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Twitter is flooded with memes as Storm Bella battles Britain


Twitter users mocked the "absolute slaughter" that Storm Bella caused when it struck Britain overnight, leaving hundreds without power.

Very high winds and heavy rain lashed the British coast, particularly in parts of Wales and southern England, where severe storms damaged buildings on coastal and rolling hills.

The Met Office announced that a gust of wind at 83 miles per hour was recorded on Saturday night in the coastal village of Aberdaron in North Wales.

However, some areas appeared largely untouched, only occasionally rubbish bins or flower pots were overturned by strong winds.

One Twitter user shared a picture of an upturned garden chair saying "Absolute Carnage" while another wrote "Storm Bella just got real" next to a picture of an overturned flowerpot.

Twitter users shared memes and joked about Storm Bella when it whipped the UK overnight

One woman quipped that she had to check that her house hadn't been dragged to Oz like Dorothy in the classic movie The Wizard of Oz, whose house was dragged to a magical land by a tornado

One woman quipped that she had to check that her house hadn't been dragged to Oz like Dorothy in the classic movie The Wizard of Oz, whose house was dragged to a magical land by a tornado

Many noticed the wind and rain the storm churned up and said it was "a little windy" or "quite windy".

Many noticed the wind and rain the storm churned up and said it was "a little windy" or "quite windy".

Many joked about the high winds and heavy rain that led to new flood warnings being introduced on Sunday.

"Tad windy outside last night had to go out and check that the house was still in the same place and hadn't ended up in Oz," one woman wrote on Twitter.

She shared a picture of Dorothy's house from the classic movie The Wizard of Oz being blown up in a magical land during a tornado.

Another Twitter user in St. Neots, a town outside of Cambridge where storm barriers were erected before last night, shared a picture of a cow flying through the air and found it was "pretty windy".

Some Twitter users complained of a lack of sleep caused by the storm, with one sharing a meme from the weatherman on US TV show Family Guy

Some Twitter users complained about a lack of sleep caused by the storm, with one sharing a meme from the weatherman on US TV show Family Guy

A woman on Twitter said she “got under [her] covers” while telling others to “be safe”.

A woman on Twitter said she “got under [her] covers” while telling others to “be safe”.

A man in St. Neots, where storm barriers had been erected last night, shared a picture of a cow flying through the air and joked that it was "pretty windy" this morning in St. Neots.

A man in St. Neots, where storm barriers had been erected last night, shared a picture of a cow flying through the air and joked that it was "pretty windy" this morning in St. Neots.

Parts of Wales and southern England were particularly hard hit by the storm, with severe storms damaging coastal and hilly buildings.

In the midst of the storm, the British were particularly concerned about the fate of their furry friends. One posted a picture of her cat hiding in a box to escape the loud thunder.

Another Twitter user said the storm had now reached France and urged followers to take care of themselves and their four-legged friends in a post featuring a picture of a cat clinging to a tree in strong winds.

Others were more concerned about their roof tiles with a writing: “All over Kent, people in slippers and dressing gowns are shuffling around outside and squinting at the roof.

"Each of us silently prays that Storm Bella spared our tiles."

In the midst of the storm, the British were particularly concerned about the fate of their furry friends

In the midst of the storm, the British were particularly concerned about the fate of their furry friends

A Twitter user said the storm had now reached France and urged followers to take care of themselves and their four-legged friends in a post featuring a picture of a cat clinging to a tree in strong winds

A Twitter user said the storm had now reached France and urged followers to take care of themselves and their four-legged friends in a post featuring a picture of a cat clinging to a tree in strong winds

Another woman shared a picture of her cat hiding in a cardboard box to escape the loud thunder

Another woman shared a picture of her cat hiding in a cardboard box to escape the loud thunder

There are amber warnings of rain in much of the UK, with two flood warnings on danger to life and another 98 warnings and 171 warnings in patches across England.

Even so, many decided to shed light on the chaos of the storm and said, "No sleep, thank you Storm Bella".

Another was shocked to discover that not only was her garden fence still intact, but she had apparently also been given a trampoline.

"Tomorrow after the storm … fence still up … although I can't remember ever owning a trampoline," she wrote next to a picture of the newcomer in her garden.

Some mocked the "absolute slaughter" of Storm Bella by sharing pictures of objects being overturned in the wind

Some mocked the "absolute slaughter" of Storm Bella by sharing pictures of objects being overturned in the wind

Garden chairs and a single flower pot were among the victims of the storm shared on Twitter

Garden chairs and a single flower pot were among the victims of the storm shared on Twitter

One woman was relieved that her garden fence was intact, but also discovered that she had been given a trampoline overnight

One woman was relieved that her garden fence was intact, but also discovered that she had been given a trampoline overnight

A portaloo was another unexpected overnight addition to a woman being carried there by the wind

A portaloo was another unexpected overnight addition to a woman being carried there by the wind

Another woman found another unexpected addition to her garden – a portal that was "delivered" by the storm.

Coupled with the stormy conditions that will last through Sunday, temperatures in some parts of the country are expected to remain frosty well into next week. Health professionals offer advice on how to stay safe in colder weather.

Dr. Ishani Kar-Purkayastha, Public Health Advisor at Public Health England, said: “Heat your home to at least 18 ° C if you can, especially if you have limited mobility, are 65 years of age or older, or have a health condition such as heart or lung disease. & # 39;

Many complained that they weren't getting any sleep thanks to the rain and wind, which hit 83 mph, according to the Met Office

Many complained that they weren't getting any sleep thanks to the rain and wind, which hit 83 mph, according to the Met Office

A Twitter user checked in his followers and asked, "Did we all survive the storm?"

A Twitter user checked in his followers and asked, "Did we all survive the storm?"

Another joked that the storm may have been a sign that nature was not happy with the Brexit deal recently signed between Britain and Europe

Another joked that the storm may have been a sign that nature was not happy with the Brexit deal recently signed between Britain and Europe

Another shared a picture of a man with tinsel and Christmas lights and joked that they were blown in from the neighbor's garden

Another shared a picture of a man with tinsel and Christmas lights and joked that they were blown in from the neighbor's garden