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Storm Dennis: Parts of UK could see a month’s rain in 24 hours

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Communities in parts of the UK are facing more heavy rain as they struggle to cope in the wake of Storm Dennis, according to BBC News.

Forecasters have said that north Wales and north-west England could see a month’s worth of rain in 24 hours, falling on ground that is already saturated.

There are nearly 120 floor warnings in place across the country, with eight rivers reaching record levels in recent days, the Environment Agency said.

The EA said there is a ‘heightened flood risk’ across the Midlands, which has six severe warnings, meaning there is a danger to life, still in place near the Welsh border around the Rivers Lugg, Severn and Wye.

Hundreds of people have been evacuated from their homes in the worst-affected areas, which include south Wales, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Shropshire.

Image source: WalesOnline

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