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144 flood warnings in UK after more rain in 24 hours than in whole month

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Staff Writer | Sunday March 17, 2019 6:10AM ET
UK flood warning
Britain   Some showers will be heavy and thundery with hail and sleet

Homes across Britain are in danger of flooding after a big storm dumped a month's worth of rain in just 24 hours.


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As of Sunday morning 144 flood warnings and alerts were in place mostly in England and Wales as forecasters warned of more rain in the coming days.

Some showers will be heavy and thundery with hail and sleet, and more snow could fall over hills.

Travellers have faced widespread disruption after train lines and roads were flooded, while West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service was called in to rescue vehicles trapped in flood waters after streams burst their banks.

As of Sunday morning, there were 38 flood warnings and 71 alerts in England, mainly in the north and west.

Wales had issued six warnings and 28 alerts, while one warning was in place in Scotland for Peebles in the Scottish Borders.

 

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