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Storm Desmond Hits Britain, Man Dies In North London After Being Blown Into A Bus

05/12/2015 17:46 GMT | Updated 05/12/2016 10:12 GMT

A man has died as Storm Desmond tore through Britain, bringing strong winds and heavy rain which caused Cumbria to declare a major incident.The 90-year-old man, who died near Finchley Central station, north London, is believed to have been blown into the side of a moving bus by a gust of wind, a Scotland Yard spokesman said.

Flooding In Keswick During #StormDesmond

Streets in Keswick have flooded as Cumbria Police help residents in some parts of the town to evacuate their homes http://trib.al/10hA1xt #StormDesmond

Posted by Sky News on Saturday, 5 December 2015

Police in Cumbria, one of the areas worst affected by high winds and rain, have officially declared the weather a "major incident" and residents in some parts have been evacuated as the Met Office issued severe "red" flood alerts. The Met Office has issued red warnings - its highest for severe weather - for parts of Scotland and north west England and transport networks are facing major disruption with a number of road closures.

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