LOOK: Flood map shows 116 warnings across UK after thousands of properties destroyed by Storm Babet

Severe flood warnings are in effect for over 100 areas across the UK, as Britons deal with the aftermath of Storm Babet.

Around 1,250 homes in England have been flooded as a result of the onslaught of powerful gales and heavy showers that dumped more than a month and a half’s worth of rain in a matter of days.

The Environment Agency issued 116 flood warnings this morning, protecting an estimated 30,000 houses from flooding.

Derby City Council saw record-breaking water levels in the River Derwent and warned that cleaning up after the floods could take several days. 

Today First Minister Humza Yousaf will visit Brechin, Angus – the town which took on the brunt of the storm and saw people evacuated in canoes – to see the damage caused when the River South Esk bust its banks and flooded dozens of homes. 

Angus and Aberdeenshire were badly hit by the storm and teams have been clearing debris from roads, while those hit by flooding are making repairs.

Met Office spokesman Dave Britton said those worst affected by the flooding caused by Storm Babet could see ‘a couple of quieter days’.

Mr Britton said more settled weather on Monday could allow some respite and a chance for recovery.

He added: ‘There is this pulse of rain moving its way north overnight later on Monday and into Tuesday, but the rest of the week does look like it remains rather unsettled with spells of rain at times.’

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