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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

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.

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 She was found at around 10.40 am on Friday, Derbyshire Police said, and was reported to have been swept away by floodwater in Rowsley in the

A woman has died during devastating floods in Derbyshire , police have confirmed. Officers were called to a stretch of the River Derwent in the early hours

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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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  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.

The discovery was made after reports of someone being swept away by the River Derwent in Rowsley, North East Derbyshire , on Friday morning. Matlock, a region that has been flooded by torrential rain., saw more than 240 flood warnings issued. A statement from the force read: "The body

A WOMAN has been found dead in Derbyshire after flooding brought chaos to Britain today. Her body was recovered from the River Derwent in “The woman was reported as having been swept away by flood water in Rowsley and the body of what is believed to be the same woman was found

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.

Flood-battered regions due ‘respite’ from rain, but cold weather is on the way

  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.

Derbyshire Police said Mrs Hall’s body was found in the early hours of Friday after she was swept away by water in Darley Dale, near Matlock. She will be hugely missed.’ The village of Fishlake, Doncaster, submerged under flood water (Picture: SWNS). A swollen River Derwent floods a road

There are also 61 flood warnings. This means flooding is expecting with immediate action required. The River Don is seriously affected but so is A woman in Derbyshire has died after reportedly being swept away by waters. Gursimran Hans has taken over live reporting from Amalie Henden.

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."

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".

Woman 's body found in flood water near Darley Dale. A woman ’s body has been pulled from flood water in Derbyshire after reports of someone being swept away by a river , police said. A spokesman said:“The woman was reported as having been swept away by flood water in Rowsley

A woman who was swept away by floodwater during torrential rain from Storm Dennis has been found dead . Natural Resources Wales issued two severe flood warnings for the River Wye at Monmouth, with the water level expected to peak between 3 am and 7 am on Tuesday.

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.

Coffins floating in water at flooded funeral parlour after deluge hits swathes of England .
Coffins were left floating in a flooded funeral parlour as large parts of England battle against a deluge of water. The caskets were swept off their stands at a funeral home in the South Yorkshire village of Fishlake, one of the worst hit places by the past few days of flooding. The Environment Agency has issued more than 50 flood warnings across the country and Yorkshire and the Midlands are set to be battered by more rain on Monday. About 400The caskets were swept off their stands at a funeral home in the South Yorkshire village of Fishlake, one of the worst hit places by the past few days of flooding.

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