A young woman lost her life on the shores of Cornish tonight after a flood warning was issued for a ‘threat to life’ before the worst hurricane in 30 years in Britain.
The young man was standing on a wall in Newke when he was dragged into the water. Horrible pictures show her struggling to get back to shore.
Spectators pulled it back to the ground before it sank.
Forecasters have warned that during Hurricane Younis, large waves will hit coastal areas and engulf nearby homes, while rivers will break their banks.
A rare red weather warning – the highest alert – has been issued for the western country and parts of Wales as a total wind speed of 100 mph.
The worst-hit areas will also experience high waves and hurricanes.
People living near the water are warned that there could be significant flooding as a spring wave is expected tomorrow morning.
Ten ‘severe’ flood warnings have been issued.
The four belong to the Severn Story, which flows through the Bristol Channel between England and Wales.
Three more rivers are for the Severn, the longest river in Britain.
As the UK prepares for Hurricane Younis …
Stretches from Hampstead, Munster Worth and Stonebench, and Sandhurst and Mysmore, all in Gloucestershire, were affected.
Brockweir in Gloucestershire and Wye Estuary in Elmdale, and Chepstow in Monmouthshire are also under strong warning.
A further 26 flood warnings were issued in New Forest, Dorset, Isle of Wight, Lake District, Mercy Side, Cornwall and Devon.
And 91 mild flood warnings have also been issued.
Flooding, which occurs when the water level in a river, lake or creek rises and flows, is likely to be at the end of the week.
Areas including the Peninsula, North Yorkshire, Lancashire and the upper reaches of the Severn River will be warned to be cordoned off.
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The problem has been exacerbated by melting snow in some areas as well as Hurricane Dudley yesterday.
Incident rooms are believed to be open and pumps and other equipment are on standby.
There will be strong winds across the country for most of the day tomorrow.
Meteorologists say Devon, Cornwall and Somerset areas, as well as the south coast of Wales, will see “flying debris, endangering lives.”
He warned that from tomorrow morning the trees would be uprooted, the power lines would fall and the roofs of the houses would be uprooted.
Major events have already been announced in Avon and Somerset and Cornwall.
Schools in Bristol, Somerset and Wales will remain closed due to concerns that students and teachers may be at risk of traveling to class.
Roads, bridges and railway lines across the country may be closed, bus and train services, as well as flight delays and cancellations are expected.
Passengers are urged to reconsider their journey amid warnings that strong winds will blow trees on train tracks.
A Network Rail spokesman said the disruption was “inevitable.” Speed of 50 miles per hour will be restricted in most places.
The Southwestern Railway, which covers most of the region, said its entire network would be restricted for most days on Friday.
London North Eastern Railway has revealed that it will operate less service between Kings Cross and York / Leeds.
Meanwhile, the government convened a meeting of the White Hall Emergency COBRA Committee on Thursday morning.
Boris Johnson confirmed that the army was on standby after Hurricane Dudley yesterday.
Speaking to RAF Waddington today, he said: “For those who have already been affected by Hurricane Dudley, we are offering all possible assistance.
“My sympathies are with the people who are still without power – we are working with the power companies, the local authorities to get their juices back as soon as possible.
“But of course the army is on standby.”
All trains in Wales have been canceled, while the Southeast, West Coast and East Midlands Railways have also appealed to people not to travel.
Airports, including Gatwick and Stansted, are advising customers to check the status of their flights before leaving home.
Although the central and southern regions will be hardest hit, people in the far north of England, as well as Scotland residents, have been warned to avoid snow.
There is a yellow warning.