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Storm Desmond wreaks havoc as it sweeps across UK

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Storm Desmond wreaks havoc as it sweeps across UK
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Homes were flooded, bridges collapsed and roads were shut in Scotland and northern England on Saturday as Storm Desmond swept across the United Kingdom.

The county of Cumbria was one of the worst affected areas with scores of people having to be evacuated from their homes and taken to rescue centres.

Meanwhile, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s (RNLI) flood rescue team has been deployed to the area.

The Environment Agency has warned of further flooding with water levels not expected to reach their peak until midday Sunday. Across parts of northern England and Scotland, up to 250-300mm of rain is expected to fall in isolated areas.