1,100 Wales homes left without power from storm action

The storms which battered the United States have migrated to Britain, bringing heavy rain and gusts and leaving more than 1,100 homes in Wales suffering outages on Tuesday.

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Photo taken on July 11, 2015 shows farmlands submerged by flood water in Qiantan Village, Sanmen County of east China's Zhejiang Province. The approaching Typhoon Chan-Hom has brought gales and rainstorms to Zhejiang Province, east China, forcing hundreds of flights to be canceled and highways to be closed, local authorities said Saturday. (Xinhua/Xu Yu) (zwx)
Photo taken on July 11, 2015 shows farmlands submerged by flood water in Qiantan Village, Sanmen County of east China's Zhejiang Province. The approaching Typhoon Chan-Hom has brought gales and rainstorms to Zhejiang Province, east China, forcing hundreds of flights to be canceled and highways to be closed, local authorities said Saturday. (Xinhua/Xu Yu) (zwx)

The Environment Agency warned communities in parts of north and southwest of England to be prepared for flooding due to heavy rain and high tides.

Photo taken on July 11, 2015 shows farmlands submerged by flood water in Qiantan Village, Sanmen County of east China's Zhejiang Province. The approaching Typhoon Chan-Hom has brought gales and rainstorms to Zhejiang Province, east China, forcing hundreds of flights to be canceled and highways to be closed, local authorities said Saturday. (Xinhua/Xu Yu) (zwx)
(Xinhua/Xu Yu) (zwx)

It said further rain is expected in these areas on Wednesday, while more rain will hit north England on Friday and Saturday.

Environment Agency said they have deployed temporary defences and pumps across the country, while in Cumbria, one of the worst-hit counties by previous deluges, preparation has been done across a valley to remove gravel and reduce flood risk. Teams are on the ground in other counties in Cumbria and Yorkshire.

In Wales, more than 1,100 homes have been hit by power cuts after gales and downpours this morning, and about 700 properties in southwest Wales have had power restored, according to local media reports.

The Met Office has issued yellow warnings for rain and more than 100 flood warnings and alerts are in place.

“We are now preparing for further flooding as rain is expected to fall on ground left saturated after the wettest month on record.

There will be high tides on the coast of Cumbria and Lancashire which is expected to cause large waves and spray. We urge people to take care near coastal paths and promenades,” said Neil Davies, National Flood Duty Manager at the Environment Agency. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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