The storm Dennis, who crossed Great Britain yesterday, has claimed three lives. A man fell today in a river in the town of Ystradgynlais in southern Wales, police said. He was later found dead.
Two people were also killed off the coast of the British county of Kent as a result of the storm. A boy, probably a surfer, got into trouble on the water of Herne Bay yesterday.
And a man fell overboard from a Maltese tanker. The bodies of both victims have been recovered.
There are floods in hundreds of places in Great Britain. Various rivers have burst their banks. In many places the soil is still saturated with water due to storm Ciara and the rain of last week.
The storm hit the south of Great Britain particularly hard. People had to be evacuated from houses with boats and helicopters because of the high water.
According to the British KNMI, the country had a record number of about six hundred flood warnings. The storm brought as much rain on the weekend as it usually falls in a month.
Also in Nottinghamshire and neighboring Worcestershire dozens of people had to leave their homes because of the floods. Parts of Scotland have also been affected. Rescuers managed to free the occupants of a vehicle floating in the water at the last minute. Many railways and motorways are closed.
Airlines EasyJet and British Airways have held some 170 flights to the ground on Sunday. Tens of thousands of passengers were affected, many of whom wanted to travel because of the school holidays.