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Storm Bella to cause more chaos as winds and rain set to surge across Britain

Brits who endured extreme rain and 70mph gales are bracing for more misery on Sunday as Storm Bella makes it way across the UK.

The storm began causing havoc 24 hours after many areas were left flooded on Christmas Day.

Two 'risk to life' flood warnings are in place, alongside 85 flood warnings, 158 flood alerts by the Environmental Agency.

Most of England are expected to be lashed with heavy downpours and battered by strong winds today.

The Met Office has issued an amber wind warning for the eastern parts of Wales as well as the south of England, reports The Mirror.

The weather warning is in place from 8pm yesterday until 9am Sunday, as Storm Bella is expected to continue to bring disruption.

The weather service forecasts travel chaos and power cuts throughout the morning, with 25mm of rain expected to fall in parts of south-west England and Wales, and 60mm on higher ground.

Areas surrounding the River Stern are on alert, and wind warnings are in place across the country until noon with fears buildings could be damaged and flying debris could cause injuries.

On Christmas Day, police urged 1,300 residents in Bedfordshire to leave their homes due to flooding.

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Bedford International Athletic Stadium was transformed into an emergency assistance centre for those who left their houses.

Local fire chief Paul Fuller said families faced a “dreadful situation” made worse by Covid restrictions.

Those affected were being allowed to go to others' homes despite Tier 4 lockdown restrictions.

In Cornwall, more than 100 homes were without electricity on Boxing Day evening and 50 were blacked out in bath and Bristol.

Whereas in Wales, 110 were hit in Cardiff and more than 50 in the Swansea area.

After Storm Bella, some areas in the UK could see more rain and wind but also snow later in the week.

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