Cardiff Park Submerged as River Bursts Its Banks After Storm Dennis Deluge

Clay Curtis
February 18, 2020

The force said he was rescued further along the river near Trebanos Rugby Club but despite paramedics battling to save his life he was pronounced dead at the scene.

West Mercia Police said the search for the woman, missing near Tenbury in Worcestershire since Sunday morning, had resumed on Monday. "If you are in immediate danger please contact us on 999".

Other residents in Wales and western England have been cleansing up Monday right after the storm flooded roadways, railways, homes and businesses and disrupted vacation across Britain.

The UK Met Office warned of rainfall totals of 50 to 100 millimetres in many areas.

Dennis has been so intense that England posted a record number of flood warnings and alerts and a rare "red warning" for extreme life-threatening flooding was announced for South Wales.

"We have received more than 600 calls overnight relating to the current flooding conditions", they tweeted on Sunday morning.

The Met Office said the highest wind gust recorded was 91 miles per hour (146 kph) at Aberdaron in north Wales on Saturday.

The average monthly rainfall for February in Wales is 111.1mm, the Met Office added.

Jeanette Cox, 68 and her daughter Rachel woke up to the sound of water in their home in the Welsh village of Nantgarw, near Cardiff, at about 4 a.m. local time Sunday.

Gwent Police said that residents of Skenfrith, Monmouthshire, were being advised to evacuate due to the flooding.

A member of the public is rescued after flooding in Nantgarw Wales on Feb. 16 2020
A member of the public is rescued after flooding in Nantgarw Wales on Feb. 16 2020

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service said its teams had been working around the clock to evacuate people overnight. "It hit us very badly Saturday evening".

The Met Office has put out a yellow warning for snow and ice for most parts of Scotland.

Scottish Borders Council said Hawick's Slitrig Water, the Jed Water at Chesters and the Liddel Water at Newcastleton all reached record high levels.

After a day of torrential rain, major flooding incidents were declared in south Wales and parts of west central England.

Wales bore the brunt of much of the weekend's rain and saw an unusual Red warning for Rain on Sunday in the south. It's expected to peak on Tuesday.

"I would like to pay tribute to everyone who is working tirelessly to fix the damage caused by these floods".

"We are now responding in Shropshire, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire and Gloucestershire, and we are now ready to help in Wales, Manchester, Buckinghamshire, Lancashire and Inverness".

The Environment Agency have urged people to move possession and valuables off the ground or to safety, and have a bag ready with vital items like medicines and insurance documents.

Numerous sporting fixtures were cancelled across the United Kingdom and Ireland over the course of the weekend, and more than 230 flights were cancelled on Saturday.

Rescuers pulled two bodies from rough seas off southern England and soldiers helped build flood barriers on Saturday.

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