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Storm Eunice horror: NINE severe flood warnings issued as ‘high waves’ to batter Britain

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“You need to take action immediately to implement your emergency flood plan as severe flooding to homes and main roads is expected.”

Those who fear their life may be threatened due extreme weather have been advised to call 999 for assistance.

Along the River Severn, Tidal Severn and the Severn Estuary, the areas likely to be affected are: Epney, Framilode and Priding, Frampton, Upper Framilode and Saul, Hempsted, Minsterworth and Stonebench, Elmore to Rodley and Westbury, Broadoak and Newnham.

The Government stressed it was working with emergency services to reduce the damage caused by flooding.

A further 10, non-severe flood warnings have been issued across areas flooding is “expected”.

Two of these cover the Dorset coast, both at Chiswell and Preston Beach.

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“Very large and powerful waves” are expected at other areas, including Portland Harbour and Poole Harbour at West Quay and Lower Hamworthy Quay.

Keswick Campsite has been closed due to the risk of flooding and locals or visitors have been advised to avoid low lying footpaths and local watercourses.

Drivers have also been told to avoid travelling through floodwater.

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Just 12 flood warnings were removed in the last 24 hours, including along the Hunstanton coast in Norfolk and in Litton Mill.

The Met Office has also issued various warnings for wind and snow on Friday and Saturday.

Parts of southern England and Wales have been issued a ‘red’ wind warning, meaning there will be “significant disruption and dangerous conditions due to extremely strong winds”.

Across much of the rest of England, an ‘amber’ warning is in place signifying that, among other risks, flying debris could result in a danger to life.

Just one warning is in place on Saturday, signalling strong winds across southern England and large parts of Wales, though more warnings are likely to be added as Storm Eunice rages on.

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