More rain set to come as flooded parts of UK mop up

  • 23 November 2012
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Leah finds out why there are floods

People across England, Wales and Scotland are mopping up after a night of flooding caused by heavy rain.

Many have had to leave their homes and hundreds have suffered power cuts.

The worst affected areas were Tayside, south-west England, and East Anglia. One man died when his car got stuck under a bridge near Bristol.

Patients at a hospice in Cumbria had to be evacuated when a nearby stream burst its banks, flooding bedrooms and offices.

More wet weather is expected on the weekend.

Forecasters from the Met Office predicted "more heavy rain and strong to gale force winds" for Saturday night.

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The north Wales road that became a river, plus other areas affected by severe weather

Strong winds

Strong winds were causing problems too - the roof of a mosque in Birmingham was blown off. Thankfully nobody was hurt.

A six-metre high wall in Exeter came down. Sniffer dogs roamed the area but luckily there was no one trapped.

Several major roads had to be closed and some train lines have been disrupted.

Flood warnings

There are more than 100 flood warnings (which means flooding is expected) across England, Wales and Scotland, as of Friday morning.

Most of them are in south-west England and the Midlands.