This was the devastation left behind by Storm Franklin in Lancashire.

This is the devastating aftermath of Storm Franklin after it brought damaging winds of up to 75mph to Lancashire

A collapsed house, overturned lorries, damaged roofs and fallen trees, this was the devastation left behind by Storm Franklin in and around Lancashire.

By Sean Gleaves
Monday, 21st February 2022, 2:49 pm

Storm Franklin sparked evacuations in parts of the UK and caused widespread rush-hour travel disruption on Monday (February 21).

A yellow wind warning for England, Wales and south-western Scotland was in place until 1pm, while an amber warning for Northern Ireland expired at 7am.

Winds were peaking during rush-hour, according to Greg Dewhurst, senior meteorologist at the Met Office, who added that they will begin noticeably easing around lunchtime.

Storm Franklin's highest gust of 87mph was recorded at the Needles on the Isle of Wight on Sunday evening, followed by current gusts of 79mph on a mountaintop in Wales.

These were the scenes after Storm Franklin swept through Lancashire:

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