Severe downpour and extensive floods expected to worsen misery this weekend in Britain

Published on : Saturday, December 28, 2013

stormFlood warning has been issued in most areas in Britain as heavy shower is expected this weekend. The residents as well as travelers are still suffering from the effects of the two major storms which lashed Britain over Christmas yet conditions are still expected to be wet and turbulent for many in this weekend. Most regions have been flooded and situation might be worse today and tomorrow. Extensive power cut has added greater misery to the wretched condition of the people. Showers will mainly affect western and southern England, Wales and parts of Scotland before a light storm moves in tomorrow.
Thousands of homes have been flooded and many left without power for days and now to add to the misery, the Environment Agency has issued more than 130 flood alerts across central and southern England with 34 in areas urging residents to take immediate action. Gusts of up to 80mph are expected in some coastal areas and on high ground. Flooding across the Somerset Levels, River Severn, River Thames and River Ouse in Cambridgeshire and rivers across Essex is expected.
Some 20 homes in the village of Calstock, Cornwall are without road access after sections of Lower Kelly collapsed. More than 1,200 homes were flooded, while many rivers flooded their banks and groundwater flooding made roads impassable. More than 3,000 people in Kent, Surrey and Sussex have been without power since the Christmas Eve storm.
Thursday night’s storms delayed several train services. The line from London to Portsmouth via Haslemere is blocked by four landslips near Liphook, and will stay closed over the weekend. The track at Ockley between Horsham and Dorking is also closed following a serious landslip. If such condition persists then flights could be re-scheduled or cancelled.


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