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Wales Bears the Brunt of Storm Dennis as Rare ‘Red Warning' Issued for Flooding in the U.K

Posted On: Feb 16, 2020   |   Posted By: Time

Storm Dennis roared across Britain with high winds and heavy rains Sunday, prompting authorities to issue a record number of flood warnings and alerts for England and a rare “red warning” for extremely life-threatening flooding in Wales.
The Met Office, Britain's meteorological service, only issues its highest red warning when it thinks the weather will be so dangerous there's a “risk to life” and that people must take immediate action to protect themselves. It was the first time a red warning has been sounded since December 2015.
Four hours later, the south Wales alert was downgraded to “amber,” which still warns of significant impact from the weather and a “potential risk to life.” The Met Office also had four other amber warnings in place in England and Wales following the torrential downpours.
Wales appeared to be bearing the brunt of the two-day storm after a month's rain fell in the space of 48 hours. South Wales Police declared a “major incident” following multiple floods, landslides and...

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