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Extreme Weather: Clean-Up After Deadly Storm
A major clean-up is taking place after large parts of England and Wales were battered by heavy rain and gusts of up to 80mph, leaving tens of thousands without electricity.
The South, particularly along the coast, was worst hit as strong winds brought down hundreds of trees and damaged power lines. Some roads and rail lines were closed.
The storm from the Atlantic, which claimed at least three lives, came as parts of the country were warned their flood misery will continue in the coming days.
Around 400 warnings and alerts are still in place in England and Wales, including 14 severe warnings for Berkshire and Surrey and two in Somerset where there is a danger to life.
A 49-year-old woman was killed when part of a building fell on her minicab in central London, while a cruise ship passenger, 85, died when a freak wave crashed into a liner in the English Channel.
In West Cork, Ireland, a 65-year-old man was killed after he was hit by a pole while repairing damage for a phone company.
Meanwhile, in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, a sinkhole measuring 35ft wide and 20ft deep opened up beneath a house, forcing police to evacuate people living nearby.
And more than 30 people had to be rescued from a seafront restaurant in Milford on Sea, Hampshire, after shingle and large rocks blown by the wind shattered windows and a tidal surge flooded the premises. No-one was hurt.
Beach huts in the coastal village were also smashed by the gales.
The Energy Networks Association said "relentless" severe weather had caused some of the worst damage "in decades", with more than 65,000 homes still without power after the latest storm.
Almost one million customers have been affected by the "horrendous" storm damage over the last week, it added.
And despite weather forecasters predicting an "improving picture" with lighter winds and less rain, the Environment Agency said parts of southern, southwest and central England remain at flood risk due to high river levels following the recent heavy rainfall.
In flood-hit Chertsey, Surrey, the Prime Minister met troops who have helped put up temporary flood defences to protect parts of the town.
David Cameron, who chaired a Cobra meeting on Saturday evening, said the relief effort in the next 24 hours would be "vital" as river levels were set to rise again.
He told Sky News: "This is a vast national effort where we're bringing all the resources of our country together.
"What we do in the next 24 hours is vital because tragically the river levels will rise again so every sandbag delivered, every house helped, every flood barrier put in place can make a big difference."
In Wraysbury, Berkshire, where many homes were flooded earlier this week, thousands of sandbags have been stockpiled to hold back the River Thames.
Tests commissioned by Sky News on water collected from the village found it contained 1,000 times more bacteria than the recommended amount for safe swimming water.
Sky News weather producer Joanna Robinson said much of the UK would have a drier and more settled weekend.
She said: "Most places will be dry tonight, but north-west Scotland, Northern Ireland and north-west England will have a few showers, some wintry. A widespread frost will develop under clear skies as the winds fall light, with icy stretches likely.
"Sunday will be much calmer and more settled than recently.
"The UK will have almost unbroken winter sunshine, but Ireland will see cloud increasing from the west with showers or longer spells of rain developing.
"The Northern Isles will also have some blustery showers, with hail, sleet or snow possible.
"Monday will bring further rain and brisk winds to the south and west, with flooding an on-going concern, but it won't be stormy like we've seen recently."
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:: Sky News has a special programme dedicated to the floods crisis every night this week at 7pm.
:: You can also watch the documentary Storm Nation Special at 3am and 8pm on Sunday.
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