Three Die over the Weekend as Britain Braces itself for another week of flooding and travel chaos due to Storm Dennis, the Met Office said the country could expect a “windy, bright and rather chilly start to Monday morning.”
Britain is also facing a second day of flooding and travel chaos on Monday after being battered by Storm Dennis, thousands were evacuated from their homes as the number of flood warnings hit an all-time record.
A major incident has been declared in South Wales as record-breaking Storm Dennis sweeps the country. Flood warnings have now reached an all-time record, with a staggering 594 in place across England.
It was estimated that more than 40,000 travellers were affected by the disruption on air, rail and road networks and more than 700 homes in westerly Cornwall were left without power yesterday afternoon.
The Environment Agency said further “significant” river and surface water flooding was expected this week. Parts of the UK saw winds of 90mph while more than a month’s worth of rain fell in 48 hours over the weekend.
George Eustice, the new Environment Secretary, said the Government had not been caught off guard and blamed the “nature of climate change” for the scale of the damage and said: “We’ll never be able to protect every single household.”