UK: Thousands Urged to Evacuate Due to Severe Weather

London, Severe flood warnings are in place on England’s east coast and homes are being evacuated as emergency services brace themselves for a storm surge.
According to (BBC), there are 17 of the Environment Agency warnings – meaning there is a threat to life – in Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk.
Residents in Jaywick, Essex, and Great Yarmouth, Norfolk have been told to leave their homes immediately ahead of high tides on Friday evening.
It comes as snow, ice and winds have caused travel problems across the UK.
The government’s flood information service predicts gale force winds will cause large waves, resulting in “potential damage to flood defences and flooding of property”.
It comes as the Met Office has warned of high winds, snow and ice on Friday. There are yellow warnings of ice in place across the UK for the rest of Friday and Saturday.

Source: Qatar News Agency