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UK News Flood warnings to continue after Storm Dennis passes

21:25  16 february  2020
21:25  16 february  2020 Source:   msn.com

Storm Dennis: The latest flood warnings and alerts for North Wales in place now

  Storm Dennis: The latest flood warnings and alerts for North Wales in place now River levels have swollen after the region endured a deluge of torrential rainStorm Dennis brought torrential downpours and gale force winds yesterday causing travel disruption as

a large orange truck on a city street: A digger is used to clear debris, carried by floodwater, from the road outside the Aberdare Hotel in Mountain Ash, Wales (Ben Birchall/PA) © Ben Birchall A digger is used to clear debris, carried by floodwater, from the road outside the Aberdare Hotel in Mountain Ash, Wales (Ben Birchall/PA)

Flood hit areas could still feel the effects of the heavy rains brought by Storm Dennis after it has passed, experts have warned.

Parts of the UK were buffeted with winds of more than 90mph while more than a month’s worth of rain fell in 48 hours, leading to to a record number of flood warnings and alerts in England.

But as Storm Dennis begins to move away, experts have warned that the UK still faces wet and windy weather and flooding.

The Environment Agency (EA) urged people to remain vigilant and said “significant” river and surface water flooding is expected to continue into next week.

Storm Dennis: UK's highest wind speed recorded in North Wales yesterday

  Storm Dennis: UK's highest wind speed recorded in North Wales yesterday A gust of 91mph was registered by the Met Office as gales and torrential rain swept in A gust of 91mph blasted in to Aberdaron, Gwynedd at 6pm last night as Storm Dennis battered the region.

Flood duty manager Caroline Douglass added: “Storm Dennis will continue to bring disruptive weather into early next week, and there are flood warnings in place across much of England.

“We urge people to check the flood risk in their area and remain vigilant.”

a man in a red raft in the water: Rescue operations under way as a family is taken to safety, after flooding in Nantgarw (Ben Birchall/PA) © Provided by PA Media Rescue operations under way as a family is taken to safety, after flooding in Nantgarw (Ben Birchall/PA)

Roads and railways were flooded on Sunday morning after torrential downpours and high winds caused by the second storm in just over a week.

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 until 11am.

EA’s flood and coastal risk management executive director John Curtin said that there were a record number of flood warnings and alerts in force.

Storm Dennis: what do flood warnings and alerts mean?

  Storm Dennis: what do flood warnings and alerts mean? Record number of alerts in place after second storm in seven days causes chaosThe current warnings include five severe warnings in England, which mean there is a danger to life.

The EA said on Sunday afternoon that there had been more than 600 flood warnings and flood alerts in place across England – covering an area from Scotland’s River Tweed to the rivers of west Cornwall.

The Met Office said that winds of more than 80mph were recorded across parts of the country, with the highest measuring 91mph in Aberdaron in North Wales on Saturday.

A total of 156.2mm of rain fell at Crai Reservoir in Powys in the 48 hours from Friday to Sunday morning, it added.

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

But Meteorologist Craig Snell said that while Storm Dennis was moving away from the UK, wet and windy weather would continue – with scattered showers and winds of around 50mph to 60mph.

UK flood warnings map: full list of latest Environment Agency alerts after Storm Dennis causes widespread flooding

  UK flood warnings map: full list of latest Environment Agency alerts after Storm Dennis causes widespread flooding Full list of latest Environment Agency alerts after Storm Dennis causes widespread flooding.These are the current flood warnings throughout the UK, excluding Northern Ireland.

He added: “We are not out of the woods yet with wind.

“We have got to get all this water through the river system so even though the warnings from us may expire flood warnings are likely to remain in force for the next 24 hours.”

Yellow weather warnings for wind are in place on Monday, while an Amber warning for rain is due to expire at 6pm on Sunday.

a bus that is sitting on top of a car: A half submerged ambulance in Nantgarw, Wales (Ben Birchall/PA) © Provided by PA Media A half submerged ambulance in Nantgarw, Wales (Ben Birchall/PA)

Severe flood warnings have been issued for the rivers Neath and Taff in South Wales, as well as the River Teme further north.

Pictures on social media show the Taff bursting its banks and flooding parts of Pontypridd, while rescue workers were using boats to get families to safety after further flooding in nearby Nantgarw.

South Wales Police said it had declared a major incident due to the flooding and severe weather.

Streets have been evacuated with the help of a lifeboat in some of the worst-hit areas and people moved to emergency rescue centres after their properties and businesses were devastated by water from overflowing rivers.

Scotland flood warnings map: all the SEPA warnings in place after Storm Dennis brings torrential rain

  Scotland flood warnings map: all the SEPA warnings in place after Storm Dennis brings torrential rain Storm Dennis saw Scotland hit with wet and windy weather over the weekend, with numerous flood warnings currently in place. © Provided by The Scotsman These are the 12 flood warnings currently in place in Scotland, according to the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA): © Provided by The Scotsman CallanderThe River Isla at Coupar AngusMoy BridgeUpper TayPitlochry to BallinluigLogierait to Jubilee BridgeInnerpeffray to Bridge of EarnCrieff to InnerpeffrayCarse of Lennoch to LochlaneBridge of Ruthven to Leitfie Ballinluig to LogieraitAberbothrie SEPA said: “Remain vigilant and remembe

One of the worst-hit areas in South Wales was the village of Nantgarw, Rhondda Cynon Taff, near Cardiff, which had seen entire streets left under water since the early hours of Sunday morning.

a close up of a map: (PA Graphics) © Provided by PA Media (PA Graphics)

A man in his 60s died after being pulled from the River Tawe ear Trebanos Rugby Club, despite paramedics battling to save his life – police said he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Dyfed-Powys Police said that the man had been seen entering the River Tawe near Gorsedd Park in Ystradgynlais area, in South Wales, at about 10am on Sunday morning.

The force said the death was not being treated as suspicious or being linked to the bad weather.

Severe flood warnings were issued for the Scottish Borders, but these were no longer in force by late on Sunday morning.

Earlier, the Ministry of Defence deployed British Army personnel to assist people in West Yorkshire areas badly hit by flooding during last weekend’s Storm Ciara.

An employee cleans a Poundland shop hit by flooding in Pontypridd (Ben Birchall/PA) © Provided by PA Media An employee cleans a Poundland shop hit by flooding in Pontypridd (Ben Birchall/PA)

Many flights have been grounded for safety reasons, with British Airways and easyJet confirming cancellations.

More than 230 easyJet flights in and out of the UK on Saturday were cancelled, while several sporting fixtures were also called off due to the weather.

Two bodies were pulled from rough seas on Saturday, before the worst of the storm hit.

One man was found following a huge search operation off Margate after an early-morning distress call, while another was found at Herne Bay.

Scotland flood alerts: Further heavy rain expected in the wake of Storm Dennis .
Flooding is still expected in parts of Scotland in the aftermath of Storm Dennis, with further heavy rain on its way. © Provided by The Scotsman These are the seven flood warnings currently in place, according to the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA): Upper Tay Pitlochry to Ballinluig Logierait to Jubilee Bridge Innerpeffray to Bridge of Earn Crieff to Innerpeffray Carse of Lennoch to Lochlane Ballinluig to LogieraitSEPA said, “Remain vigilant and remember, it is your responsibility to take actions which help protect yourself and your property.

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