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United Kingdom: Flood risk rises as more heavy rain is forecast

Independent: Severe flood alerts were issued last night with warnings that lives could be at risk as relentless rain continued to pelt Britain. The three most serious warnings were released by the Environment Agency (EA) for areas in Cornwall where rising river levels were threatening to deluge roads and villages. On top of these alarms, a further 104 lower-grade, but still serious, flood warnings were issued across western England, as well as another 206 flood "alerts" – early-stage indicators for households...