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UK: hundreds of flights cancelled due to Storm Dennis

LONDON, Feb 15 (KUNA) -- Hundreds of flights have been cancelled and the army has been called in as Storm Dennis hits the UK with heavy rain and strong winds amid dozens of flood warnings.
Forecasters say the "perfect storm" could bring a month's rainfall in one day and some parts of the country may see up to 12cm (4.7in), with hundreds of homes at risk of flooding.
The UK is still reeling from the effects of Storm Ciara, which in some places blasted the UK with 97mph winds.
The storm meant many flights were cancelled across the country, including London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
A spokeswoman for easyJet, which has confirmed 234 cancellations, said: "due to forecasted adverse weather conditions caused by Storm Dennis, easyJet, like other airlines, is currently seeing disruption to its flight programme for Saturday February 15th. (end) mrn.mb