Severe flooding is threatening towns in Britain along the River Thames. Soldiers have been brought in to help affected areas.
The video camera washed up on the German North Sea island has been traced to William, a boy from England's Hull region. Germany's DGzRS search and rescue organization says his father has contacted the finders.
Ireland has braced itself for the storm's powerful impact. The hurricane skirted the Azores as it continued on its northeasterly Atlantic course, packing 185 kph winds and threatening torrential rain and floods.
An increased risk of floods and droughts, easier spread for infectious diseases, lower crop yields: Europe must better prepare for the consequences of climate change, says the European Environment Agency (EEA).
Parts of northwest England already hit hard by flooding in recent weeks are under severe flood warnings. More heavy rain has been forecast, as the county of Cumbria records its wettest December in at least 105 years.
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