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Storm Desmond hits U.K.

Posted On: Dec. 7, 2015 12:00 AM CST

Storm Desmond has hit the United Kingdom and caused widespread damage and destruction, reported The Guardian.

The storm prompted evacuations of people across northern England and Scotland.

Seventeen severe flood warnings were issued in the country's Cumbria and Northumberland regions.

The U.K. Met Office issued its highest red warning for north-west England.

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