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Weather: Flood Warnings As Rain Lashes UK
A man has died and two women were injured after a falling tree crashed on to two cars in strong winds as forecasters warned of more flooding.
The tree came down on the A332 Windsor Road, near Ascot racecourse, in Berkshire, and smashed through a grey Ford Mondeo and a blue Mini.
The driver of the Mondeo, a 64-year-old man from Sheffield, died of his injuries in hospital. A woman in the front seat is being treated in hospital.
A woman behind the wheel of the Mini had to be cut free by the fire service. Her condition is not believed to be life threatening, said a spokesman for Thames Valley Police.
The Environment Agency warned of flooding in England and Wales as bands of heavy rain sweep in over the weekend. Two flood warnings and 31 flood alerts are in place.
The South West is at most risk after seeing almost an inch of rain in the past 24 hours, and another inch expected overnight.
Because the ground is already saturated following recent storms and one of the wettest summers on record, the rain could lead to more flooding.
Some rivers could flood over the next few days and the Environment Agency expects to issue more flood warnings and alerts for rivers.
The first flood warning is at the River Chew, from Chewstoke to Keynsham.
The second is at the River Ouse, just south of York, which saw near-record river levels last week.
Yorkshire was the area worst hit by last week's floods as more than the average rainfall for September fell in just a few days in many parts.
A couple drowned in a swollen river in Wales and a block of townhouses in Newburn, Newcastle, were condemned to be knocked down after floodwater washed away their foundations.
More than 500 homes and businesses were flooded across England and Wales.