Cargo Ship Taking on Water in Channel as Storm Lashes UK

Cargo Ship Taking on Water in Channel as Storm Lashes UK

Storm Angus, the first named storm of the 2016/17 season, hit the United Kingdom at the weekend, bring high winds and rain to the south and south east.

Gusts of up to 55mph inland and 65mph near the coast are being anticipated when the storm arrives.

Eleven crew members had to be rescued from a cargo ship after it crashed into a stone barge off the coast of Dover and began taking on water.

Local media reported the name of the ship as the Saga Sky.

Residents in one street woke to find deep floodwater had trapped their cars, while Network Rail said the line between Bristol Parkway and Swindon has been shut because of "heavy flooding".

The county council is warning of potential problems across the county, particularly on minor roads.

Southeastern Railway cancelled many trains before 10am and some early morning South West Trains services were also abandoned.

Flooding hits the Axe Valley in Devon.

Where is Storm Angus now?

Storm Angus, the first named storm of the season, has caused flooding and chaos for emergency services after it battered parts of the UK.

"Frost is likely to affect northern England and Scotland as the south may keep too much cloud and wind".

"Throughout today the wet and windy weather within that low pressure area will slowly move into the North Sea".

A NEW weather warning for heavy rain has been issued for Dorset on Monday.

Kingsbridge Fire Station issued a warning to drivers after they had to battle through several areas of flooded narrow lanes to reach the four stranded people at midnight as the storm reached its peak.

The Met Office today issued a "yellow" warning of severe rain for South West of England and a more serious "amber" warning for much of Devon.

"Devon, which has already experienced heavy rainfall, is most likely to have the greatest impacts".

20-30 mm and locally 40 mm of rain is expected within a 6-9 hour period.

Met Office forecaster Simon Partridge told the Standard on Saturday there was a risk of localised flooding as gales shake trees and cause fallen leaves to block drains.