Feb 17, 2020 - World

In photos: Deadly Storm Dennis lashes U.K., Ireland and western France

A family is rescued from a property on Oxford Street on February 16, 2020 in Nantgarw, Wales.
A family is rescued from a property in Nantgarw, Wales, on Sunday. The storm comes a week after the U.K. was battered by storm Ciara, which killed two people, per the BBC. Photo: Matthew Horwood/Getty Images

Storm Dennis continued to pummel parts of England, Wales and Ireland over Sunday night with heavy rain after battering Northern Ireland and Scotland, per the official British weather agency the Met Office.

Why it matters: It's the second-strongest nontropical storm ever recorded in the North Atlantic Ocean, with its hurricane-force winds and heavy rains that caused widespread flooding across the U.K., the Washington Post notes. Police in Wales confirmed Sunday they found the body of a man who fell into a river as the storm lashed Ystradgynlais.

A woman looks out of her window as geese swim past in floodwater after the River Severn bursts it's banks in Bewdley, west of Birmingham on February 16
The River Severn burst its banks in Bewdley, west of Birmingham. Photo: Oli Scarff/AFP via Getty Images
 Flood water surrounds grave stones in a graveyard in Tenbury Wells, after the River Teme burst its banks in western England, on February 16, 2020
A graveyard in Tenbury Wells, after the River Teme burst its banks in western England. Photo: Oli Scarff/AFP via Getty Images
A person walks as sea foam washes up on the the frontwalk in Saint-Guenole, western France, as storm Dennis sweeps accross Brittany, on February 16
Dennis has also lashed Brittany in western France. Here's its impact in Saint-Guenole. Photo: Fred Tanneau/AFP via Getty Images
Members of the 4th Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland erect flood barricades in Ilkley, West Yorkshire on February 15, 2020
Members of the 4th Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland erect flood barricades in Ilkley, West Yorkshire. Photo: Oli Scarff/AFP via Getty Images

Flashback: Storm Ciara causes floods and travel disruption in northern Europe

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