LONDON: (HRNW) A man died after falling into a river on Sunday as Storm Dennis swept across Britain with the army drafted in to help deal with heavy flooding and high winds.
The man fell into the River Tawe, in south Wales, police said.
The storm also battered much of France, with some 60,000 people suffering power cuts in the northwest of the country and rail traffic disrupted.
Britain’s government weather agency issued a rare red warning for south Wales, saying there was a risk of “significant impacts from flooding” that included a “danger to life from fast flowing water, extensive flooding to property and road closures”.
Police said in a tweet the man who fell into the river was later found dead “further along the river in the Tebanos area”.
A record 594 flood warnings and alerts were in place on Sunday, extending from Scotland’s River Tweed to Cornwall in southwest England.