Storm Dennis: Met Office issues red warning for south Wales – live updates – The Guardian,

Storm Dennis: Met Office issues red warning for south Wales – live updates – The Guardian,

A search is under way for a woman who was seen going into the water at the beach in Brighton in the early hours of Sunday morning.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said:

At 544 on Sunday, today February , police received a report that a woman, believed to be in her early 32 s, had been seen to enter the water from the beach at Brighton opposite Kings Road.

She’s not so far been found despite an extensive search during the hours of darkness in both sea and on shore by emergency services including Coastguard, Sussex Police and Brighton Beach Patrol staff.

The weather has been very bad, with rain and high winds. The circumstances are currently being treated as unexplained but not suspicious.


Emergency service crews rescued two people “just in the nick of time” after their car was swept from the road and pinned to a metal gate by a torrent of floodwater, reports the Press Association.

Specialist fire crews waded into the fast-flowing water in the Scottish Borders to save the pair from the “extremely dangerous situation” after a river had burst its banks.

Photos of the rescue and its aftermath show the Volkswagen Golf in a field, perpendicular to the Newcastleton road. The two people were taken to hospital by paramedics, but have since been discharged and were able to return home.

Carlisle East Fire Station (@ CarlisleEast)

Two casualties successfully rescued from an extremely dangerous situation where their car had been swept off the road and had become wedged against a gate in a field, by a nearbyriver than had burst its banks near newcastleton.


Carlisle East Fire Station (@ CarlisleEast)

Swift Water Rescue Technicians from Carlisle East, Carlisle West, and Dumfries, assisted by a water first responder crew from Longtown, waded into the water to set up a line rescue system to lower rescuers down to the casualties,


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MP Alex Davies-Jones and AM Mick Antoniw have set up this crowdfunder to raise money to help those affected by the flooding in Pontypridd.

Alex Davies-Jones MP (@ AlexDaviesJones)

❤️In times of trouble our community will pull together because that’s what we’ve always done!

@ MickAntoniw1 & I have been inundated with offers of help and support for those affected by the flooding.

We’ve set up a crowdfunder for people to contribute to

February 29,

Seeing the floods devastate our communities is truly heartbreaking. Homes & businesses across the Pontypridd constituency have been affected by Storm Dennis and we’ve been inundated with offers of support and help.

Updated at 6. 35 am EST

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Welsh Water has posted this dramatic video of the “difficult conditions” at Pontsticil reservoir in the Brecon Beacons national park.

Welsh Water (@ DwrCymru) Dyma ein cydweithwyr yn delio ag amodau anodd yng nghronfa ddŵr Ponsticill # StormDennis ( (February) ,

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Alex Davies-Jones, the MP for Pontypridd, has tweeted that she is working with the authorities to see what can be done to help those affected by serious flooding in the area.

Alex Davies-Jones MP (@ AlexDaviesJones)

⚠️ (@MickAntoniw1) & I are liasing with

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The leader of Calderdale council, Tim Swift, has (told the BBC the area has been let down by central government. The region is regularly affected by flooding.

There are some real challenges here, but we have been hit by austerity which makes it much harder for us as a council to respond and although there is money available for flood defences, it’s hard to get these schemes completed quickly.

… The thing that frustrates me the most is that this is the third serious storm we’ve had in eight years – the first bad flooding being in and there was really no progress then on the government making money available into flood defences.

It was only after the devastating floods on Boxing Day, so I feel to some extent the Environment Agency has been running to catch up since then.

Calderdale Council (@ Calderdale)

Following the overnight rain there are some instances of pooling water on some roads. Our teams are out dealing with these throughout the day but please take extra care when out and about and don’t drive through flood water. For updates visit ( # stormdennis (February) ,

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People on social media are sharing photographs of what looks like serious flooding in Pontypridd, miles north of Cardiff, and in Crickhowell near Abergavenny.

Paul (@ Paul

Ioan Dyer (@ Ioan_Dyer) (February) ,

Friends of Ynysangharad War Memorial Park (@ FriendsOfYWMP)

Heartbroken this morning, this is the current level of the water at our room in the park, looks as if it was flooded up to the ceiling 😢

Our thoughts are with everyone that’s been affected by this awful flooding # stormdennis


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The Scottish Environment Protection Agency’s (Sepa) highest warning level remains in force for Newcastleton and Hawick in the Borders on Sunday after they advised some residents to leave their homes.

Scottish Environment Protection Agency (@ ScottishEPA)

It’s been a challenging night for many parts of Scotland. 3 Severe Warnings, (Local Flood Warnings and Regional Flood Alerts issued. Our Duty Manager spoke to

@ bbcbresent this morning (Part 1 of 2). Live flood updates l5DN # StormDennis # floodaware ( February ,

Sepa flood duty manager Mark McLaughlin said on Saturday:

Severe flood warnings for areas in the Scottish Borders have been issued tonight as we continue to see rivers respond to the impacts of Storm Dennis. These warnings mean that extensive flooding is expected to properties and businesses with many roads impassable. Some evacuations have been advised.

The severe flood warnings have been issued for Teviot and Slitrig at Hawick and Newcastleton. We advise people to stay away from flood water and to not take unnecessary risks … If you are affected or concerned about flooding please contact the emergency services.

Scottish Government (@ scotgov)

The The Scottish Government Resilience Room has been activated to monitor the impacts of flooding in the Borders. Ministers are being informed of any issues & we are working with partners to ensure they have the support they need. Follow @ ScottishEPA and @ scotborders

for more info

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A red weather warning is in place in a part of south Wales until 24 am today.

The Met Office website has more detail about what that means and what you can do to

stay safe in a storm . Met Office (@ metoffice)


Heavy (# rain

South (# Wales) (until am this morning # StormDennis

Stay (# WeatherAware )

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What to expect:

(Danger to life from fast flowing or deep floodwater.) Extensive flooding to homes and businesses is likely. (Collapsed or damaged buildings or bridges.) (Road closures and bus and train service delays and cancellations.) (Dangerous driving conditions because of spray and flooded roads.) Loss of power and other essential services, such as gas, water and mobile phone service. Communities could be completely cut off by flood water, perhaps for several days.

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(4.) am EST :

Hello and welcome to our Storm Dennis live blog as heavy winds and rain continue to hit the UK. Roads have been shut and train services suspended.

The Met Office has issue a red weather warning for South Wales, meaning there is a likely risk to life.

There are 478 flood warnings in place, meaning flooding is expected and immediate action required. There are two severe flood warnings in place, meaning there is a danger to life, both at points along the river Teme in Worcestershire.

There are a further (less serious flood alerts, covering an area from Scotland’s River Tweed to the rivers of west Cornwall.

The Met office forecaster Greg Dewhurst has said relief from Storm Dennis is still some distance away and that “heavy rain and strong winds” would continue across large parts of the UK on Sunday.

“South Wales will see a lot of rain fall before Dennis moves north later to Scotland and Northern Ireland,” he said.

We’ll bring you updates as we have them.

Updated (at 4.) am EST

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