LONDON – Parts of Britain are mopping up after a weekend of storms and flooding that has been blamed for six deaths.
Flooding struck large areas of Wales and western and northern England after one of the wettest Augusts on record. Heavy rains have swollen rivers and inundated roads.
Hundreds of people were evacuated and 1,000 properties flooded in the worst-hit town of Morpeth, 285 miles north of London.
Among the dead are a 17-year-old girl killed when her car overturned in floodwater in Wales and a geologist killed in a mudslide in western England.
Monday was drier, but forecasters said rain would return to many areas on Tuesday.
The Environment Agency issued 43 flood warnings across the country.