England flooding kills 1, more rain on way
A home in the village of North Curry was surrounded by rising waters as four days of rain began to fall this past week.
November 25th, 2012
09:59 AM ET

England flooding kills 1, more rain on way

Days of heavy rain have led to flooding in southwestern England and parts of Wales and at least one fatality, British authorities said Sunday.

The UK Environment Agency posted a severe flood alert for the town of Helston, in the southwestern county of Cornwall, where the River Cober was rising over its banks, and warned towns across England and Wales to prepare for more high water.

In Exeter, in neighboring Devon, a woman was killed when a tree fell on her Saturday night, the Devon and Cornwall Police Service reported.

On Twitter, Prime Minister David Cameron called the scenes of flooding "shocking" and said his government would make sure "everything is being done to help."

The region has seen four days of non-stop rainfall that has capped months of heavy precipitation, including the wettest April-June period on record. More than 225 areas stretching from Cornwall through the Midlands region to the northeastern coast were under flood warnings Sunday afternoon as the latest system moved through, the Environment Agency said.

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  1. fernace

    If they could only send some of that rain to Tx, we'd get rid of our drought, which has been going on for a few years now! Peace to the families who lost loved 1s! In other news, Larry Hagman, the villainy J.R. Ewing, Jeannie's beloved "Master," died! Peace to his family as well!! This is what I want to say so stop blocking me, til I say what CNN wants me to say, cuz that ain't gon' happen!!

    November 25, 2012 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  2. fernace

    I give up, CNN! Can't figure out your criteria for posting here anymore! Since I can't speak my mind, I just wont speak at all on this blog!!

    November 25, 2012 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    While our Marxist government is working overtime to take our Second Amendment rights away, CNN IS mustering effort to single people out, to take thier freedom of speech away. "And don't think for a minute thier not".

    November 25, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    Their criteria in This Just In is to let a person hijack other names, post rot under them; and when the person who is the victim complains, start to prevent the victim from posting, while letting the t roll posts stand.
    Wondering if this will even go through.

    November 25, 2012 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    Nope, didn't think they'd let me post. I'm not a name-stealer.

    November 25, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  6. rose

    shorking in deed, hope things will get better soon.

    November 25, 2012 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    Sure do miss NSaidi, was so much better when she was here.

    November 25, 2012 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    Im not implying anything KENNY, im saying outright, somebody is hijacking our names, all of the regulars, & youve said a few times also that your name was hijacked correct? & that someone has a seperate set of rules cuz those posts stay up & ours deleted!

    November 25, 2012 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    And dont you find it tiresome? And now theyre blocking my posts, which is exactly what im talking about.

    November 25, 2012 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    Hmmm fun aint it?

    November 25, 2012 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    So, Englands getting rain, and our east coast is gearing up for another storm. Its the weather, nothin new.

    November 25, 2012 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |