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UK News Flooded parts of England prepare for 'danger to life' rain

08:05  14 november  2019
08:05  14 november  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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.

Parts of the East Midlands and Yorkshire have been warned that they could see further devastating floods . The Met Office has issued a warning that there could be a danger to life in parts Meanwhile, as Yorkshire prepared for more rain , parts of England and Wales were experiencing snow.

flooded and more than 1,200 properties evacuated across parts of northern England in the past Five of the most serious “ danger to life ” alerts were stood down along the River Don in South A Met Office yellow weather warning for rain stretches across much of the country over the next 48 hours and that the country had to prepare for more floods this winter because the ground is so waterlogged.

a view of a snow covered mountain: Parts of England, such as Fishlake in Doncaster, endured a month's worth of rain in 24 hours © PA Parts of England, such as Fishlake in Doncaster, endured a month's worth of rain in 24 hours Parts of the East Midlands and Yorkshire have been warned that they could see further devastating floods.

The Met Office has issued a warning that there could be a danger to life in parts of the region that are still recovering from floods which began last week.

A yellow weather warning for rain is in place for areas around Nottingham, Sheffield and Doncaster from 9am today.

Video: Flooded areas in north of England braced for more rainfall (Evening Standard)

The heaviest of the rain is expected to hit the area between 9am and 10am and continue throughout the day.

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.

Almost 50 flood warnings are in place across England as South Yorkshire prepares for more rain after widespread flooding wreaked havoc over the weekend. Many parts of Fishlake, near Doncaster, remained under 3 feet of water on Sunday and almost half of the village’s 700 residents

Five severe flood warnings remain in place around Doncaster, warning of a danger to life in the areas around the River Don at Bentley, Fishlake, Kirk A car floating in the water on the outskirts of Fishlake, Doncaster, as parts of England endured a month's worth of rain in 24 hoursCredit: PA:Press

Forecasters are predicting between 35mm and 45mm of rainfall, and 33 flood warnings are in place across the region after the Met Office warned there could be a risk to life "because these areas are very waterlogged already".

Met Office meteorologist Luke Miall said "the worst of the winter weather has now moved through" the South West, but "it's the same one that's going to push its way north and will affect the flooded areas from last week".

a car parked on the side of a road: Snow fell in Ebbw Vale in Wales on Wednesday evening © Other Snow fell in Ebbw Vale in Wales on Wednesday evening

He added: "Even some amount of rain could cause rivers to rise."

It comes after the prime minister was criticised for his response to the flooding.

Boris Johnson visited Stainforth, South Yorkshire, on Wednesday and one woman helping the recovery effort told him: "You've not helped us up to press. I don't know what you're here today for."

Floods become UK election issue as parties spar over funding

  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.

Five severe flood warnings remain in place around Doncaster, warning of a danger to life in the areas around the River Don at Bentley, Fishlake, Kirk A car floating in the water on the outskirts of Fishlake, Doncaster, as parts of England endured a month's worth of rain in 24 hoursCredit: PA:Press

BRITAIN is set for another battering from the rain later this week as the Met Office has issued two “ danger to life ” flood warnings for Wednesday While this won’t be a bad as recent downpours which saw widespread flooding in parts of England it will cause some problems with localised flooding .

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Another said to him: "You've took your time, Boris, haven't you?" Mr Johnson had insisted: "We've been on it round the clock".

More than 100 soldiers have been sent to South Yorkshire to help residents clean up and, during a visit to the town of Fishlake later in the day, Mr Johnson promised: "We will get people back on their feet."

Meanwhile, as Yorkshire prepared for more rain, parts of England and Wales were experiencing snow.

Dartmoor was covered in snow on Wednesday evening and police in the Welsh town of Ystradgynlais warned people to travel only if necessary after the weather saw several people stranded.

The Met office issued a yellow warning for snow, saying some roads and railways were likely to be affected in higher roads in Wales and the far west of the Midlands.

The snow is expected to fall during the night and could settle on high ground.

Flood risk for parts of the UK over the weekend as more downpours due .
Parts of Britain are due for even more rainfall - and the risk of more flooding - over the weekend. Yellow weather warnings are in place across the country through Saturday, with two inches of rain forecast and due to move north throughout the day. Parts of the East Midlands and the North East are at risk of flooding,the Met Officehas warned, while Wales, central and south-eastern England will escape the worst of the deluge. The bad weather just weeks after parts of the Midlands and north of England were left underwater by flooding. It's a #wet start to the #weekend for many of us, and there's more #rain to come.

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