Waves pound against the harbour wall at Portreath, Cornwall.
(Ben Birchall/PA via AP).
The devastating Storm Ciara was nearly immediately followed by Storm Dennis, causing extreme weather across the region over the weekend. Several planes were partly submerged in flood waters at a local airport in Surrey. Rivers across Britain burst their banks a.
About 320 flood warnings, where fast-flowing or deep floodwater was particularly unsafe, were issued across Britain, including South Wales, on Sunday, the New York Times reports.
Some 480 flood warnings and alerts were issued across England on Monday by the country's Environment Agency, the highest number on record.
The sixth was named on Monday night as Yvonne Booth, 55, from Birmingham, who was swept into flood water near Tenbury Wells in Worcestershire on Sunday.
A general view of the aftermath of Storm Dennis in Maidstone England Monday Feb. 17 2020
The storm hit Britain with winds of more than 90 miles per hour and up to six inches of rain. And the tumult is not over.
"We assume disruptive weather conditions into the center of this week bringing a considerable flood threat for the West Midlands, and there are flood warnings in position across substantially of England", reported Toby Willison, executive director of functions at Britain's Environment Agency. Some rivers are still expected to peak later this week. In the northern England city of York, authorities were being piling up a lot more than 4,000 sandbags as the River Ouse ongoing to increase. It's expected to peak on Tuesday.
Clean up efforts have begun in parts of the United Kingdom that experienced widespread flooding, after the storm flooded roads, railways, homes and businesses, and disrupted travel across Britain. Some told stories of fleeing for their lives. Large parts of my home town and village are underwater tonight. Sunday. Cox said the only object that survived downstairs was her wedding day photograph that she had kept on a windowsill. Her spouse Bill died from cancer in 2009.
"It was pitch black, " she said.
"When you warm the planet, the atmosphere holds more water". Greg Smith, who took drone images of the flooding, said: "I've never seen anything like this". "I was very frightened".
Britain's environment secretary said climate change was making extreme weather events more common. A No 10 spokesman said he was being kept updated from Chevening, a government-owned historic property near Sevenoaks being used while work is continuing at Chequers, the official prime ministerial country retreat.
Eustice defended the Government's response, saying it was not possible to protect every house from flooding and pointed to £4 billion of funding committed to flood defences in the next five years.
To the east, Dennis's gale-force winds also wounded nine persons in automobile mishaps in Germany as trees crashed down on to streets and teach tracks. Road blockages have caused several closure of schools. Though they are associated with heavy rains, the catastrophic feature remains as the hurricane force winds.