Man dies as Storm Dennis hits UK Feb 17, 2020 0 728 12345 AFPLondonA MAN died after falling into a river on Sunday as Storm Dennis swept across Britain with the army drafted in to help deal with heavy flooding and high winds. The man fell into the River Tawe, in south Wales, police said.“A male has fallen into the river at #Ystradgynlais at approximately 10am this morning and has sadly be found deceased further along the river in the Tebanos area,” Dyfed Powys Police said in a tweet.The government weather agency earlier issued a rare red warning for the area, saying there was a risk of “significant impacts from flooding” that included a “danger to life from fast flowing water, extensive flooding to property and road closures”.A record 594 flood warnings and alerts were in place on Sunday, extending from Scotland’s River Tweed to Cornwall in southwest England.Winds of over 90 miles per hour (150 kilometres per hour) were recorded in Aberdaron, south Wales.Pictures circulated on social media showed the nearby River Taff bursting its banks, while rescue workers rushed to get people trapped in their homes in Powys to safety.“The forecast is for very significant levels of rain, especially in the eastern valleys of South Wales,” said Jeremy Parr, from government body Natural Resources Wales.“Impacts could be severe overnight, and everyone should take the warnings extremely seriously,” he added.Police declared major incidents in parts of Wales and England, with landslides also reported. Roads and railways were badly affected by the downpours and winds, having barely recovered from a similar storm last week. RELATED ARTICLES Taiwan records first coronavirus death as global toll passes 1,600 Feb 17, 2020 0 495 UN chief ‘deeply concerned’ over Pakistan-India tensions in Kashmir Feb 17, 2020 0 834 Americans leave quarantined Japan ship as virus cases hit 355 Feb 17, 2020 0 68 Kim Jong-un in first appearance in weeks as coronavirus rages next door Seoul: North Korea’s Kim Jong-un marked the birth anniversary of the country’s former leader on Sunday, in his first reported public appearance in over three weeks as a deadly coronavirus rages in neighbouring China. .. Hungary’s Orban vows to plant 10 trees for every newborn AFP Budapest Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban vowed on Sunday to plant 10 trees for every newborn, in a move to address climate change. The announcement was part of the “climate action plan” which the government .. Former US Justice officials call for Barr’s resignation AFP Washington Over a thousand former Justice Department officials have signed a statement calling on Donald Trump’s attorney general to resign over his interference in the sentencing of the president’s ally Roger ..