Heavy Flooding And Severe Storms Slam The UK

Category: World / Nov 26, 2012 11:20AM EDT
Heavy flooding continued to hit southwest England on Monday (November 26) after three people were killed and hundreds of homes were damaged. As the storm moved towards northern England a further 70,000 properties were at risk. The heavy rain and winds led to more flooding and disruption to rail services and road routes. Environment Secretary Owen Paterson visited the western county of Devon on Monday, where a 21-year-old woman was crushed to death by a falling tree on Saturday (November 24). Another two people were seriously injured in the accident. "I'd like to offer my deepest sympathies to those who have been affected by floods, 450 households all over the south west, it's frightening for young people, very difficult for elderly people and of course very disruptive for business," Paterson said. Forecasters have warned the severe weather was set to continue.