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- Disasters

Last Satur­day (8 Au­gust) was the hottest Au­gust day in the UK for 17 years and the busiest day for the na­tion’s coastguard res­cue teams in four years. Coastguard teams were called out to 340 sep­a­rate in­ci­dents across the coun­try on Satur­day, as record-break­ing tem­per­a­tures re­sulted in packed beaches and coastal towns. Emergency ser­vices said they had to deal with a “wide range of in­ci­dents”, in­clud­ing peo­ple be­ing cut off by the tide and young chil­dren get­ting swept out to sea on in­flat­a­bles.

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