THE Army has been placed on standby over fears Storm Doris will cause flying debris and damage to buildings.The Armed Forces will be on hand to support emergency services in areas hit hardest by the storm, which is expected to bring winds up to 80mph with it when it hits the UK this morning.A spokesman for the Ministry of Defence said it would be on hand to tackle any disruption caused by the severe weather.The MoD spokesman said: “Our Armed Forces are committed and professional and are ready should they be needed to support local authorities in responding to adverse weather in our communities.”Heavy rain will batter the UK today as high winds and pelting rain sweeps across the land, while snow is expected in Scotland.An amber “be prepared” warning has been issued by the Met Office as the country braces itself for Storm Doris.A yellow warning of “be aware” is also in place in the Midlands, northern England, Wales and Scotland as Storm Doris makes her way towards the UK.Winds as fast as 60mph are also expected to batter southern England, and the Met Office may be forced to extend the weather warning to the region.A tree has fallen onto… Read full this story
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