As it happened: UK storms

Key Points

  • Two severe flood warnings are in place in south-west England - down from nine earlier in the day
  • In Dawlish, Devon, a section of sea wall under the railway line collapsed, leaving the track suspended in mid-air
  • David Cameron has chaired a meeting of the Cobra emergency committee to consider the government's response
  • First Great Western says all lines between Exeter St Davids and Penzance have been closed because of the adverse weather
  • Western Power Distribution says 8,899 homes across south-west England are without power, the majority of them in Cornwall
  • An amber warning is in place for wind in Wales, south-west England and London and south-east England

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