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Carpenter called Storm Denniss inundated with Facebook messages

PA Media logo PA Media 14/02/2020 By Megan Baynes and Emily Chudy, PA
a screenshot of a social media post: Storm Denniss (Storm Denniss/PA) © Provided by PA Media Storm Denniss (Storm Denniss/PA)

A cabinet maker from North Yorkshire has been the subject of more than 50 abusive messages – because his name is Storm Denniss.

Storm Dennis is forecast to batter large swathes of the country this weekend, with 70mph winds and up to 140mm (5.5in) of rain in some areas.

Mr Denniss, from Whitby, said the number of messages he has been receiving keeps increasing, but he is not offended and can see the funny side.

Messages sent include: “Na pal, stay away from mine this weekend, your kid has already ruined mi fence.”

a screenshot of a cell phone: He has received a number of funny messages from members of the public (Storm Denniss/PA) © Provided by PA Media He has received a number of funny messages from members of the public (Storm Denniss/PA)

Another person messaged: “Listen mate, Storm Ciara has already ****ed up my garden, give us a break.”

Mr Denniss told the PA news agency: “I’ve been sent at least 50.

“I’m not easily offended unless it’s in my face personally. I know for a fact these are jokes so I’m enjoying it.”

He has replied to a few messages, including one promising to “spare” a pub from heavy winds.

The 24-year-old said no-one has commented on his name before now.

a screenshot of a cell phone: He replied to one message, promising to ‘spare’ a pub from the weather (Storm Denniss/PA) © Provided by PA Media He replied to one message, promising to ‘spare’ a pub from the weather (Storm Denniss/PA)

“When I heard it over the radio, I burst out laughing,” he said.

“Everyone I’ve spoken to thinks it’s hilarious.”

His unusual name actually has nothing to do with the weather, and he was not born during a storm.

He said: “That part is a rumour but the real reason is my mum read a book review and a character was called Storm.

“It was a strong name and stayed in her mind, she liked it which is why she chose it.”

a person holding a teddy bear in front of a building: His name was taken from a book review (Storm Denniss/PA) © Provided by PA Media His name was taken from a book review (Storm Denniss/PA)

The Met Office has issued severe weather warnings covering most of the UK this weekend.

A “perfect storm” of heavy rain, strong winds and melting snow could leave hundreds of homes across the UK flooded, experts warned.

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