Storm Dennis: Met Office issues red warning for south Wales


It is a new day, a new week, but at the time of writing, we're still suffering from the aftermath of Storm Dennis, as hundreds of residencies and businesses are without power this morning, according to ESB.

The latest hazardous weather brought winds of more than 90 miles (140 kilometres) an hour and more than a month's worth of rain in 48 hours in some places, leading officials to issue rare "danger to life" warnings.

Storm Dennis also ripped across Northwestern France on Sunday.

The Met Office only issues its highest red warning when it thinks the weather will be so unsafe there's a "risk to life" and people must take immediate action to protect themselves.

Mr Curtin tweeted: 'Breaking: we now have the most flood warnings and alerts in force (594) in England than any other day on record'.

The Met Office also said that bus and train services are likely to be delayed or canceled.

Met Office weather warnings remain in place on Sunday (16th February).

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

Those living near the River Lymn in Lincolnshire have been warned their homes are at risk, while isolated areas of Wainfleet Eardiston, Little Hereford and Ashford Carbonel, Ludlow and Tenbury Wells and Burford, all along the River Teme, are also on red alert.

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South Wales Fire and Rescue Service said its teams had been working around the clock to evacuate people overnight.

There were fears for a woman in her 20s who went missing early yesterday morning on Brighton beach.

At about 7am on Sunday there were 198 flood warnings, meaning immediate action is required, and 326 flood alerts warning people to be prepared, covering an area from Scotland's River Tweed to the rivers of west Cornwall.

A family are rescued from a property on Oxford Street in Nantgarw, Wales. Flooding closed the M54 westbound at Telford and roads in South Yorkshire and the East Midlands, said Highways England.

After a weekend of severe flooding and gale force winds, Storm Dennis is set to continue battering the United Kingdom today.

The Ministry of Defence deployed troops in West Yorkshire, northern England, which suffered badly from flooding caused by last weekend's Storm Ciara.

Storm Dennis is expected to die out by Monday afternoon.

Airlines EasyJet and British Airways have held some 170 flights to the ground on Sunday.

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