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Fresh storms batter UK

A new wave of storms has hit coastal areas of the UK, flooding many communities and prompting the government to launch emergency measures. The army was deployed to help bolster flood defences with more storms on the way, threatening the future of many towns and villages in the south west of the country.

Fresh storms batter UK
Waves break over the harbour wall during high tide as people watch on February 9, 2014 in Porthcawl, United Kingdom. (Getty Images)
Fresh storms batter UK
Storm waves break on February 8, 2014 at Porthleven in Cornwall, England. The UK is bracing itself for more storms and spells of rain over the weekend. (Getty Images)
Fresh storms batter UK
A man walks into the strong winds on the beach on February 8, 2014 in Hayle, Cornwall, England. The UK is bracing itself for more storms and spells of rain over the weekend. (Getty Images)
Fresh storms batter UK
Storm waves break on February 8, 2014 at Porthleven in Cornwall, England. The UK is bracing itself for more storms and spells of rain over the weekend. (Getty Images)
Fresh storms batter UK
Storm waves break at Sennen on February 8, 2014 in Cornwall, England. The UK is bracing itself for more storms and spells of rain over the weekend. (Getty Images)
Fresh storms batter UK
Sandbags are placed around the entrance to a cafe in Dawlish on February 8, 2014 in Devon, England. The UK is bracing itself for more storms and spells of rain this weekend. (Getty Images)
Fresh storms batter UK
People gather on the cliffs to watch waves crash over the main Exeter to Plymouth railway line that has been closed due to parts of it being washed away by the sea on February 8, 2014 in Devon, England. The UK is bracing itself for more storms and spells of rain this weekend. (Getty Images)
Fresh storms batter UK
A demolished holiday cabin sits upside down on the seafront at Dawlish on February 8, 2014 in Devon, England. The UK is bracing itself for more storms and spells of rain over the weekend. (Getty Images)
Fresh storms batter UK
Royal Marines from 40 Commando get out of a truck that swerved into a ditch in Moorland as they help with flood defences on the Somerset Levels near Bridgwater on February 7, 2014 in Somerset, England. The UK is bracing itself for more storms and spells of rain over the weekend. (Getty Images)
Fresh storms batter UK
A Land Rover drives through flood waters in Moorland on the Somerset Levels near Bridgwater on February 7, 2014 in Somerset, England. The UK is bracing itself for more storms and spells of rain over the weekend. (Getty Images)
Fresh storms batter UK
Flood waters surround a property in Moorland on the Somerset Levels near Bridgwater on February 7, 2014 in Somerset, England. The UK is bracing itself for more storms and spells of rain over the weekend. (Getty Images)
Fresh storms batter UK
Royal Marines from 40 Commando help build a sandbag wall around a property in Moorland as they help with flood defences on the Somerset Levels near Bridgwater on February 7, 2014 in Somerset, England. The UK is bracing itself for more storms and spells of rain over the weekend. (Getty Images)