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Debris caused by Storm Eunice hit the windscreen of a car and killed a passenger in Merseyside.

A man traveling in a car died when some debris struck the windscreen at Switch Island, Netherton.

A man traveling in a car died when some debris struck the windscreen at Switch Island, Netherton.On February 14, 2022, the Meteorological Office (Met Office) issued a red weather warning for strong winds caused by Storm Eunice wind gusts. Wind speeds went up to 90mph in coastal areas, causing significant impacts for many and posing a danger to life. The wider Amber warning area emphasized the ongoing risk of severe consequences such as power outages, travel disruptions, and other service disruptions. Storm Eunice was expected to pass eastward across the central U.K., with the strongest winds to the south of Eunice.

There were many media reports that mentioned causalities due to the storm. One of the incidents was of a man who died due to debris caused by the storm. Highgate Police confirmed that a passenger in a car was killed in Merseyside while driving towards Aintree at about 2:10 pm when debris reportedly hit the windscreen, BBC reported on February 19, 2022. The passenger was pronounced dead at the scene while the driver was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The Met Office has issued two ultra-rare red weather warnings for the first time, including one in the southeast of the U.K. The Independent reported millions of people were advised to stay at home for the day due to the dangers posed by flying debris and falling trees. Simultaneously, transportation cancellations meant that many people were unable to travel.

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