Two killed after bad weather batters Britain

Hundreds of homes have been flooded after storms hit parts of England and Wales, the Environment Agency has said.

It confirmed that 816 houses have been affected after storm weather swept across the country.

A woman has been killed by a falling tree in Exeter when flooding and high winds hit the South West of England on Saturday night and a 70-year-old man died after his car crashed into a swollen river in Cambridgeshire.
Flooding in some parts of Britain have caused two deaths this weekend Photo courtesy of Xerone on Flickr
Two severe flood warnings remain in place for parts of Cornwall, although the situation is said to be improving.

 

There are more than 200 other flood warnings in place across England  including Malmesbury in Wiltshire and Kempsey in Worcestershire

 

The M25 is closed clockwise at the QE2 bridge in Kent because of high winds, and parts of the M50 of Gloucestershire are closed because of flooding.

 

David Cameron said on Twitter there were “shocking scenes of flooding in Cornwall and around the country”.

 

The prime minister’s tweet also said the government “will help ensure everything is being done to help”.

 

 

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