Storm Dennis: Flood threat remains after weekend of disruption

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Communities across Britain are facing another day of flooding and travel chaos, following the torrential rain brought by Storm Dennis.

More than 300 flood warnings are still in place across the UK, including five severe warnings in England, which mean there is a danger to life.

Major incidents were declared in south Wales and parts of England on Sunday.

It comes as the government said it would not be able to protect all homes from flooding.

Travel continues to be disrupted, with A-roads closed in Staffordshire and Nottinghamshire in England, and Powys and Monmouthshire in Wales. Roads are also closed in parts of Scotland, including the M90 Friarton Bridge.

Train services are affected on lines run by CrossCountry, Great Western Railway, Merseyrail, Northern, South Western Railway, Transport for Wales and Scotrail.

New Environment Secretary George Eustice denied the government had been caught off guard by the floods, which come a week after the UK was hit by another major storm, Ciara.

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