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UK News Residents told to leave homes as downpours bring floods across northern England

14:05  08 november  2019
14:05  08 november  2019 Source:   reuters.com

UK floods: More rain on the way as Met Office issues more severe warnings

  UK floods: More rain on the way as Met Office issues more severe warnings The warnings come as communities are still recovering from last week's floodsForecasters have issued new yellow warnings of rain for Yorkshire and the Humber, and the East Midlands, as the regions are still recovering from the “biblical” downpours that caused widespread floods late last week.

Parts of northern England endure a month's worth of rain in 24 hours, leaving people stranded. People are being evacuated from their homes and there is chaos on the roads and trains after torrential downpours flooded parts of northern More than 100 flood warnings are in place across England .

Residents have had to leave their homes following a mudslide. Chris Wilding, flood duty manager at the Environment Agency, said: "Heavy rain could lead to surface water and river flooding across parts of northern England today and into tomorrow, particularly in parts of Yorkshire, Greater

a bridge over a body of water: General view shows the Rotherham locks, in Rotherham © Reuters/JON SUPER General view shows the Rotherham locks, in Rotherham

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain issued more than 100 flood warnings on Friday, with residents in parts of northern England advised to evacuate their homes amid concern that lives were in danger, after deluges brought a month's rainfall in less than 24 hours.

a train crossing a bridge over a body of water: General view shows the River Don in central Rotherham, near Sheffield © Reuters/JON SUPER General view shows the River Don in central Rotherham, near Sheffield

Dozens were trapped in a shopping centre in the city of Sheffield overnight after becoming stranded and about 100 others were rescued from another mall nearby by firefighters in inflatable dinghies.

More rain forecast as cut-off villagers urged to leave their homes

  More rain forecast as cut-off villagers urged to leave their homes The Environment Agency does not expect flood waters in Fishlake to start to go down for at least the next 24 hours. The council’s statement came after villagers complained about a lack of support from the local authority.The dispute heightened as the Met Office said  on Sunday that more rain is expected to hit the UK overnight.It has issued yellow weather warnings for heavy rain on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. All cover the South Yorkshire area and the crucial catchment area of the River Don, which remains high along its length.A yellow severe weather warning for #rain has been issued: https://t.

UK flooding : Residents have had to leave their homes following a mudslide. Authorities in parts of northern Scotland had to bring out the snow ploughs after they were hit by a sizeable snowfall. This weather map for Thursday morning shows severe downpours stretching across much of England

DONCASTER residents have been warned to evacuate their homes immediately after the River Doncaster Council urged residents in parts of Kirk Sandall to leave their homes after the river The downpours also caused mayhem for drivers with vehicles abandoned in the floodwater (Image: PA).

a fire hydrant on the side of a building: A general view of road closure in a flooded area of Bentley, north of Doncaster © Reuters/CRAIG BROUGH A general view of road closure in a flooded area of Bentley, north of Doncaster

The greatest concern was for homes in five areas around the River Don near the town of Doncaster where the authorities said persistent rain had caused severe flooding as water levels reached record highs and posed a danger to life.

a close up of a brick building: A resident looks at the floodwater at his doorstep in Bentley, north of Doncaster © Reuters/CRAIG BROUGH A resident looks at the floodwater at his doorstep in Bentley, north of Doncaster

"Residents in these areas are advised to evacuate immediately," Doncaster Council said. "We advise people to seek shelter with family and friends. Rest centres have been established."

a man and a woman standing in front of a building: Residents walk though a flooded street in Bentley, north of Doncaster © Reuters/CRAIG BROUGH Residents walk though a flooded street in Bentley, north of Doncaster

While most of the serious flooding affected central and northern England, there were more than 100 other alerts across the country where the Environment Agency cautioned that flooding was possible.

Doncaster flood victims describe being rescued from homes as water filled their street 'like a shadow'

  Doncaster flood victims describe being rescued from homes as water filled their street 'like a shadow' Residents on Yarborough Terrace in Doncaster were rescued from their homes by boats on Friday after torrential rain and flooding swept through the north of England. Residents in communities across northern England have been subjected to the extreme weather that has struck over the last 24 hours. People have been forced from their homes, while shoppers in Sheffield sought sanctuary in a shopping centre overnight and travel routes remain majorly disrupted.Yarborough Terrace resident Jason Richards, 44, described how water slowly trickled along “like a shadow” before eventually filling the street. © Provided by Oath Inc.

Residents should stay put as the city struggles to cope with torrential downpours and flooding - with the situation set to get worse overnight. Residents in Sheffield have been warned to stay inside as a huge deluge of rain and flooding swept across northern England - with more torrential downpours

Across England there are 116 flood warnings in place, with northern England bearing the brunt of the misery. BIBLICAL DOWNPOURS . Derbyshire Police have also warned of widespread flooding and advised motorists not to move Residents have had to leave their homes following a mudslide.

a large brick building: A general view shows a flooded street in Bentley, north of Doncaster © Reuters/CRAIG BROUGH A general view shows a flooded street in Bentley, north of Doncaster

The torrential rain also brought widespread travel disruption with some rail operators issuing a "Do not travel" advice to passengers in places around Sheffield and other affected areas while many roads were also closed.

a car parked in front of a brick building: A car drives through a flooded street in Bentley, north of Doncaster © Reuters/CRAIG BROUGH A car drives through a flooded street in Bentley, north of Doncaster

"Awful to see the terrible flooding across the North of England," Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Twitter. "Thank you to the emergency staff & volunteers helping families through this difficult time."

a long bridge over a body of water: General view shows the Rotherham locks, in Rotherham © Reuters/JON SUPER General view shows the Rotherham locks, in Rotherham

(Reporting by Michael Holden; editing by Costas Pitas)

Floods become UK election issue as parties spar over funding .
LONDON (AP) — British political leaders swapped blame Saturday over floods that have drenched parts of England as the deluge became an issue in the campaign for the Dec. 12 election. Opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn was visiting parts of northern England that were soaked by overflowing rivers after as much as 4.4 inches (112 mm) of rain — more than a month's worth — fell in one day. One woman died when she was swept away by floodwaters. © Provided by The Associated Press Britain's Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks at the Library Theatre in Darwen, north west England, Thursday Nov. 7, 2019, while on the general election campaign trail.

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