1. ITV Report

Britain braced for further flooding as ex-hurricane Bertha hits

By Simon Harris: ITV News Correspondent

Britain has been warned to expect an early taste of Autumn tomorrow as the country is battered by the fallout from a tropical storm.

Heavy rain last night left some areas in Yorkshire and Cambridgeshire flooded. Credit: Walter Gunston/Twitter

Much of the UK can expect heavy rain and strong winds as the aftermath of Hurricane Bertha makes landfall.

The Met Office has warned of rough seas at some seaside resorts and a risk of falling branches from trees.

And the British Red Cross said hundreds of volunteers are on standby to provide flood relief amid fears some may need to be evacuated from their homes.

The unwanted interruption to Summer began with a serious of flash floods and power cuts in parts of northern and eastern England yesterday.

Drivers were forced to abandon their cars at Bradford in West Yorkshire, while traffic on the busy A14 in Cambridgeshire was a reduced to a crawl as the dual carriageway became swamped.

Peter Cockram, from March, says 40 years of keepsakes were lost in floods.

Families accross East Anglia were counting the cost of flooded homes today.

Peter Cockram, from March, said: 'I think everything that we've worked for in our 40 years of marriage is more less going to go out the door in a skip.' The Met Office said an area of low pressure, Bertha's legacy, would hit South West England at dawn tomorrow.

Forecaster Greg Dewhurst told ITV News: 'We're looking at an inch or two of rain so it may lead to some localised flooding issues.

The winds may reach around gale force across coastal areas which may increase the wave size so it may be a bit dangerous towards some beaches. And also this may blow off some branches across some trees as well.

The last time we saw a system at this time in August was about 2004, so we usually get them every five to ten years.

– Greg Dewhurst, Met Office