U.K. Battered by Worst Storm in Five Years

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Oct. 28 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg’s Caroline Hyde describes the impact of the worst storm to hit the U.K. in five years as thousand are left without power and trains and flights are canceled. She speaks on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg Surveillance.”

Damage.

What's the damage?

It looks pretty docile right now.

The sun is coming out.

If you look at the stats, it has been a torturous start to the week.

Millions of commuters have not been able to get into central london as they close many of the railroads.

220,000 were left without power.

99 mile per hour rims were -- wins were ripping through power lines.

A real network affected, airlines affected, and they have been crammed on the underground.

Caroline, help me with the weather map.

Where in the united kingdom is the greatest risk?

It's generally the south of england.

It has been seeing places like isle of wight.

The coastal areas -- london has been exposed -- but it is generally limited to the south east and south west of the uk you've also got it in europe, france, netherlands, belgium.

We have 75,000 homes in france with no electricity.

Amsterdam airport is being shut down.

Is this an identifiable storm that has a name?

We have given it a name.

It's called saint jude.

It is the national feast day today so we call it saint jude.

It is the worst in five years.

Remember hurricane sandy.

It seems to be some kind of frankenstorm.

Thank you so much for joining us.

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This is "bloomberg surveillance," on bloomberg television, streaming on your phone, your tablet, and bloomberg.com.

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