UK – Over 1,600 Homes Flooded After Storm Dennis

Over 1,650 homes have been flooded in England and Wales after heavy rain from Storm Dennis.

Rivers reached record levels and wide areas of England and parts of South Wales are still flooded. Media reported at least 5 people died in the storm, including one person who died in flood waters from the River Teme near Tenbury Wells in Worcestershire on 16 February.

Floods in Shrewsbury, England, after Storm Dennis, February 2020. Photo: Joe Ruscoe / Flickr, shared under CC BY-ND 2.0


The Environment Agency in England said that, as of 19 February, 645 properties in England had been flooded, including 200 homes in Worcestershire. The Environment Agency said 24,725 homes had been protected from flooding.

This follows the damage caused by Storm Ciara, where 550 homes were flooded, mostly in areas of northern England, with around 12,000 homes protected.

Flooded properties in England after Storm Dennis, 19 February 2020. Image: Environment Agency
Properties protected from flooding in England after Storm Dennis, 19 February 2020. Image: Environment Agency


Meanwhile in South Wales the local authority in Rhondda Cynon Taf said that approximately 1,000 homes and businesses have been significantly impacted by flooding in the region.


The Association of British Insurers has issued guidance on how home insurance companies will respond in an emergency situation where a home has been flooded.

The ABI (Association of British Insurers) is reassuring homeowners and businesses that have suffered flood and storm damage that insurers will be doing all they can to help them recover as quickly as possible, and has issued guidance on dealing with flood damage and insurance.

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