Storm Corrie to batter UK TODAY with 90mph winds & snow to fall next week

STORM Corrie is today barrelling into Britain, bringing a second battering from 90mph hurricane-force winds in 48 hours.

With the damage from Storm Malik still being cleared, the country is braced for 90mph winds and the Met Office gave a “danger to life” warning – with snow due to hit this week.

Forecasters said further severe gusts today will make travel disruption likely, with flying debris bringing fears of power cuts.

Northern parts of the UK are expected to be hardest hit.

Corrie comes just over 24 hours after Storm Malik — which, with gusts hitting 147mph, brought death and devastation.

Two people died when they were crushed by falling trees, while others had miracle escapes.

A boy aged nine was killed  by a falling tree on the Heath House estate, in Tean, Staffs, at about 1pm on Saturday. A 72-year-old man who was also hurt was still being treated in hospital last night.

They were thought to be part of a  pheasant shooting party on the 400-acre estate but were not believed to be related to each other.

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A worker on the estate, who did not want to be named, said: “It was just an unfortunate accident where a tree came down in a gust of wind and hit the little boy and man.”

Cops confirmed the tragic death, with a spokesperson for Staffordshire Police saying in a statement: "Police received a report at 1pm this afternoon that a tree had fallen on a boy and a man, in an area close to Hollington Road, Winnothdale, near to Tean.

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"The man and the boy were taken to the Royal Stoke University Hospital.

"Sadly, despite the best efforts of medical staff, a nine-year-old boy passed away.

"The boy’s family are being supported by specially-trained officers. The man remains in hospital.

"A scene remains at the location, where people are asked to avoid the area.

"The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner."

A woman aged 60 was also killed by a falling tree in Aberdeen.

Both of Sky Sports reporter Keith Downie’s cars — one a £42,000 BMW — were destroyed when a 100-year-old oak tree was blown over outside his house in Newcastle.

The 39-year-old presenter said: “I heard this huge noise. I could see both cars were obliterated.”

A woman had to be cut from her car when a tree crushed it in Altrincham, Gtr Manchester.

And another driver in a VW had a lucky escape in Huddersfield.

A major incident was declared in County Durham on Saturday owing to fallen trees and power lines. Northern Powergrid said 80,000 people were affected.

In Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, a roof was torn from a terraced house.  The Church of St Romald, in Romaldkirk, Co Durham,  escaped damage  when a large tree came down feet away, while  a van was crushed nearby at Barnard Castle.

The Met Office names storms in alphabetical order and invites suggestions from the public. But Denmark got to name Storm Malik as it was expected to hit hardest there.

Meanwhile in South Shields, strong winds brought a wall crashing down on a dad-of-two's £25,000 Range Rover – with the debris missing him by seconds.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "Emergency services were called to Deveron Road in Aberdeen around 10.30am on Saturday 29th January to reports of a sudden death of a 60-year-old woman."

It's believed the tragedy struck as a tree was blown over during gale-force winds.

The amber alert covered vast parts of eastern Scotland, with the Met Office warning "injuries and danger to life could occur."

A yellow warning replaced amber on Saturday- with alerts set to remain in place through to Monday.

Restaurant boss Russel Choudary, 40, had just parked his car when a strong gust sent brinks plunging down onto his white Range Rover, completely crushing the roof.


He told MailOnline: "If I had moved it a minute earlier, I would have been killed.

"No sooner did I reach my front door, the bricks came crashing down. I could have been inside that car. It doesn't bear thinking about.

"There's no way I would have survived. I feel very lucky to be alive." 

The dad had only had his car for two years.

Sunday's yellow warnings are set to continue into the new week.

Meanwhile, over 36,000 households are now without power in Northumberland and County Durham following extreme weather, according to Northern Powergrid.

And it seems February is shaping up to be a turbulent month with the elements, as a mix of wet, and windy weather with snow cause chaos.

Met forecaster James Madden said cold and snow will approach from the north during the beginning of the month, with wintry downpours potentially reaching the capital.

Long-range predictions are suggesting that snow could fall in northern regions if the freezing temperatures continue.

The risk of snow could last until at least February 11, according to forecasts, after parts of the country are soaked by rain and the white stuff.

John Hammond, chief meteorologist for Weathertrending said: "There are signs of a more lively start to February – it looks wetter and windier at times than for much of the previous month.

"We may see colder weather start to make more definite inroads from the north through the early days of the new month, turning some of that rain to snow."

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