Was there a big storm in 1987?

The British National Grid suffered heavy damage, leaving thousands without power. At least 22 people were killed in England and France….Great storm of 1987.

Lowest pressure 953 mb (28.14 inHg)
Fatalities 22
Damage £2 billion (5.751 today), 23 billion francs (7.966 today)
Areas affected United Kingdom, France, Spain, Belgium, Norway

What was the worst hurricane in 1987?

Hurricane Emily was the costliest storm of the season, causing $80.3 million in damage (1987 USD) as it ravaged the Dominican Republic and Bermuda. Tropical Depression Fourteen was the deadliest storm of the season, causing six deaths as it passed across Jamaica.

What was the wind speed in the 1987 storm?

Friday’s gusts were also higher than the wind speeds reached during the “Great Storm” on the night of 15-16 October 1987, when 115mph gusts were recorded at Shoreham-by-Sea in West Sussex.

Where did the 1987 storm hit?

Ask people about the Great Storm which ravaged the south of England in 1987 and most will remember “that” forecast by weatherman Michael Fish, or Sevenoaks losing six of the trees that gave the town its name.

What was the worst storm in the world?

The 10 Deadliest Storms on Record

Storm Rank Year Country
1 1970 Bangladesh
2 1991 Bangladesh
3 2008 Myanmar
4 1922 China

What storm did Michael Fish get wrong?

The Great Storm of October 1987 was brushed off by forecaster Michael Fish hours before it arrived, as he told viewers worried that a hurricane was on the way: ‘…don’t worry if you’re watching, there isn’t’.

What was the Great Storm of 1987 and what happened?

Winds reaching 110mph caused devastation across Kent in the early hours of Friday, October 16, 1987. What became known as the Great Storm hit most of the south of England and northern France, causing loss of life, widespread chaos and extensive damage. A tree fell through the roof of a house in Hythe Road, Ashford.

How did Knole look after the Great Storm of 1987?

National Trust undated photos of how Knole, Kent, looked after the Great Storm of 1987 and how it looks now. Fallen trees after the Great Storm of 22 October 1987. About 15m trees were blown down by the storm.

What happened to the trees in the Great Storm in Kent?

Thousands of trees were uprooted or badly damaged at Trust properties in Kent, including those at Sir Winston Churchill’s former home and land at Emmetts Garden and Toys Hill. A 93-acre woodland sitting on the highest point in Kent, Toys Hill lost 98% of its trees. The scene at Scotney Castle after the Great Storm.

Who won the FA Cup in 1987?

In 1987, Margaret Thatcher had been Prime Minister for eight years, having won her third general election as Conservative leader in the June. Football league champions were Everton while Coventry won the FA Cup that year, beating Tottenham Hotspur 3-2 in a dramatic final.