UK hit by more floods in summer of storms

2012-06-29 13:03
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London - Britain was bracing for more disruption on Friday after storms and flash floods in which one man died and hundreds of homes were evacuated.

A landslide near the England-Scotland border overnight brought train services to a halt as torrential rains hit large swathes of Britain in the latest bout of unseasonable weather in the country.

One man died on Thursday after being swept away by a flooded stream in western England.

Seven flood warnings issued by Britain's Environment Agency remained in place on Friday in central and northeast England - the worst hit by the floods - though rains are expected to ease during the day.

Train services between Newcastle, in northeast England, and the Scottish capital Edinburgh were cancelled on Friday because of flooding and a landslip near the border town of Berwick-upon-Tweed.

More than 40 schools remained closed in northeast England as a result of the downpours.

Parts of central England were pelted with around 22mm of rain in one hour on Thursday - a third of the average rainfall for the whole month of June - while 15 000 homes in the area were left without power overnight.

Meanwhile, southern England enjoyed dry weather and sunshine on Thursday, with temperatures up to 28°.

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