15 Feb 2020

Storm Dennis clatters UK as army is deployed to bolster flood defences

Home Affairs Correspondent

The UK has been lashed by storm force winds and rain for a second weekend in a row.

Storm Dennis has caused widespread disruption to air and rail travel, with a number of high profile sporting fixtures cancelled.

With eight weather warnings covering much of the country, communities battered by Storm Ciara are bracing for further damage and disruption.

There are troops on the streets of West Yorkshire tonight, as communities in Calderdale – where more than 200 properties were flooded last weekend – prepare for the worst once again.

There are more than 250 flood alerts in place, covering parts of the city centres of Leeds, Sheffield and York – and 93 more serious flood warnings across the country.