Storm Dennis clatters United Kingdom as army is deployed to bolster flood defences

The second storm in a week disrupted travel and prompted officials to issue flood warnings in Britain

The second storm in a week disrupted travel and prompted officials to issue flood warnings in Britain

At least two people died off the coast of Kent, England as Storm Dennis is fast approaching the United Kingdom on Saturday. Their bodies were recovered from the storm's rough seas.

Around 198 flood warnings were in place on Sunday morning which urged people to take immediate action, with the Met Office issuing a rare "red alert" for rain.

The Met office forecaster Greg Dewhurst has said relief from Storm Dennis is still some distance away and that "heavy rain and strong winds" would continue across large parts of the United Kingdom on Sunday.

This is the scene in South Devon today on the A385 as Storm Dennis arrived and caused the road to become an orange river.

At Heathrow, the airline cancelled 40 short-haul flights to and from Heathrow on Saturday afternoon and evening. Planes arriving earlier on Saturday faced tough landing conditions.

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A normal service is expected to run this weekend, however some trains may experience delays due to the forecast weather conditions.

Battlefield Road in Shrewsbury is closed and there have also been reports of standing water on the A5 and A49 near Emstrey.

Storm Dennis has already led to the cancellation of much of Saturday's Love Light Norwich programme.

The forecaster issued a weather advisory warning that the storm will bring wet and very windy weather this weekend and into Monday.

A minimum central air pressure of 920 millibars was recorded on Saturday, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Ocean Prediction Center. At least eight people were killed across Europe during that storm. John Curtin, the organization's executive director of flood and coastal risk management, said Storm Dennis has the potential to be a "perfect storm" and "a step up from what we have seen before".

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Easyjet cancelled around 230 flights in and out of the country as wind speeds are set to hit 70 miles per hour (113 kph).

United Kingdom officials have forecast that Storm Dennis could cause extensive flooding and damage to property, adding that travel disruptions - including bus and train traffic -are expected to increase through Sunday.

The Ministry of Defence has deployed British Army personnel to assist people in West Yorkshire, which was badly hit by flooding during last weekend's Storm Ciara.

UK Defense Secretary Ben Wallace told local journalists that the British army is ready to help local communities.

Mytholmroyd residents look out over the flood barricades as soldiers increase defenses against Storm Dennis.

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The U.K. Ministry of Defence said 75 soldiers from 4th Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland, have been dispatched to Ilkley and Calderdale in West Yorkshire.

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