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

18:05  08 november  2019
18:05  08 november  2019 Source:   inews.co.uk

Woman dead in floods was former High Sheriff of Derbyshire

  Woman dead in floods was former High Sheriff of Derbyshire A woman who died after being caught in floodwater has been named as Annie Hall, a former High Sheriff of Derbyshire. © Other Annie Hall's family say they are 'in great shock and grieving' She was swept away by the River Derwent in Darley Dale, near Matlock.Emergency services were called in the early hours of Friday, and her body was found further downstream a short time later. © Getty An aerial view of the flooding in Doncaster Mrs Hall's family say they are "in great shock and grieving".

They were responding to reports a woman had been swept away in the flooding and found at body at about 10.40 am . The family of the woman have been informed but formal In Derbyshire , the River Derwent has burst its banks and has caused serious flooding problems along the length of the county.

A woman was found dead in flood water on Friday after severe storms brought a month's rainfall in less than “The woman was reported as having been swept away by flood water in Rowsley and the body of The greatest concern was for homes in six areas around the River Don near the town of

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The body of a woman was recovered in Derbyshire by police, after apparently being swept away by floodwater.

The woman, who has not been identified, was recovered in Darley Dale, near Matlock, as parts of the Midlands and northern England were battered by a month's worth of rain in one day.

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She 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.

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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".

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Dangerous rain

Fire and Rescue service members walk through flood water to rescue residents in Doncaster, Yorkshire, as parts of England endured a month's worth of rain in 24 hours (Photo: PA Wire)

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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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.

The average monthly rainfall total for Yorkshire at this time of year is 89mm.

'Almost biblical'

A teenager rides his bike through floodwater in Doncaster (Photo: PA Wire)

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."

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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.

Pictured is flood water in Bentley, Doncaster, on Friday. Flood defences put in place in South Yorkshire managed to significantly reduce the impact of Thursday's floods David Geczi is a director of wholesaler Centurion, whose warehouse is based at the end of the street nearest to the River Don.

The body of a man has been found after he was swept away by a flash flood in Shropshire. The Environment Agency warned the public to stay away from swollen rivers and not to try to drive through rainwater. There are currently seven flood warnings in place for the Midlands and 48 less serious

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.

"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."

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.

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.

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.

Additional reporting from Press Association.

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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