Villagers who suffered severe flooding during Storm Ciara are hoping a temporary barrier will save them from a second deluge during Storm Dennis. Strong winds of 70-80km/h are expected, with heavy rainfall (10-15 litres per square metre). LNER says: "As a result, extended journey times, short-notice delays and cancellations are expected". The Met Office, which has amber rain warnings and yellow wind warnings in place over much of the country, said that due to the already saturated ground, there was an increased risk of flooding and associated damage.
Cllr Humby added: "The forecast is for heavy rain this coming Saturday".
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The Met Office has issued severe weather warnings ahead of the arrival of Storm Dennis, covering England, on Saturday, and the entire United Kingdom on Sunday. "The strongest winds could also coincide with the Monday morning peak travel period".
Several fatalities were recorded during storm Ciara including a 77-year-old man from Clydebank who died after falling and banging his head during icy weather.
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Last week a tree fell in high winds blocking rail lines at Four Ashes in south Staffordshire hitting services in and out of Wolverhampton, .
Attractions have been watching the forecasts with fears the inclement weather could force them to shut.
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