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Storms drown large parts of UK

Friday, February 14, 2014 - 00:53

Feb. 14 - Vast swaths of England already under water, more rain an severe weather is expected in the coming days.Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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5034 One man was killed and thousands left without power as storms and high winds battered Britain, bringing more misery to already flooded areas and causing widespread travel chaos on Thursday (February 13). Aerial footage showed large plots of land drowned under flood waters. Parts of southwest England have been under water for weeks after heavy rain in February followed the wettest January in nearly 250 years. More recently, areas around the River Thames to the west of London, along an important economic corridor, have been inundated. A man in his 70s died in a suspected electrocution after a tree brought down cables in Wiltshire, police said. Energy officials reported some 80,000 customers were still without power.

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Storms drown large parts of UK

Friday, February 14, 2014 - 00:53