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Storm Dennis raging towards Britain becomes a ‘bomb cyclone’ that is ‘one of the strongest ever seen in the Atlantic’

Storm Dennis raging towards Britain becomes a ‘bomb cyclone’ that is ‘one of the strongest ever seen in the Atlantic’

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Storm Dennis has exploded into a bomb cyclone as meteorologists dub it one of the worst North Atlantic storms ever recorded. No fewer than 40,000 passengers have been affected by travel disruption so far as budget airline easyJet cancels 234 flights from, to and within the UK as the fourth named storm of the year brings 70mph winds and 100mm of rainfall in some areas from Saturday morning. Storm Dennis will come as a second blow to flood-ravaged communities still recovering from damage caused by heavy rainfall and 80mph winds brought by Storm Ciara last week. The last storm – likely the biggest in the century – claimed three victims after a falling tree killed a 58-year-old Mercedes driver, a 77-year-old man fell over and banged his head on ice and a falling branch killed a dog walker in his sixties. And now, 1,200-mile wide ‘Dennis the Menace’ is to cause mayhem for towns in Yorkshire’s Calder Valley, which was inundated with floodwater when Storm Ciara raged. The Environmental…
Source: Storm Dennis raging towards Britain becomes a ‘bomb cyclone’ that is ‘one of the strongest ever seen in the Atlantic’

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