog stand watching as waves roll in at the beach in Porthcawl, south Wales on October 27, 2013 ahead of the arrival of a predicted storm. Britain was braced on October 27 for its worst storm in a decade, with heavy rain and winds of more than 80 miles (130 kilometres) an hour set to batter the south of the country.    GEOFF CADDICK/AFP/Getty Images

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    A man and his dog stand watching as waves roll in at the beach in Porthcawl, south Wales on October 27, 2013 ahead of the arrival of a predicted storm. Britain was braced on October 27 for its worst storm in a decade, with heavy rain and winds of more than 80 miles (130 kilometres) an hour set to batter the south of the country. GEOFF CADDICK/AFP/Getty Images


  • A man and girl walk along the beach in Lyme Regis, southern England on October 27, 2013 as high winds start ahead of an expected storm. Britain was braced on October 27 for its worst storm in a decade, with heavy rain and winds of more than 80 miles (130 kilometres) an hour set to batter the south of the country.    JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images

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    A man and girl walk along the beach in Lyme Regis, southern England on October 27, 2013 as high winds start ahead of an expected storm. Britain was braced on October 27 for its worst storm in a decade, with heavy rain and winds of more than 80 miles (130 kilometres) an hour set to batter the south of the country. JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images


  • People walk along a path as waves crash onto a seawall protecting the harbor of Porthleven, Cornwall, southwest England, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. Forecasters say a severe storm will hit the southern half of Britain later Sunday, bringing heavy rains and gusts of 60 to 80 miles per hour (100 to 130 kilometers per hour, with the potential to cause widespread and severe disruption from falling trees, power cuts and flooding. (AP Photo/PA, Ben Birchall)

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    People walk along a path as waves crash onto a seawall protecting the harbor of Porthleven, Cornwall, southwest England, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. Forecasters say a severe storm will hit the southern half of Britain later Sunday, bringing heavy rains and gusts of 60 to 80 miles per hour (100 to 130 kilometers per hour, with the potential to cause widespread and severe disruption from falling trees, power cuts and flooding. (AP Photo/PA, Ben Birchall)


  • A man stands on the rocky coastline as waves roll in in Porthcawl, south Wales on October 27, 2013 ahead of the arrival of a predicted storm. Britain was braced on October 27 for its worst storm in a decade, with heavy rain and winds of more than 80 miles (130 kilometres) an hour set to batter the south of the country.   GEOFF CADDICK/AFP/Getty Images

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    A man stands on the rocky coastline as waves roll in in Porthcawl, south Wales on October 27, 2013 ahead of the arrival of a predicted storm. Britain was braced on October 27 for its worst storm in a decade, with heavy rain and winds of more than 80 miles (130 kilometres) an hour set to batter the south of the country. GEOFF CADDICK/AFP/Getty Images


  • A woman is soaked as large waves crash against the walls of Brighton seafront, in southern England on October 27, 2013 as a predicted storm starts to build. Britain was braced on October 27 for its worst storm in a decade, with heavy rain and winds of more than 80 miles (130 kilometres) an hour set to batter the south of the country.  LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images

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    A woman is soaked as large waves crash against the walls of Brighton seafront, in southern England on October 27, 2013 as a predicted storm starts to build. Britain was braced on October 27 for its worst storm in a decade, with heavy rain and winds of more than 80 miles (130 kilometres) an hour set to batter the south of the country. LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images


  • People watch as large waves crash against the walls of Brighton Marina, southern England on October 27, 2013 as high winds pick up ahead of an expected storm. Britain was braced on October 27 for its worst storm in a decade, with heavy rain and winds of more than 80 miles (130 kilometres) an hour set to batter the south of the country.   LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images

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    People watch as large waves crash against the walls of Brighton Marina, southern England on October 27, 2013 as high winds pick up ahead of an expected storm. Britain was braced on October 27 for its worst storm in a decade, with heavy rain and winds of more than 80 miles (130 kilometres) an hour set to batter the south of the country. LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images


  • A man cycles along the seafront near Crosby in north west England on October 27, 2013. Britain was braced for its worst storm in a decade, with heavy rain and winds of more than 80 miles (130 kilometres) an hour set to batter the south of the country.   PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images

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    A man cycles along the seafront near Crosby in north west England on October 27, 2013. Britain was braced for its worst storm in a decade, with heavy rain and winds of more than 80 miles (130 kilometres) an hour set to batter the south of the country. PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images


  • Will Brewer, 4, plays in the foam washed ashore on the Brighton seafront on October 27, 2013 as high winds pick up ahead of an expected storm. Britain was braced on October 27 for its worst storm in a decade, with heavy rain and winds of more than 80 miles (130 kilometres) an hour set to batter the south of the country. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEALLEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images

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    Will Brewer, 4, plays in the foam washed ashore on the Brighton seafront on October 27, 2013 as high winds pick up ahead of an expected storm. Britain was braced on October 27 for its worst storm in a decade, with heavy rain and winds of more than 80 miles (130 kilometres) an hour set to batter the south of the country. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEALLEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images


  • Strong winds blow two girls as they walk on Brighton pier on the seafront as a predicted storm starts to build in Brighton, southern England on October 27, 2013. Britain was braced on October 27 for its worst storm in a decade, with heavy rain and winds of more than 80 miles (130 kilometres) an hour set to batter the south of the country.   LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images

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    Strong winds blow two girls as they walk on Brighton pier on the seafront as a predicted storm starts to build in Brighton, southern England on October 27, 2013. Britain was braced on October 27 for its worst storm in a decade, with heavy rain and winds of more than 80 miles (130 kilometres) an hour set to batter the south of the country. LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images


  • Waves crash onto the cliffs surrounding Porthleven, Cornwall, southwest England, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. Forecasters say a severe storm will hit the southern half of Britain later Sunday, bringing heavy rains and gusts of 60 to 80 miles per hour (100 to 130 kilometers per hour, with the potential to cause widespread and severe disruption from falling trees, power cuts and flooding. (AP Photo/PA, Ben Birchall)

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    Waves crash onto the cliffs surrounding Porthleven, Cornwall, southwest England, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. Forecasters say a severe storm will hit the southern half of Britain later Sunday, bringing heavy rains and gusts of 60 to 80 miles per hour (100 to 130 kilometers per hour, with the potential to cause widespread and severe disruption from falling trees, power cuts and flooding. (AP Photo/PA, Ben Birchall)


  • A construction crane lays on top of the cabinet office government building after collapsing in high winds during a storm in central London on October 28, 2013.  AFP PHOTO / BEN  STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images

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    A construction crane lays on top of the cabinet office government building after collapsing in high winds during a storm in central London on October 28, 2013. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images


  • A fallen tree blocks a road due to the overnight storm in Brighton, southern England on October 28, 2013.  AFP PHOTO/GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images

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    A fallen tree blocks a road due to the overnight storm in Brighton, southern England on October 28, 2013. AFP PHOTO/GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images


  • A fallen tree blocks a road due to the overnight storm in Brighton, southern England on October 28, 2013.  AFP PHOTO/GLYN  KIRK/AFP/Getty Images

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    A fallen tree blocks a road due to the overnight storm in Brighton, southern England on October 28, 2013. AFP PHOTO/GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images


  • A boat lays stricken on the strand as people watch the waves batter into the sea wall of a marina in Brighton, south England, Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.  (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

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    A boat lays stricken on the strand as people watch the waves batter into the sea wall of a marina in Brighton, south England, Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)


  • A tree blocks the road after an overnight storm on October 28, 2013 in Hove, United Kingdom. Approximately 220,000 homes are without power and two deaths have been recorded after much of southern England has been affected by a severe storm. Transport links on road, rail, air and sea have been severely disrupted by hurricane-force winds that have almost reached 100 mph in places.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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    A tree blocks the road after an overnight storm on October 28, 2013 in Hove, United Kingdom. Approximately 220,000 homes are without power and two deaths have been recorded after much of southern England has been affected by a severe storm. Transport links on road, rail, air and sea have been severely disrupted by hurricane-force winds that have almost reached 100 mph in places. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)


  • Large waves, produced by storm force winds, break on the shore on October 28, 2013 in Dover, England.  Approximately 220,000 homes are without power and two deaths have been recorded after much of southern England has been affected by a severe storm. Transport links on road, rail, air and sea have been severely disrupted by hurricane-force winds  that have almost reached 100 mph in places.  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

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    Large waves, produced by storm force winds, break on the shore on October 28, 2013 in Dover, England. Approximately 220,000 homes are without power and two deaths have been recorded after much of southern England has been affected by a severe storm. Transport links on road, rail, air and sea have been severely disrupted by hurricane-force winds that have almost reached 100 mph in places. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)


  • People watch the waves batter into the sea wall of a marina in Brighton, south England, Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. A major storm with hurricane force winds is lashing much of Britain, causing flooding and travel delays including the cancellation of roughly 130 flights at London's Heathrow Airport. Weather forecasters say it is one of the worst storms to hit Britain in years. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

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    People watch the waves batter into the sea wall of a marina in Brighton, south England, Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. A major storm with hurricane force winds is lashing much of Britain, causing flooding and travel delays including the cancellation of roughly 130 flights at London’s Heathrow Airport. Weather forecasters say it is one of the worst storms to hit Britain in years. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)


  • People react as they watch a jet of sea water being propelled into the air in Portland Bill in Dorest in southern England on October 28, 2013 following a strong storm.  AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images

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    People react as they watch a jet of sea water being propelled into the air in Portland Bill in Dorest in southern England on October 28, 2013 following a strong storm. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images


  • Waves crash into the rocks in front for the lighthouse in Portland Bill in Dorest, southern England on October 28, 2013 following a strong storm. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images

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    Waves crash into the rocks in front for the lighthouse in Portland Bill in Dorest, southern England on October 28, 2013 following a strong storm. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images


  • A handout picture from the London Fire Brigade shows fire fighters standing outside three houses collapsed in a gas explosion suspected to have been caused by a gas main damaged by a falling tree following a fierce storm in Hounslow, west London, on October 28, 2013. More than 300,000 homes were left without power across northern Europe and trains and planes cancelled as a fierce storm battered the region, leaving at least three people dead. AFP PHOTO / LONDON FIRE BRIGADE /AFP/Getty Images

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    A handout picture from the London Fire Brigade shows fire fighters standing outside three houses collapsed in a gas explosion suspected to have been caused by a gas main damaged by a falling tree following a fierce storm in Hounslow, west London, on October 28, 2013. More than 300,000 homes were left without power across northern Europe and trains and planes cancelled as a fierce storm battered the region, leaving at least three people dead. AFP PHOTO / LONDON FIRE BRIGADE /AFP/Getty Images


  • A contractor works on clearing the debris after a tree fell on car during a storm in London on October 28, 2013.   AFP PHOTO / DANIEL SORABJI/AFP/Getty Images

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    A contractor works on clearing the debris after a tree fell on car during a storm in London on October 28, 2013. AFP PHOTO / DANIEL SORABJI/AFP/Getty Images


  • Rain clouds gather above St Michael's at Marazion near Penzance on October 28, 2013 in Cornwall, England.   (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

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    Rain clouds gather above St Michael’s at Marazion near Penzance on October 28, 2013 in Cornwall, England. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)


  • Alex Conlin enjoys some kite surfing at Troon South beach on October 28, 2013 in Troon,Scotland. Scotland is set to miss the effects of the storm which is hitting the south of Britain, with gusts of 80mph winds causing travel disruption.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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    Alex Conlin enjoys some kite surfing at Troon South beach on October 28, 2013 in Troon,Scotland. Scotland is set to miss the effects of the storm which is hitting the south of Britain, with gusts of 80mph winds causing travel disruption. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)


  • A contractor works on clearing the debris after a tree fell on car during a storm in London on October 28, 2013.  AFP PHOTO / DANIEL SORABJI/AFP/Getty Images

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    A contractor works on clearing the debris after a tree fell on car during a storm in London on October 28, 2013. AFP PHOTO / DANIEL SORABJI/AFP/Getty Images


  • Two brothers play on a tree that was blown over in a storm on Hampstead Heath in north London, Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

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    Two brothers play on a tree that was blown over in a storm on Hampstead Heath in north London, Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)


  • A car is crushed under a fallen tree as a man pushes a bicycle nearby following a storm, in Hornsey, north London, Monday Oct. 28, 2013. (AP Photo/PA, Yui Mok)

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    A car is crushed under a fallen tree as a man pushes a bicycle nearby following a storm, in Hornsey, north London, Monday Oct. 28, 2013. (AP Photo/PA, Yui Mok)


  • A fallen tree branch partially blocks a pavement and road in London, Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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    A fallen tree branch partially blocks a pavement and road in London, Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)



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