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BREAKING NEWS: Storm Dennis - The UK Flood defence is found insufficient to protect the coast.



  • STORM DENNIS will thrash Britain with severe winds and unleash torrential downpours this weekend,


  • just one week after areas were flooded and people were forced from their homes after Storm Ciara.


  • The government said it was investing "record" amounts in new flood defences that would protect 300,000 homes.



  • EasyJet has cancelled more than 60 flights due to depart on Sunday


How the UK Environmental Agency is getting ready for the storm.

TheGuardian Reports:


By late on Saturday night there were 104 active flood warnings in England and Wales urging people to take immediate action, with another 369 flood alerts.


The Met Office has issued eight weather warnings covering most of the UK for this weekend, with hundreds of homes and businesses at risk of flooding.


EasyJet has cancelled more than 60 flights due to depart on Sunday, most of its route to Geneva, as well as to Spain, Portugal and the Canary Islands.

The worst effects were felt at sea, with two bodies pulled from the waters off the Kent coast. One man was found off Herne Bay and declared dead at the scene, while another lost his life after falling from an oil tanker. His body was found near Margate.

PHOTO of the day.

The aftermath of Storm Desmond in Carlisle. The research showed that river defences prevented £2.2bn worth of damage in Cumbria in December 2015. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
The aftermath of Storm Desmond in Carlisle. The research showed that river defences prevented £2.2bn worth of damage in Cumbria in December 2015. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Closer examination of what happened in Cumbria in December 2015 shows the flooding caused by Storm Desmond would have done damage worth three-and-a-half times as much without river water defences – £2.8bn rather than £600m.

Sources: www.express.co.uk/news/weather, theguardian.com


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