200 flood warnings and alerts across UK as fallout from week of weather chaos continues

More than two hundred flood warnings and alerts were in place across the UK on Tuesday morning. Including two warnings of danger to life, as the fallout from Storm Franklin continues.

A total of 98 warnings are in place ranging from the River Wye to the River Don in South Yorkshire. There are a further 108 flood alerts warning that flooding is possible. The River Don in South Yorkshire burst its banks at Sprotborough on Sunday night, prompting police to warn people to stay away from “fast-flowing” water.

Residents in Ironbridge, Shropshire, and Bewdley, Worcestershire, were told to evacuate as the River Severn threatens nearby homes. More than 30 of the flood warnings related to the river.

The Environment Agency warned that temporary barriers put in place in Ironbridge and Beales Corner are expected to exceed their capacity at some point today.

Flooding is also expected to affect properties on the Wharfage, with residents were told to move possessions and valuables off the ground and turn off gas, electricity and water.

The Met Office warned conditions would make for difficult commuting this morning across Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England.

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IRONBRIDGE, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 22: Flood water surrounds homes after successive storms hit the UK on February 22, 2022 in Ironbridge, England. Police declared a major incident here over concerns the River Severn could breach its flood barriers. England has been hit by three named storms in a week’s time, most recently Storm Franklin. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

“Sudden gusty winds and reduced visibility will lead to some tricky commuting at times,” a spokesperson said.

To water or were experiencing low pressure on Tuesday, Thames Water said.

It comes after three consecutive storms battered the UK, causing widespread travel disruption, building damage and power cuts.