Jan 6, 2014 by


UK Storms May Cause More Flooding, Environment Agency Issues Warning


01/06/14 06:25 AM ET EST AP


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A couple look out to sea as high tide waves break along the seafront at Porthcawl on January 5, 2014 in Mid Glamorgon, Wales. After a period of recent storms and heavy rain, forecasters are warning that there is still more bad weather to come over the next few days. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images) | Matt Cardy via Getty Images

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s coastal residents are braced for more flooding with lashing winds, rain and high tides expected.


At least three people have died in a wave of stormy weather that has battered Britain since last week, including a man killed when his mobility scooter fell into a river in Oxford, southern England.


Weather forecasting body the Met Office warned of wind gusts of up to 70 mph (113 kph), accompanied by exceptionally large waves, along the coasts of Wales, southwest England and Northern Ireland on Monday.

The Environment Agency issued a severe flood warning — meaning there is a threat to life and property — for the county of Dorset in southwestern England, as well as more than 300 less serious flood alerts.

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