Monday 8 November 2010 By Spacey

UK pleads for aid as rain and wind soaks population right through


Rain reaching London

The UK has urged the international community to provide emergency aid after rain and stormy winds left people soaking wet through and feeling a little bit miserable.

The country experienced winds of such ferocity that a number 0f leaves and twigs were violently ripped from trees, and one victim has reportedly spent several minutes struggling with his umbrella after it blew inside out.

“We would urge people not to leave their homes unless absolutely necessary,” said a rescue services spokesperson.

“Weather conditions like this can be extremely hazardous to those not taking the proper precautions.”

“We’ve had several reports of water coming in through cat flaps and causing damp patches on doormats and also of a lady whose coat will probably need dry-cleaning after it was splashed by a car that drove through a puddle at the side of the road.”

UK storms

Weather forecasters have warned of further wind and rain over the coming days, and have urged people to take the necessary steps to protect themselves and their property.

“We would urge anyone who has suede shoes or boots to make sure they have sprayed them with protector before going out.”

“If you’re a dog owner, then have some towels ready for when you get in. That way you can dry them off before they shake water and mud on the sofa.”

The remaining X Factor contestants are believed to be recording a version of REM’s Everybody hurts to raise funds for those affected.

A video of them recording the track, interspersed with footage of a women frantically trying to get her washing in off the line will be available to download from tomorrow.

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