Earth Changing Extremities

Storm Alert
A flood warning sign sits in the road in Upton Upon Severn.

People are being warned to brace themselves for floods on England’s coasts and rivers.

The Environment Agency said the risk of coastal flooding could last throughout the weekend and into next week.

An 18-year-old remains missing in Devon as the Met Office issued severe weather warnings for much of the UK, with heavy rain and ice expected.

A storm surge in Scotland is expected later on Saturday, with low-lying premises on the Firth of Forth at risk.

‘Saturated ground’

The Environment Agency said parts of England’s north east coast could see flooding later while the south coast – including Portsmouth and Newhaven – is being warned to expect coastal floods over the next two days.

“The risk of flooding to the coast will continue over the next few days, especially on the south and west coast and along the Severn estuary, Jonathan Day from the…

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