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2 people die as heavy rains deluge Britain
Two people have died and thousands of properties damaged in the worst flood that Britain has faced in 70 years of its history. Even though rescue agencies are working 24x7 to prevent loss of life and property, people are complaining that they were not warned against the natural calamity.

BRITAIN WAS at the point of drowning yesterday, when a month's worth of rainfall came down in just 24 hours, killing two people and harming properties. The country was locked indoors for most part of the day (Sunday) and the courageous people who did steal a walk out were stranded at various places.

50-year-old Kevin Wilkinson, however was not so lucky as he was walking with friends on a towpath near Wiggenhall Road in Watford shortly after 4am when it is believed he fell in water. Another 21-year-old woman in the South West died when she was trapped as a tree fell on her.

800 properties were damaged all over the country and the people were complaining that they were not warned against flood.

The forecasters said that worse time can come and people should take precautions. The two deaths since Wednesday have prompted people to be cautious and authorities to put up signs stating dangers and closed roads. Signs saying that cars can't make it inside water have also been put up.

According to Mail Online, 10-15mm of rain is expected in the south-west of England over the next 24 hours, while the North could see as much as 70mm over the same period. An Environmental Agency also said that more than 816 homes have been flooded from Wednesday. According to the Met officers, the rain from yesterday is now moving from North-East England and Scotland to North Wales. They are expecting matters to cool down from Tuesday and people were also warned against the temperatures that is sure to drop down.

200 flood warnings across the country have been sounded and Prime Minister David Cameron said that everything is being done to ensure the safety of the people. He tweeted, “Shocking scenes of flooding in Cornwall and around the country. Govt will help ensure everything is being done to help.”

In 2010, Britain was hit by a similar flood and then both Prince Charles and the Prime Minister visited the worst hit places. This time however, people say that they have better defenses against the natural calamity. A number of people were also rescued from various parts of the country. People have also been piling up sand sacks against the water and using sticks to maneuver on the flooded roads.

Three people were rescued from their homes in Malmesbury, Wiltshire after water level rose to 3 feet. In Devon, 5 feet of water ran down the village and in East Cornwall around 40 houses were evacuated last night and Warwickshire Fire and Rescue received more than 45 calls to flooding incidents between midnight and 6am. Thus work has been completely shut off due to the act of God and life is expected to return to normalcy only after Wednesday.

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