River levels continued to threaten to breach barriers across Britain today as parts of the country braced for a month’s worth of rain to fall – along with further hail, thunder, gales and snow this week. It came as a missing 87-year-old woman thought to have fallen into a flooded river was feared to become the sixth death from Storm Dennis in five days, as flood-hit communities endured further downpours. Police continued to search for Jean Disney, of Tiverton, Devon, who is thought to have fallen into the River Exe early on Monday morning, and urged local residents trying to help out to not approach any flooded areas. Dozens of towns and villages across Britain have been menaced by the floods more than 48 hours after Storm Dennis hit, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson came under pressure to call an emergency Cobra meeting. Nearly 1,500 properties have been flooded and thousands more evacuated, with more rain building up in the West throughout this morning and up to 4in (100mm) of rain in North Wales over the next few days. People eat in front of temporary flood defences today in Bewdley, Worcestershire, in the aftermath of Storm Dennis Thousands of properties… Read full this story
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