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UK coastal villages evacuated amid fears of ‘life threatening’ floods

Britain is battered by 80 miles per hour (128 km per hour) winds while temperatures dropped to as low as -9C
UK coastal villages evacuated amid fears of 'life threatening' floods

There are 78 flood warnings, 80 flood alerts and a further seven severe flood warnings in place for England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland. Thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes as heavy snow and hurricane-force winds of 80 miles per hour (128 km per hour) batter Britain, Joinfo.com reports with reference to Daily Mail.

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The Met Office has issued severe weather warnings across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland for combinations of high winds, snow and ice – and the freezing temperatures are set to last for another week.

After the temperature plummeted as low as -9C in some areas overnight, snow has turned to ice, creating treacherous and dangerous conditions for rush hour drivers.

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A number of crashes on the roads have brought major routes to a standstill, as commuters struggle to get to work.

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The Environment Agency’s seven severe flood warnings – which warn of a danger to life – are in place for lunchtime today in coastal areas of Essex and Suffolk in the face of gale-force winds and high tides, while dozens of flood warnings have been imposed as the east coast braces itself for a storm surge.