More rain expected as two people die as a result of storms battering Britain
SEVERE winds and torrential rain across the country left two people dead and hundreds forced out of their homes.
Prime Minister David Cameron pledged the Government would 'ensure everything is done to help' as the Environment Agency revealed more than 800 homes were flooded by the weekend's storms.
Two people died in storms – a woman killed by a falling tree in Exeter and a man whose car crashed into a swollen river in Cambridgeshire.
The Met Office has issued an amber weather warning for 50 to 70 mm of rain by the end of today.
More rain, although less heavy than over the weekend, is expected in North Staffordshire and South Cheshire this morning and tonight.
The Environment Agency has issued 125 flood warnings across the Midlands region.
Both the RAC and AA breakdown services reported surges in flood-related call-outs as roads and highways across the country were closed due to perilous standing water.
The AA reported its busiest ever period for flood-related call-outs, attending more than 5,000 breakdowns.