In Pictures: Widespread flooding as Storm Dennis strikes

Storm Dennis brought flooding disruption to many parts of the country at the weekend, with roads closed and rail services cancelled, while South Wales residents were warned the situation was “life-threatening”.

Rescue operations under way in Nantgarw, Wales
Rescue operations under way in Nantgarw, Wales (Ben Birchall/PA)
A family is taken to safety after flooding in Nantgarw
A family is taken to safety after flooding in Nantgarw (Ben Birchall/PA)
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A member of the public and their dogs are rescued (Ben Birchall/PA)
A firefighter carries a dog to safety
A firefighter carries another dog to safety (Ben Birchall/PA)
Waves pound against the harbour wall at Porthcawl, Wales
Waves pound against the harbour wall at Porthcawl, Wales (Ben Birchall/PA)
Soldiers from the Highlanders, 4th Battalion, the Royal Regiment of Scotland in Mytholmroyd assisting with flood defences, in the Upper Calder Valley in West Yorkshire
Soldiers from the Highlanders, 4th Battalion, the Royal Regiment of Scotland in Mytholmroyd assisting with flood defences, in the Upper Calder Valley in West Yorkshire (Danny Lawson/PA)
Soldiers help with the flood relief effort in Mytholmroyd
Soldiers help with the flood relief effort in Mytholmroyd (Danny Lawson/PA)
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The Dartford Bridge in Kent was closed due to Storm Dennis (Gareth Fuller/PA)
An uprooted tree in south London
An uprooted tree in south London (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
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