Authorities in Britain ravaged by storm, one reported dead

December 6, 2015 3:34 pm

 The
driver of a new Mercedes E class attempts in vain to negotiate a
flooded rural road as Storm Desmond hits the province of Renfrewshire.
Photo / Getty

Authorities in have closed roads, evacuated homes and issued severe flood warnings as stormy weather hits the country.
Police
say a 90-year-old man died after he was blown into the side of a bus by
a strong gust of wind near Finchley Central station in North London.
Scores
of homes were flooded as rivers burst their banks making roads
impassable across the North of England, Scotland and Wales, the Daily
Mail reported.
Weather forecaster the Met Office issued its
highest red rain warning for northwest England and southwest Scotland,
as Storm Desmond brings strong winds and heavy, persistent rain to those
regions.

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The agency says it expects up to 200 mm (7.9 inches) of
rainfall in the northwest region of Cumbria, especially over exposed
mountains. The Environment Agency also warns of significant flooding
around the country as river levels rise.

Houses surrounded by flood waters in Ambleside. Photo / Getty
Houses surrounded by flood waters in Ambleside. Photo / Getty
Dozens of highways and main roads were closed Saturday due to landslides or flooding.

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