Record-breaking floods across England as Storm Dennis lashes UK

Record-breaking floods across England as Storm Dennis lashes UK

"If you witnessed this incident please can you give us a call on 101".

But almost 300 flood warnings remain in place across the country, including many of Devon's rivers.

Other residents in Wales and western England were cleaning up Monday after the storm flooded roads, railways, homes and businesses and disrupted travel across Britain.

The situation was said to be "life-threatening" in south Wales, where the Met Office issued a red warning due to heavy rainfall and flooding risk.

A record number of flood warnings and alerts were issued across England on Sunday, said the Environment Agency, . reaching a combined total of 594 shortly before midday.

Winds of over 90 miles (150 kilometres) per hour were recorded in Aberdaron, south Wales.

It also said 157mm of rain fell at Crai Reservoir in the Welsh county of Powys over 48 hours to Sunday morning.

The average monthly rainfall for February in Wales is 111.1mm, the Met Office said.

Whilst the heaviest rain has cleared from Northern Ireland and Scotland, England and Wales will continue to see heavy rain on Sunday, with a risk of severe flooding in places.

Police declared major incidents in parts of Wales and England, with landslides also reported.

Record-breaking floods across England as Storm Dennis lashes UK
Record-breaking floods across England as Storm Dennis lashes UK

"Well we have 1,000 environment agency staff out in the field, helping people prepare for the floods, helping people to evacuate where, sadly, that's necessary", stated George Eustice, Secretary of State for Environment.

A family are rescued from a property on Oxford Street in Nantgarw, Wales.

West Mercia Police urged motorists not to drive through flooded roads, warning that water levels are "still high in many areas across Shropshire".

Pedestrians try to avoid a puddle as they walk down Oxford Street during Storm Dennis in London.

The heavy rain and strong winds from Storm Dennis hit barely a week after Storm Ciara caused disruption to transport, flooded homes and left thousands without electricity.

Forecasters claimed river degrees in parts of northern England experienced but to achieve their peak.

Conservative MP Philip Davies told the Daily Telegraph on Monday that "precious little" had been done since the floods in 2015 to prevent his constituents in Shipley, West Yorkshire, being flooded again during the two most recent storms.

"Our volunteers know that when people are caught up in a crisis, one person's needs are different to the next person". Some rivers are still expected to peak later this week.

"It is important people are ready should the worst happen".

Numerous sporting fixtures were cancelled across the United Kingdom and Ireland over the course of the weekend, and more than 230 flights were cancelled on Saturday.


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