Severe Weather Batters Britain, Cutting Off Rail Lines

"BURROWBRIDGE, England -- Severe flooding and landslips cut off rail links to large parts of southwest England for more than 24 hours at the weekend as the government came under pressure for its handling of storms battering Britain."

"Some areas have been underwater for over a month in the wettest January on record, with angry residents criticising the government for not doing enough to prevent flooding or reacting quickly enough to help those affected by the devastation.

The military have been brought in to help build flood defences and evacuate properties. Britain's Met Office said several weather warnings remained in place for the coming days, with more heavy rain and gale force winds expected."

Reuters had the story February 9, 2014.


"Met Office: Evidence 'Suggests Climate Change Link To Storms'" (BBC News)

"Hundreds Wade Through Murky Water To Salvage What Little They Have Left While 80Mph Gales Prolong Britain's Misery" (London Daily Mail)

Source: Reuters, 02/10/2014