In Pictures: Storm Desmond batters parts of Britain
Britain deployed army personnel, lifeboats and a military helicopter on Sunday (Dec 6) to rescue people trapped by Storm Desmond which has left a trail of destruction, resulting in road closures, power cuts and flooded homes. Hardest hit were Cumbria and other parts of north-west England, where towns and villages were flooded with water that reached waist height in some places.
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