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article imageMonth's worth of rain, 100mph winds as 'Wild Wednesday' hits UK

By Kev Hedges     Feb 12, 2014 in Environment
Large swathes of the UK are preparing for "Wild Wednesday" with 100 mph winds and a month's worth of heavy rain, including in the South, where thousands of homes are already waist deep in flood water.
The most flooded areas are in the Somerset Levels, along the Thames River and in villages along the banks of the River Severn. Most streets are under four or five feet deep and the new storm due to hit western Wales on Wednesday morning will bring further misery to those affected.
The Met Office has issued a red warning — the most severe it can get — for western parts of Wales and some north-western areas of England, reports Sky News.
The red warning means there will be a risk to life, structural damage and travel disruption. Power lines are certain to come down as some exposed hills could actually see winds in excess of 100 mph. The latest storm will feel much like a category 1 hurricane and is expected to last from 1330 until 2130 GMT (0930-1730 EDT). There are 16 severe flood warnings in place, all of which have been on alert long before the latest storm is due to arrive.
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