THESE pictures show the impact of Storm Eunice on Brighton seafront as millions of people across the country are urged to stay at home.

There are safety fears over the impact of Eunice, one of the worst storms to hit the UK in a generation.

Homes have been left without power, while flights and trains have been suspended, and roads, schools and businesses have shut as potentially record-breaking gusts of more than 120mph have been recorded in the most exposed areas.

The Argus: Brighton Palace Pier has closed due to Storm EuniceBrighton Palace Pier has closed due to Storm Eunice

In Brighton, the Palace Pier has closed for business and parts of the promenade have flooded.

A woman could also be seen clinging to a traffic light as she fought against the heavy winds.

Amid the chaos, emergency services were forced to issue warnings for people to stay away from the worst affected areas.

The Argus: Storm winds and rain have been battering the seafrontStorm winds and rain have been battering the seafront

Prime Minister Boris Johnson wrote on Twitter: “We should all follow the advice and take precautions to keep safe.”

Roy Stokes from the Environment Agency said it was “probably the most stupid thing you can do” to travel to the most exposed places.

Several red warnings were issued in late February and early March 2018 during the so-called “Beast from the East”, the storm that brought widespread heavy snow and freezing temperatures to many parts of the UK.

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