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Mon Feb 17, 2020, 12:29 PM

UK issues severe flood warnings; storm injures 9 in Germany

Source: AP

By DANICA KIRKA and JAN M. OLSEN

LONDON (AP) — Britain issued severe flood alerts Monday, warning of life-threatening danger after Storm Dennis dumped weeks’ worth of rain in some places. One woman swept away by the floodwaters was feared dead.

To the east, Dennis’ gale-force winds also injured nine people in car accidents in Germany as trees crashed down onto roads and train tracks. Flooding and power outages were reported elsewhere in northern Europe.

Britain’s severe flood warnings were for communities in the central English counties of Herefordshire and Shropshire, but three other severe flood warnings were downgraded as the storm eased. By midday Monday, the Met Office, Britain’s meteorological agency, listed 220 flood warnings for England, along with 20 for Wales and 11 for Scotland.

Yet the storm’s death toll of two looked certain to rise as West Mercia Police said the search for the woman, missing near Tenbury in Worcestershire since Sunday, had become a “recovery operation.″ A man pulled from the water in the same incident was airlifted to a hospital, where he remains in a stable condition, police said.



Flooding in York, north England, Monday Feb. 17, 2020. Storm Dennis hammered Britain Sunday, bringing a month's worth of rain in just 48 hours to parts of the UK. Rivers across Britain burst their banks and a number of severe flood warnings remained in place as authorities strove to get people to safety and to protect homes and businesses. (Danny Lawson/PA via AP)


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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 12:39 PM

1. a while back we had a winters worth of rain in 2 days, mother nature is pissed. nt

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 12:47 PM

2. Settle in for Climate Change people

This just the beginning and really a drop in the bucket.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 12:53 PM

3. They called this a bomb cyclone

We’ve had at least 4-5 severe wind storms in northern Switzerland and the Alps are hurting for snow.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 02:53 AM

4. The high winds came back yesterday to our part of Germany

The hail was falling sideways!

A Russian woman was at our house at the time, and told me she would walk home (40 minutes) when the hail died down. I told her NYET, and that I would drive her home (I did). Ain't no one getting killed by a falling tree on my watch, even if it wasn't my "watch."

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 10:47 AM

5. Ah, York... my old capital city.

Back in the day, I spent many a happy Sunday morning walking along that street in the photo, by the banks of the River Ouse.

There's a live webcam from that spot at: http://www.farsondigitalwatercams.com/locations/york

Sending best wishes to all my friends who still live over there. I know it's hard to stay positive at this time of year, or even get around from A to B. The flooding won't last forever, and the city always bounces back.


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