17:02 26 November 2012
Britain has not seen an end to its heavy downpours yet, as more flood warnings were issued by officials on Mondaymorning. The band of wind and rain is expected to hit the north of England early this week, after many parts of the UK endured torrential rain this weekend.
Areas of southern England in particular have suffered from the past week of storms and consequent flooding, and now there are reports of 260 flood warnings being in place for England and Wales as the rain continues.
The Midlands are expected to be hit hard as the rain moves north. Some predict the North-East of England will see unfamiliar amounts of rainfall on Monday, with up to one month’s worth of rain falling that day.
The Met Office has warned that heavy rain will make matters worse as the downpours can land on already saturated ground.
A woman, aged 21, from Exeter, Devon, lost her life on Saturday night due to a fallen tree as high winds affected the South of England. Two others were reportedly injured during the incident. This followed the news of the death of one man trapped in his 4x4 vehicle on Thursday night near Bath in Somerset.
Based on reports there have been other people who have lost their lives as well as many being injured because of the recent weather.
Prime Minister David Cameron took to social network site Twitter to express his concerns over Britain battling the torrential rain. He expressed that the government will “ensure everything is being done to help”.
Due to the weekend’s flooding over 800 homes have been damaged and these are thought to be mainly in the south of England. It is believed that thousands of motorists have been affected by the recent wet weather, as many parts of the country are now drowned in water.
Over the weekend the Environment Agency were warning that river levels were becoming increasingly high.
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