08 November 2019 16:34
Body pulled from flood water near banks of the River Derwent in Derbyshire A total of 242 flood warnings were put in place this morning as severe weather batters north of England. Derbyshire was hit by severe flooding after the River Derwent bursts its banks (Picture: PA) The River Don in Doncaster also burst its banks after severe rain fall hit Yorkshire (Picture:Getty Images) Four flood warnings are in place in Doncaster after heavy rain (Picture: Getty Images) A man ushers a bin through flood water on Yarborough Terrace in Doncaster as parts of England endured a month's worth of rain in 24 hours (Picture: PA) A bed in the window of a shop stands in flood waters after the River Don burst its banks (Picture: Getty Images) A severe 'danger to life' flood warning was also issued at four locations in Doncaster this morning after heavy rain. As a result, Doncaster council has told people along the river near St Oswald Church to evacuate their homes immediately. The agency said that river levels have risen significantly and flooding of property and roads is likely this morning with a warning in place until midday. Some areas saw a month's worth of rainfall (Picture: South Yorkshire Police) Homes are severely flooded as raging flood water rises in the village of Whiston near Sheffield picture: SWNS) Flooding near Meadowhall in Sheffield, where people were trapped overnight (Picture: steveburley) The severe weather has caused traffic disruption, with Northern Rail warning people not to travel on five lines.
Parts of Yorkshire and the Midlands are waking up to their wettest day in years, with flooding and home evacuations having continued overnight. After regions were hit with traffic chaos amid road closures on Thursday, more of the same was expected for several areas in the Friday morning rush hour after the deluge continued for much of the night. On Thursday, flooding in Sheffield left hundreds of people trapped over night in the city's Meadowhall Shopping centre. A woman has died after being swept away by flood water in Derbyshire as parts of England were overwhelmed with a month's worth of rain over 24 hours. A spokesperson said: "Emergency services were called to a stretch of the River Derwent in the early hours of this morning after a woman was reported as having been swept away by flood water." Yorkshire and the Midlands were the worst affected areas, with six severe "danger to life" warnings in place following Thursday's torrential downpour.
Homes evacuated as flooding chaos strikes England Show all 25 left Created with Sketch. Residents on Yarborough Terrace in Doncaster were having to be rescued from their homes by boats on Friday as waist-high water filled the street. Parts of South Yorkshire remain most at-risk, with six severe warnings around the River Don predicting properties and roads face further flooding. Parts of Yorkshire and the Midlands experienced their wettest day in years and travel disruption is expected to follow Thursday's downpour. There were more than 30 flood warnings in place for Nottinghamshire, though none were near Sutton-in-Ashfield where Boris Johnson visited on his campaign trail on Friday. An additional 35 homes in Mansfield were evacuated as a precaution after a mudslide in the area, while residents in around 25 homes in Worksop were also ordered to flee due to the risk of flooding. Good morning and welcome to The Independent's live blog on the effects of the heavy rain which lashed the UK on Thursday. An Environment Agency rain gauge showed Swineshaw in the Peak District saw 4.4in (112mm) of rain on Thursday - the highest total of anywhere across England - while flood-hit parts of Sheffield experienced 3.4in (85mm) during the same period. Dozens trapped in shopping centre overnight as UK floods bring 'danger to to life' warnings Cautions expected to remain in place over next few days As of Friday morning, the Environment Agency had 121 flood warnings in place, as well as three severe "danger to life" warnings relating to the River Don at Kirk Bramwith, South Bramwith and the Willow Bridge caravan site, which are all in Doncaster. Northern Rail said that, due to heavy flooding, there would be "severe disruption" to their network. "The rain is easing and moving south but obviously the impact of that will continue to be felt." At least 35 homes in Mansfield were evacuated as a precaution after a mudslide in the area, while residents in around 25 homes in Worksop were also ordered to flee due to the risk of flooding. A very long, cold and hard working night." In Yorkshire, Doncaster Council told people in parts of Kirk Sandall to "evacuate immediately" at around 7am after the River Don breached its banks. South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said they rescued more than 100 stranded people on Thursday night, with around 500 calls to its control room between 10pm and 4am. Doncaster Council has warned some residents to evacuate their homes because the River Don is breaching its banks near St Oswald Church at Kirk Sandall. A resident inspects floodwater on his doorstep in Bentley, north of Doncaster (Reuters) The council tweeted: "There is a Severe Flood Warning in place for Sandal Grove, Old Kirk Sandall. "Residents in these areas are advised to evacuate immediately." Rail operator Northern has issued "do not travel" advice for passengers using five lines on its network hit by the deluge. Advertisement Pictures show the challenges faced by people in the areas which bore the brunt of the flooding: Emergency responders ferry people to safety on the A633 by Rotherham, South Yorkshire (Reuters) A resident carries a dog to safety on Yarborough Terrace in Doncaster, South Yorkshire (Press Association) Torrential rain led to a mudslide in Mansfield, forcing the evacuation of residents along Bank End Close (Simon Cooper/PA) At least 10 houses were flooded in the village of Whiston in Rotherham and several cars were left partially submerged by surging water which looked like a "log flume ride", locals said. The chief executive of Timpson, the shoe repairs and key cutting high street firm, has said its shops in Worksop in Nottinghamshire are under water following the heavy rain and will be closed until next week. James Timpson tweeted: "I've spoken to the team to arrange shop fitters to get there ASAP." Saskia Hazelwood, 17, from Doncaster, told the PA news agency she was among those stranded in Sheffield's Meadowhall shopping centre. She said: "When we got to Meadowhall it was very hectic and we heard about the flooding and saw the river about to burst.