One dead as storm ‘Desmond’ brings flooding and gales to Britain

Desmond
December 2015UNITED KINGDOMA “major incident” has been declared in northwest England as gales and torrential rain brought by Storm Desmond cause traffic chaos and evacuations of at least four towns. Severe flood warnings were also issued for 31 areas in England and Wales and several people had to be rescued from their vehicles.
The storm claimed the life of a 90-year-old man who was blown off the pavement by a gust of wind and hit the side of a bus. Emergency services in county Cumbria rescued several people on Saturday from “vehicles stuck in flood water,” assistant chief Constable Andy Towler said. “Apart from the obvious risk to members of the public, the abandoned vehicles are then causing considerable problems for emergency services when travelling around the county,” Towler said. Residents in parts of Cumbria’s Appleby, Windermere, Kendal and Keswick towns were evacuated as authorities opened emergency shelters. – SNZ
Hazard
Alert: The Met Office has issued an amber alert as parts of Scotland continue to be hit with heavy rain, flooding and strong winds from Storm Desmond this weekend. Forecasters have warned that up to 200mm (7.8 inches) of rain could hit central and southern Scotland, Tayside and Fife over a 30-hour period. Up to a month’s rain is forecast over the weekend prompting officials to issue more than 100 flood alerts and warnings. –City AM
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