Storm Desmond forced thousands to flee from home in UK


Who: Storm Desmond
Where: United Kingdom
What: Struck
When: First Week of December 2015

Storm Desmond: An active European windstorm
Storm Desmond wreaked havoc in parts of Northern Ireland, north Wales, southern Scotland and north-west England in the first week of December 2015. Cumbria and Lancashire were the worst affected counties, with severe flooding.

Desmond brought exceptionally heavy rainfall that led to flooding has killed at least 2 and injured several. It also pushed thousands to flee from their homes. Flooding, landslide and high winds led to the suspension of hundreds of rail services across the country.

To rescue people trapped by floods that have deluged parts of the country in the wake of Storm Desmond, Britain has deployed army personnel, lifeboats and a military helicopter.