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U.K. Flooding Swamps Hundreds of Homes

November 26, 2012; 8:10 AM ET

The latest shot of heavy rain has inundated hundreds of homes in the U.K.

The storms killed two people, one by falling tree and one by drowning, the BBC News website said.

Waves of heavy rain have hammered the British Isle since early last week, with some of the heaviest rain pelting southwestern England and Wales Saturday and Sunday.

The number of homes flooded over the weekend reached 816, according to the BBC.

A Highways Agency worker unblocks a drain on a flooded road near Plymouth, Cornwall, England, on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012 (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

As of Monday, there were about 210 flood warnings and another 300 flood alerts, the website said, as rain continued to fall.

Areas of greatest concern for forecast heavy rainfall were north east England and north Wales, where potential was seen for a further 2 to 3 inches of rain.

Rainfall since Friday reached 3.7 inches at Plymouth, Cornwall, data accessed by AccuWeather.com showed. Normal rainfall for the month of November in Plymouth is about 4.5 inches.

Amounts in neighboring Devon topped 3 inches.

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