Monday, April 30, 2012

The deadly floods and gales with 71mph fury hit England and Wales



Photos: Mail Online

Days of heavy rain has caused chaos across much of England and Wales, but the country is braced for further flooding after forecasters predicted more rain to come.

Despite the drought and the hosepipe ban, the Met Office today confirmed this April has been the wettest on record, with 'well above' average rainfall across the UK, with 97mm recorded, or 140 per cent of the long-term monthly average.

The Environment Agency has 35 flooding warnings in place and 139 alerts - many of them in the southwest - after a weekend of downpours and winds up to 71mph.

A man died after his car became completely submerged in water as he tried to cross a ford. A woman was able to escape from the car but her companion was pronounced dead at the scene in Thornford Road, Compton Wood, Hampshire. 

Mother-of-three was feeding baby in bed when a 300-year-old beech tree fell against her house, leaving five holes in the roof above the bedroom.



Read detailed report: Mail Online

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