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UK braces for severe storm with strong winds and possible flooding

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    Waves crash onto the cliffs surrounding Porthleven, Cornwall, southwest England, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. Forecasters say a severe storm will hit the southern half of Britain later Sunday, bringing heavy rains and gusts of 60 to 80 miles per hour (100 to 130 kilometers per hour, with the potential to cause widespread and severe disruption from falling trees, power cuts and flooding. (AP Photo/PA, Ben Birchall) UNITED KINGDOM OUT, NO SALES, NO ARCHIVEThe Associated Press

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    People walk along a path as waves crash onto a seawall protecting the harbor of Porthleven, Cornwall, southwest England, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. Forecasters say a severe storm will hit the southern half of Britain later Sunday, bringing heavy rains and gusts of 60 to 80 miles per hour (100 to 130 kilometers per hour, with the potential to cause widespread and severe disruption from falling trees, power cuts and flooding. (AP Photo/PA, Ben Birchall) UNITED KINGDOM OUT, NO SALES, NO ARCHIVEThe Associated Press

Britain is taking precautions for a storm that is expected to hit the country with heavy rain and hurricane-force winds.

Forecasters say the storm will arrive in the southern half of the U.K. on Sunday, a day of major sports events, including a regular NFL game between the San Francisco 49ers and Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium in London.

Prime Minister David Cameron told government agencies to ensure that contingency plans are made for transportation, schools and power supplies during the storm, which could have gusts stronger than 80 mph (128 kph).

The storm is expected to move across the country and head out over the North sea by Monday afternoon. Britain's Met Office said it could cause widespread and severe disruption from falling trees, power cuts and flooding.