Flood, snow warning in UK

January 05, 2014 - 3:51:39 am

Big waves hit a breakwater at San Juan de Nieva coast near Aviles, Asturias, northern Spain, yesterday. Heavy winds from the east, rain and snow made Spaniards and tourists uncofmortable in parts of the country. 

London: The UK Environment Agency has said there were four severe flood warnings in place, three on the river Severn and one on the Lower Stour at Iford in Kent. There were a further 97 flood warnings and 244 flood alerts in place. The agency has removed 175 warnings or alerts in the past 24 hours.

The Met Office has issued yellow warnings of rain in the south of England and snow in the north of England and southern parts of Scotland. Up to 3cm of rain could fall in just six hours, and there are more warnings of flooding and travel disruption.

Residents in Chiswell and Portland in Weymouth, Dorset, were evacuated ahead of high tide on Friday night, while around 100 people living in Aberystwyth, Dyfed, were advised to move to higher ground, with many taking shelter in rest centres.

The ferocious weather has left widespread damage. 

The Guardian

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