Hilarious moment man’s umbrella is ripped to shreds as he struggles to keep it from being swept away by powerful winds during Storm Dennis
- Robert Wagner saw his umbrella destroyed outside Southwark Station, London
- He amusingly grips on to the umbrella as it pulls him along, on February 15
- It occurred as Britain saw more than a month’s worth of rainfall in 48 hours
- Storm Dennis has wreaked travel havoc since making landfall in Britain
A man’s umbrella was ripped apart and destroyed as it faced a battering from 75mph Storm Dennis in London.
The amusing footage was captured by Rob Rawlinson outside Southwark Station, London, on February 15.
In the clip, his partner Robert Wagner firmly holds a black-and-white striped umbrella as he slowly approaches the camera.
Robert Wagner (pictured) came head-to-head with Storm Dennis as the gale force winds gave his umbrella a battering outside Southwark Station in London
But it appears to have a mind of its own as it starts frantically blowing around and pulling Robert with it.
Within a matter of seconds, the umbrella’s fabric is turned inside out by the fierce gales.
Its head is dragged along the pavement while Robert struggles to keep it from being swept away.
The umbrella is frantically blown in every direction before the gales leave the fabric weakly attached to one of its tips
A pedestrian’s Union flag umbrella is turned inside out by the wind at Oxford Street, London, yesterday
The umbrella is then reduced to an almost ball of torn fabric as the wind ravages the south London street.
Robert waves the umbrella’s frame, which has a limp piece of material hanging from one of its tips, with an amused grin across his face.
It occurred as Britain saw more than a month’s worth of rainfall in 48 hours and coastlines buffeted by 90mph winds.
Storm Dennis has wreaked havoc since making landfall in Britain with hundreds of flights cancelled and trains delayed.
Londoners try to avoid a puddle as they walk along the central London street, yesterday. Britain saw more than a month’s worth of rainfall in 48 hours and coastlines buffeted by 90mph winds, at the weekend
It is feared to have claimed a fifth victim after a woman was swept away by floodwater in Worcestershire, this week.
More than 40,000 were affected by travel disruption – with thousands evacuated from their homes over the weekend.
Five ‘danger to life’ warnings are included in the 488 Environment Agency flood warnings in place, today.
The storm was described as ‘life threatening’ in south Wales where the Met Office had a red warning in place until 11am.