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A person died after falling right into a river on Sunday as Storm Dennis swept throughout Britain with the military drafted in to assist take care of heavy flooding and excessive winds.

The person fell into the River Tawe, in south Wales, police stated.

The storm additionally battered a lot of France, with some 60,000 folks struggling energy cuts within the northwest of the nation.

Britain’s authorities climate company issued a uncommon pink warning for south Wales, saying there was a threat of “vital impacts from flooding” that included a “hazard to life from quick flowing water, in depth flooding to property and highway closures”.

Police stated in a tweet the person who fell into the river was later discovered lifeless “additional alongside the river within the Tebanos space”.

A report 594 flood warnings and alerts had been in place on Sunday, extending from Scotland’s River Tweed to Cornwall in southwest England.

Winds of over 90 miles per hour (150 kilometres per hour) had been recorded in Aberdaron, south Wales.

Footage circulated on social media confirmed the close by River Taff bursting its banks, whereas rescue employees rushed to get folks trapped of their properties in Powys to security.

“The forecast is for very vital ranges of rain, particularly within the jap valleys of South Wales,” stated Jeremy Parr, from authorities physique Pure Sources Wales.

“Impacts could possibly be extreme in a single day, and everybody ought to take the warnings extraordinarily significantly,” he added.

Police declared main incidents in elements of Wales and England, with landslides additionally reported.

“Some communities have been cut-off…, however emergency service employees are working tirelessly to place measures in place to make sure the protection of residents,” South Wales Police stated in an announcement.

Roads and railways had been badly affected by the downpours and winds, having barely recovered from the same storm final week.

The Ministry of Defence deployed troops in West Yorkshire, northern England, which suffered badly from flooding attributable to final weekend’s Storm Ciara.

“Our armed forces are at all times able to help native authorities and communities every time they want it,” stated defence minister Ben Wallace.

British Airways and easyJet confirmed they’d grounded flights, with footage posted on-line displaying an enormous Airbus A380 jet being blown about because it tried to land.

Earlier, two our bodies had been pulled from tough seas off the south England coast on Saturday because the storm barrelled in.

One of many males is assumed to have been the topic of a search triggered when an LPG tanker reported that one among its crew was unaccounted for.

He had final been seen a number of hours earlier.

Northwestern France was additionally affected by the storm, particularly Brittany the place the Finistere and Morbihan areas had been briefly positioned on orange alert for rain and flooding, in line with the nationwide climate service, Meteo-France.

Electrical energy supplier Enedis stated it had deployed 450 employees in an try and carry energy again to properties affected.

A regional spokesman instructed AFP regular service would not going resume earlier than Monday.

By Sunday night, Meteo-France stated the worst appeared to have handed as winds dropped to beneath 100 kph (62 mph).

A number of neighbouring international locations had been additionally affected.

“Winds can be growing all through the day on Sunday throughout Germany, Denmark and southern Sweden,” AccuWeather Meteorologist Maura Kelly stated earlier Sunday.

AFP

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