However, one less publicised side-effect is on the region's highways - although one driver in Wisconsin will be feeling the effects after their car was sent flying
metres through the air by heat-buckling in the road.
Pieces of rubber were sent flying
into the fuel tank and ignited it, The Associated Press reported.
Now add to this already over-crowded supermarket aisle over 700 products laden with antibacterial agents, which a germ-anxious public has recently sent flying
off the shelves.
If a spike is hit by a big saw in a mill, scrapnel could be sent flying
A WOMAN has described how her husband cheated death when metal poles were sent flying
through his rear window in a smash on the M56 yesterday.
A TRAIN driver was "sent flying
" after receiving an electric shock while testing carriage doors.
A BIKER was sent flying
on to a grass verge after a collision with a car in Northumberland.
Two beams of particles travelling a whisker below the speed of light were sent flying
in opposite directions through the LHC's 27 kilometres (16.7 miles) of circular underground tunnels straddling the Swiss-French border.
A DISABLED woman has told how she was sent flying
into the road when her wheelchair fell down a huge pothole.
WEATHER SHOCKER: A sign is sent flying
by wind and rain yesterday
The boat was off Nash Point, in the Vale of Glamorgan, and heading toward Cardiff when the woman was sent flying
underneath the boat's guard rail because of the choppy sea conditions.
A dark grey BMW was thrown into the air before landing on its roof, while stuntmen dressed as commuters and passers-by were seen fleeing as a "police officer" - or film dummy - was sent flying
off his bike and into the windscreen of a 4x4.
On Saturday night, as many as 10,000 attended a vigil at Swindon's Polo Ground, where Chinese lanterns and balloons with messages of condolence were sent flying
into the night sky.
Lynda Hankey, 42, of Wigan, Greater Manchester, suffered serious head injuries after she was sent flying
into the air as the offender made off with her sports car.
Playing catch-up: mud is sent flying
at Plumpton yesterday as a runner in the 2m1f handicap chase is sent in pursuit.