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VIDEO: UK issues rare 'danger to life' warning over Storm Dennis


Rescue operations continue as emergency services take residents to safety, in Nantgarw, Wales, on Sunday. AP

Storm Dennis swept across Britain on Sunday with the army drafted in to help deal with heavy flooding and high winds, officials warning it could be "life-threatening" in South Wales.

The government weather agency issued a rare red warning for the area, saying there was a risk of "significant impacts from flooding" that included a "danger to life from fast flowing water, extensive flooding to property and road closures."

storm3-750x450Members of the Fire and Rescue Service conduct a search operation after the River Teme burst its banks in Lindridge. AFP

Almost 200 flood warnings were in place early on Sunday, extending from Scotland's River Tweed to Cornwall in southwest England.

storm5-750x450Rescue operations continue as emergency services take families to safety, after flooding in Nantgarw. AFP

Winds of over 150 kilometres per hour were recorded in Aberdaron, south Wales.


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The Ministry of Defence had earlier deployed troops in West Yorkshire, northern England, which suffered badly from flooding caused by last weekend's Storm Ciara.

"Our armed forces are always ready to support local authorities and communities whenever they need it," said defence minister Ben Wallace.

storm4-750x450Members of the Fire and Rescue Service rescue colleagues trapped by flood water in a stranded Fire Engine in Lindridge. AFP

British Airways and easyJet confirmed they had grounded flights, while two bodies were pulled from rough seas off the south England coast on Saturday as the Storm barrelled in.

storm6-750x450Bricks and debris cover damaged cars after part of a building collapsed in Herne Bay. AFP

One of the men is assumed to have been the subject of a search triggered when an LPG tanker reported that one of its crew was unaccounted for.

He was last seen several hours earlier.

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