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Sunday, 3 February, 2002, 18:35 GMT
In pictures: Storms hit the UK
Britain's coasts continue to be battered by strong winds, causing trouble at sea and flood warnings in many areas.

Crews from two vessels have had to be rescued, two men are missing and 64 passengers were stranded on a ferry for more than 20 hours because it could not dock.

Maltese-registered Kodima
A Russian crew was forced to abandon a cargo ship

Cargo ship Kodima
It ran aground in Cornwall amid fears of an oil spill

Helicopter drops rescue team
The salvage crew are winched on to the stricken Kodima

Landslide blocks the A465 Heads of the Valleys road at Clydach near Abergavenny
Heavy rain caused a landslide in south Wales

River Usk
The River Usk burst its banks in Abergavenny in Wales

The Wirral
A man braves the elements on the Wirral seafront

Blackpool's Golden Mile
Blackpool's sodden Golden Mile caused driving problems

See also:

02 Feb 02 | Wales
Warning of more floods to come
29 Jan 02 | UK
Gales clean-up begins
28 Jan 02 | Scotland
Power cut as storms hit Scotland
28 Jan 02 | Northern Ireland
Storms cause power cuts
27 Jan 02 | UK
Gales whipping up over UK
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