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Longest Tornado Track 21 May 1950

) to Ely (Cambridgeshire). At Huntingdon a house was struck by lightning and much flooding occurred. Near Kimbolton, to the west of Huntingdon, an eight-year old girl was drowned when a converted jeep was swept away. Mr. C.J. Kilby, rainfall observer at Hockliffe, who recorded 1.75 inches in 60 minutes


and the flooded towns included Evesham, Leamington Spa, Stratford-on-Avon, Bedford, Northampton and Huntingdon. Impacts In the river systems draining the 5,000 km area bounded by Bedford in the east, Evesham in the west, Peterborough in the north and Oxford in the south, the flood levels were


, heavy rain caused railway signalling issues between Linlithgow and Edinburgh, and a landslide in Dumfries & Galloway. In Northern Ireland, north-west England and the Midlands, fallen trees caused disruption. In the east of England, the Orwell Bridge was closed, a building in Huntingdon was damaged

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. Several roads were impacted by flood water including the A127 and the B1014. Several bus routes were disrupted, and trains between Dartford and Gravesend were delayed due to a landslip. Both Southend seafront and Huntingdon High Street were temporarily closed due to flooding, and London saw widespread

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