Tributes to storm death victims

Friends and colleagues have paid tribute to the four people killed during a violent storm that hit England and Wales.

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Overnight floods expected as St Jude blows in

The weather maps for today (left) and tomorrow (right) show the scale of the yellow rain warnings and amber wind warnings in place. Credit: Met Office

Surface water floods could strike with up to 4cm of rain predicted to fall within six to nine hours overnight as southern Britain is battered by the worst storm in years.

The storm - ominously named St Jude after the patron saint of lost causes, whose feast day is tomorrow - is expected to bring down trees and cause widespread structural damage.

The Prime Minister earlier chaired a conference call with Transport ministers, the Department for Communities and Local Government and the Cabinet Office on plans to protect people from the storm before it hit.

David Cameron was updated on preparations and contingency plans for transport, local authorities, schools, health and power supplies.

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