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UK News Determined mobility scooter user spotted driving through floodwaters in Sheffield

18:05  08 november  2019
18:05  08 november  2019 Source:   uk.news.yahoo.com

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

  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.

'When Bingo opens at 4.30 and a bit of drizzle isn't stopping you': Moment a very determined mobility scooter user powers her way through rising flood water in Suddenly, a woman appears in shot driving her mobility scooter . Much to Ms Jubb and her colleagues' shock, she begins to drive in the

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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.

a car parked on a street: (Stephanie Jubb/Twitter/PA) (Stephanie Jubb/Twitter/PA)

Sheffield is one of the worst affected areas, with the city engulfed by dangerous conditions since Thursday afternoon.

The 25-year-old pharmacy dispenser said she captured the moment by chance, after the woman drove past while she filmed the floodwater building up in the city.

Huge downpours cause transport disruption

  Huge downpours cause transport disruption Train operators are warning passengers not to travel on a number of routes, while motorists have also been urged to take extra care.Several rail lines are blocked due to flooding, leaving thousands of commuters facing a struggle to get to work on Friday morning, with Yorkshire and the North West particularly affected.

A school bus driver moved barricades and drove her bus through a flooded road, delivering her passengers on time but losing her job in the process. A school bus driver in Connecticut was fired this week after she moved barricades to drive her busload of kids down a road covered in floodwater .

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a car covered in snow: A person on a mobility scooter drives through floodwater in Woodseats, Sheffield as parts of England endured a month's worth of rain in 24 hours (Stephanie Jubb/Twitter/PA) © Provided by Oath Inc. A person on a mobility scooter drives through floodwater in Woodseats, Sheffield as parts of England endured a month's worth of rain in 24 hours (Stephanie Jubb/Twitter/PA)

Ms Jubb told PA: “The woman just started driving and we were like ‘she’s not gonna do it, she’s not gonna do it’ and then she just carried on.

“She didn’t even lift her legs up or anything.”

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After a quick trip to the shops the brave woman later returned via the same route - and raced back through the flooding.

Heavy rain brings travel misery to northern England

  Heavy rain brings travel misery to northern England Hours of torrential rain in Sheffield and other parts of South and West Yorkshire have left streets like rivers and some routes impassable. Train services have been affected by flooding across the Pennines and South Yorkshire and tram-train services between Rotherham and Sheffield have also been hit by the weather.The Met Office has issued an amber warning for heavy rain until 6am on Friday for an area between Sheffield, Manchester and Bradford.It has also issued yellow warnings for surrounding regions as it said 40mm of rain had fallen in the Sheffield area between midnight and noon on Thursday.

Mobility scooter spotted driving down a busy main road in Bristol 2 People on a Mobility Scooter almost plough into a car !! Van driver with trailer makes shocking turn into This is the shocking moment a reckless mobility scooter user was captured on camera driving into oncoming

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Ms Jubb continued: “She’s come back through it with her shopping bags, but we didn’t get that on tape.

a person sitting on top of a snow covered car in a parking lot: (Stephanie Jubb/Twitter/PA) © Provided by Oath Inc. (Stephanie Jubb/Twitter/PA)

“The people up north are quite strong. They just carry on doing their daily thing.”

Rain in Sheffield and other parts of South and West Yorkshire, as well as the Midlands, left streets like rivers and some routes impassable.

a person sitting on a bench in the snow: (Stephanie Jubb/Twitter/PA) © Provided by Oath Inc. (Stephanie Jubb/Twitter/PA)

The wet weatherforced motorists to abandon their cars as residents evacuated homes and businesses due to dangerous water levels.

On Thursday, the Met Office releasing amber weather warnings, which were in place until Friday.

On Friday, the body of a woman was recovered from flood water in North East Derbyshireafter the banks of the River Derwent burst.

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.

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