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Storm Dennis brings travel disruption to North West region

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Flood warnings are in place across the region as Storm Dennis brings rain and strong winds to some places.

  • Cheshire currently has 7 warnings in place (meaning flooding is expected and immediate action is required) and 11 flood alerts (meaning flooding is possible).
  • Lancashire currently has 0 flood warnings in place and 12 flood alerts.
  • Merseyside currently has 0 flood warnings in place and 4 flood alerts.
  • Greater Manchester has 1 flood warning in place and 8 flood alerts.

Travel has also been disrupted with the Heysham to Douglas ferry cancelled. A final decision will be made on the 8:45pm crossing at 5.30pm this afternoon:

Train stations across the region are warning people to check the latest status on their journey before setting off from home.

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Elsewhere, some residents across the North West say they're relieved to find their flood defences held out against Storm Dennis overnight.

Home owners in Lancashire's Ribble Valley had spent yesterday preparing for the worst, but up until now, they have not been severely affected.