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Storm With 106-mph Gusts Hits Flooded Britain

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February 12, 2014 AT 11:52 AM
Britain's weather service says it sees the tentacles of climate change in a spate of storms and floods battering the country, but has stopped short of saying that global warming directly caused the extreme conditions. The latest round of bad weather slammed into Britain's west coast on Wednesday with torrential rain and winds gusting up to 106 mph. Trucks were toppled, trees were felled and a major chunk of the railway was closed. England, which has been lashed by wind and rain since December, had its wettest January since records began in 1766.