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PHOTOS: Storm Desmond Batters UK and Ireland With Flooding, High Winds

Storm Desmond devastated parts of the United Kingdom and Ireland with flooding rain and damaging winds over the weekend.

The slow-moving storm brought torrential rain to the region on Friday which continued through Saturday before winding down early on Sunday.

The heavy rain caused landslides and flooding which forced numerous road closures on Saturday, according to the Associated Press.

One of the hardest-hit areas was Cumbria, where a campaign has been launched to raise funds for flooding victims.

The combined effects of flooding and high winds also caused numerous power cuts throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland. Electricity North West reported nearly 60,000 properties with power cuts early Sunday morning.

Widespread peak wind gusts of 95-120 km/h (60-75 mph) were reported throughout the day on Saturday. Winds gradually diminished early on Sunday morning.