As it happened: Storm problems continue

Key points

  • Some 56,000 homes were without power across England and Wales after 100mph winds
  • Seventeen severe flood warnings were in place for Berkshire, Surrey, Somerset and Gloucestershire
  • The Met Office warned of further heavy rain and strong winds on Friday
  • David Cameron chaired the first meeting of a Cabinet committee on flood recovery, agreeing to conduct a series of reviews
  • Thirteen high-capacity pumps - brought over from the Netherlands - started being installed on the Somerset Levels
  • Councils were warned not to charge people for sandbags after it emerged that two had

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Reporting:

  • Vanessa Barford 
  • Lyndsey Telford 
  • Lauren Turner 

Last updated 13 February 2014

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