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UK News Woman’s body recovered from floodwater as month’s rain falls in 24 hours

16:50  08 november  2019
16:50  08 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

Determined mobility scooter user spotted driving through floodwaters in Sheffield

  Determined mobility scooter user spotted driving through floodwaters in Sheffield A video of a mobility scooter user bravely driving through flood waters in Sheffield has become a viral internet sensation. Stephanie Jubb captured the moment the older woman driving the assistance vehicle ploughed through deep water on Chesterfield Road in the Woodseats area of the city. Residents in communities acrossnorthern England have been subjected to “almost biblical” weather over the last 24 hours. Sheffield is one of the worst affected areas, with the city engulfed by dangerous conditions since Thursday afternoon.

Reporter Logan Church has the latest from the West Coast, which has been inundated by heavy rainfall .

“The rain has fallen on areas where the ground is already saturated and river levels are very high,” an EA Both roads were expected to remain closed for 24 hours . Coastguard teams helped evacuate “We’ re looking at potentially a month ’ s rainfall coming in a day,” he said. “That’ s falling on ground

a person standing in front of a building: People try to negotiate floodwater in Yarborough Terrace in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, as parts of England endured a month’s worth of rain in 24 hours (Danny Lawson/PA) © Danny Lawson People try to negotiate floodwater in Yarborough Terrace in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, as parts of England endured a month’s worth of rain in 24 hours (Danny Lawson/PA)

A woman has died after apparently being swept away by floodwater, as parts of the Midlands and northern England were battered by a month’s worth of rain in one day.

The body of the woman, who has not been identified, was recovered in Darley Dale, near Matlock, at around 10.40am on Friday, Derbyshire Police said.

She was reported to have been swept away by floodwater in Rowsley in the early hours, as much of the country was hit by torrential downpours.

Torrential rain in England kills 1; floods streets

  Torrential rain in England kills 1; floods streets LONDON (AP) — A woman died after being swept away by surging waters as torrential rain drenched parts of north and central England, swelling rivers, forcing evacuations and disrupting travel for a second day Friday. In the city of Sheffield, 140 miles (228 kms) north of London, the River Don overflowed after 3.4 inches (85 mm) of rain fell on Thursday. About 30 people sought refuge in the Meadowhall shopping center after floodwaters stranded shoppers who had turned up to see Christmas lights switched on. © Provided by The Associated Press A lorry makes its way through floodwater near Meadowhall shopping centre in Sheffield, England, Friday Nov.

The body of a woman has been recovered from flood water in Derbyshire. Emergency services were called to a stretch of the River Derwent in 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).

More than a month ’ s worth of rain fell within 24 hours in some areas. Fallen trees and rising floodwater disrupted roads in Kent, East Anglia and London, and several people had to be rescued from their cars by the emergency services. The most rain recorded in a day was in Lenham, Kent

The death came as the Environment Agency repeated warnings for people to stay away from swollen rivers, with residents describing the deluge as “almost biblical”.

Yorkshire and the Midlands were the worst affected areas, with six severe “danger to life” warnings in place around the River Don as of 1pm.

Fire crews were called in to help guide people to safety, while rail and road users were warned against travelling on certain routes.

Elsewhere, shoppers spent a night stranded in Sheffield’s Meadowhall shopping centre after all routes home were cut off by the floods.

Residents in Toll Bar, near the town of Doncaster, described Thursday’s downpour as “almost biblical”, while others made comparisons with deluges which devastated communities in the summer of 2007.

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  ‘Unsettled’ week ahead with more rain forecast Sunday is expected to be dry and sunny across the UK but rain is expected overnight.Met Office meteorologist Sophie Yeomans said while Sunday is forecast to be dry and sunny across the UK, more rain is expected to hit the country overnight.

Up to four inches of rain hit Cumbria overnight, while south-west Scotland, Northern Ireland and Lancashire also experienced unusually Summer soaking: Torrential downpours drench the north as month ' s worth of rain falls in 24 hours forcing residents to abandon homes as rivers burst their banks.

More than a month ’ s worth of rain fell within 24 hours in some areas. Fallen trees and rising floodwater disrupted roads in Kent, East Anglia and London, and several people had to be rescued from their cars by the emergency services. The most rain recorded in a day was in Lenham, Kent

The Environment Agency reduced its number of flood warnings – meaning flooding is expected – to below the 100 mark by 11am on Friday, with forecasters predicting that the worst of the rain had been and gone.

Swineshaw in the Peak District saw 112mm of rainfall during Thursday – the highest total of anywhere across England – while flood-hit parts of Sheffield experienced 85mm during the same period.

a person sitting on a boat with a dog: A dog is carried to safety on Yarborough Terrace in Doncaster (Danny Lawson/PA) © Provided by The Press Association A dog is carried to safety on Yarborough Terrace in Doncaster (Danny Lawson/PA)

The average monthly rainfall total for Yorkshire at this time of year is 89mm, although forecasters have predicted the worst of the rain has been and gone.

The Environment Agency said river levels peaked in Sheffield and Rotherham overnight and are starting to fall, although they are still high in the Doncaster area, with further flood impacts anticipated over the coming 24 hours as water travels downstream.

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  Flood-battered regions due ‘respite’ from rain, but cold weather is on the way The Met Office described ‘quite a messy picture’ ahead.Met Office meteorologist Steven Keates described it as “quite a messy weather picture” with a mix of low temperatures, frost, rain and even the potential of snow in some places.

MADISON — Searchers on Tuesday recovered the body of a man who was wrenched away from More than 11 inches (28 centimeters) of rain fell overnight in places in or around Madison Search for man swept away by floodwaters in Madison. The weather service said it suspects that the downpour

Month ' s worth of rain falls in 24 hours in the soggy South East and it' s still tipping down Nearly three inches or 65mm fell in parts of Britain in just 12-hours Met Office raised warning level for London and South East of England to the second highest level Britain was lashed by more than a month ’ s worth of rain in just 24 hours yesterday bringing

Toll Bar Post Office worker Kathleen Overton, 61, told the PA news agency: “It was almost biblical, I would say. You were just looking out of your window in disbelief at how much of it was coming down.

“People’s cars were getting submerged in the water, gardens were ruined, you couldn’t drive anywhere. It was carnage.”

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.

Jason Richards, 44, described how water slowly trickled along “like a shadow” before eventually filling the street.

“I swept it up with the broom at first, but every time I brushed it away more water just kept on coming back,” he said.

a close up of a map: (PA Graphics) © Provided by The Press Association (PA Graphics)

“You often hear people say that the water piles up really quickly, but here it was more like a shadow, slowly making its way down the road.”

One woman, who has lived in her home on the street for more than 20 years, said: “I’ve never known it to be this bad.”

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.

Derbyshire flooding: woman found dead in River Derwent after being swept away by floods

  Derbyshire flooding: woman found dead in River Derwent after being swept away by floods The unnamed woman was found at around 10.40am on Friday, Derbyshire Police said , and was reported to have been swept away by floodwater in Rowsley in the early hours, as much of the country was hit by torrential downpours. © Provided by Johnston Publishing Ltd The death came as the Environment Agency repeated warnings for people to stay away from swollen rivers, with residents describing the deluge as "almost biblical".

Floodwaters start receding from parts of the southern Indian city of Chennai days after it experienced a respite from rain . It hasn't rained in Chennai for 24 hours and with the sun out, the water levels have begun dipping in many parts of the city.

The torrential conditions - which saw a month ’ s worth of rain fall in just a few hours - forced some to abandon their cars and homes and seek emergency Houses in Donegal were destroyed, trees were blown down and roads were washed away due to the force of the floods . Hundreds of people were

Elsewhere, around 30 people sought refuge in the Meadowhall shopping centre in Sheffield due to gridlocked traffic outside, as the extreme weather conditions meant those turning up for the Christmas lights switch-on were left stranded.

Shopper Saskia Hazelwood, 17, from Doncaster, told PA she and her friends “instantly started panicking” when they saw there was no way of getting home.

She said: “At the start we thought it would be fun, a nice sleepover, something to certainly remember, but after 14 hours of being stranded in Meadowhall we just couldn’t wait to get home, get into our own beds, feel safe again, and catch up on sleep.”

a person in a garden: A mudslide which has forced the evacuation of residents along Bank End Close, Mansfield (Simon Cooper/PA) © Provided by The Press Association A mudslide which has forced the evacuation of residents along Bank End Close, Mansfield (Simon Cooper/PA)

Sheffield was particularly badly hit during flooding in summer 2007, which saw millions of pounds spent on prevention schemes.

Yet it was again hit by some of the most dramatic scenes on Thursday, with a number of roads left impassable to traffic, cars stranded in floodwater and gridlock resulting on many routes.

There were more than 30 flood warnings in place for Nottinghamshire, though none were near Sutton-in-Ashfield where Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited on his election campaign trail on Friday.

'Danger to life': Seven severe flood warnings remain after deluge

  'Danger to life': Seven severe flood warnings remain after deluge There remains a "danger to life" in parts of South Yorkshire after some areas had a month's rainfall in 24 hours.Seven severe flood warnings are in place - all of them on the River Don, in and around Doncaster.

In Seathwaite, 218mm of rain had fallen on already saturated ground by lunchtime, and the deluge was expected to continue until daybreak today The worst-hit areas have been Seathwaite and Honister in Cumbria, which saw 10 per cent more than the average monthly rainfall descend in just 24 hours .

Dozens of flood warnings and alerts were in place as heavy rain continued to fall on ground already saturated after three Britain was braced for severe disruption today with up to a month ' s rain set to fall in 24 hours . We would also ask people to remember to stay away from floodwater , and do not

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.

In Lincolnshire, the River Witham had risen so much that residents said they were able to see swans swimming up to the edge of their properties.

animal on the water: Swans on an overflowing River Witham in Lincoln (@chelss_fosterr/Twitter/PA) © Provided by The Press Association Swans on an overflowing River Witham in Lincoln (@chelss_fosterr/Twitter/PA)

One resident, Chelsea Foster, 23, told PA: “I didn’t realise how high the water actually was until I went out and there was a group of them right next to my wall, they were that close I could touch them.”

Rail operator Northern issued “do not travel” advice to passengers, with services between Hull, Leeds, Lincoln and Manchester affected.

But forecasters offered some respite.

Alex Burkill, meteorologist with the Met Office, said: “Some places have seen a month’s worth of rain in one day.

“The rain is easing and moving south but obviously the impact of that will continue to be felt.”

– For latest information on flooding, visit https://www.gov.uk/check-flood-risk, call Floodline on 0345 988 1188 or follow @EnvAgency on Twitter

Residents told to leave homes as downpours bring floods across northern England .
Residents told to leave homes as downpours bring floods across northern EnglandDozens 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.

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