Storm Dennis: Yellow weather warning issued for Northern Ireland

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There are still 274 flood warnings and 348 flood alerts in effect across England.

Warnings were also in place for the River Penk from Coven to Stafford and for the River Severn in Bewdley and Stourport-on-Severn.

Storm Dennis roared across Britain with high winds and heavy rains Sunday, prompting authorities to issue some 350 flood warnings, including a "red warning" alert for life-threatening flooding in south Wales.

"Whilst the heaviest rain has cleared from Northern Ireland and Scotland, England and Wales will continue to see heavy rain on Sunday, with a risk of severe flooding in places".

Storm Dennis lashed parts of the United Kingdom with more than a month's worth of rain in 48 hours and winds of more than 90mph.

The Met Office said the highest wind gust recorded was 146km/h at Aberdaron in North Wales on Saturday.

It also said 157mm of rain fell at Crai Reservoir in the Welsh county of Powys over 48 hours to Sunday morning.

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

At about 11am on Sunday there were 250 flood warnings, meaning immediate action is required, and 344 flood alerts warning people to be prepared, covering an area from Scotland's River Tweed to the rivers of west Cornwall. Authorities said the death was not being treated as suspicious.

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service said its teams had been working around the clock to evacuate people overnight.

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

There are 594 alerts now in place, including four severe warnings in England and widespread amber alerts from the Met Office.

Relief from Storm Dennis is still some distance away, the Met Office's Mr Dewhurst said, adding that "heavy rain and strong winds" would continue across large parts of the United Kingdom on Sunday.

Storm Dennis has hammered Britain, bringing a month's worth of rain in just 48 hours to parts of South Wales, which bore the brunt of the severe weather.

Storm Dennis is expected to die out by Monday afternoon.

"It is important people are ready should the worst happen".

British Airways also cancelled flights.

More than 230 easyJet flights in and out of the United Kingdom on Saturday were cancelled, while several sporting fixtures were also called off due to the weather.

Rescuers pulled two male bodies from rough seas off the coast of southeast England and military personnel mobilised to help build flood barriers on Saturday as a second straight weekend of stormy weather wreaked havoc across Britain. The search commenced before dawn after a distress call came from the B Gas Margrethe, a Maltese tanker that had been anchored off the coastal town of Margate.



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