Torrential downpours flood parts of northern England


Parts of northern England have endured a month’s worth of rain in 24 hours, forcing many to leave their homes.

More than 100 flood warnings are in place across England. The Environment Agency (EA) has urged people to take them seriously.

Five severe warnings – meaning a danger to life – are in place along the River Don in Doncaster.

Here are pictures of some of the affected areas.

Worksop, Nottinghamshire

A flooded street in Worksop

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In Worksop, residents from 25 homes were told to leave after parts of the town centre flooded.

A flooded street in Worksop

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A flooded street in Worksop

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Flooding in Worksop

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Rotherham, South Yorkshire

People are being ferried to safety in Rotherham

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Residents in Rotherham have been told to stay at home and not leave unless asked to do so by emergency services. Some have been taken to safety by boats.

A member of the Fire and Rescue service wades through flood water

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Abandoned cars in Rotherham

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Abandoned cars in Rotherham

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Flood water covered the rail tracks at Rotherham Central train station (below).

Flood water covering the rail tracks at Rotherham Central train station

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Flood water runs off into a canal

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A man is rescued from flood waters

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Some shops in Rotherham have been flooded.

A bed in the window of a shop stands in floodwater

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A man drives a truck through flood waters

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Rail lines around the New York Stadium in Rotherham are blocked due to flooding.

Flooded rail tracks around the New York Stadium in Rotherham

Derbyshire

Tractor through flood water

In Derbyshire, the River Derwent at Chatsworth has reached its highest recorded level and council workers have been putting up sandbags around Matlock and Matlock Bath, where the river is “dangerously high”.

Flooding in Matlock Bath

River Derwent in Belper, Derbyshire

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The River Derwent in Belper (above and below) burst its banks.

River Derwent in Belper, Derbyshire

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Sheffield

Man on bicycle in Sheffield

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Shortly after midnight, Sheffield City Council declared a major incident, saying there was “some water” coming over the top of the River Don’s defences.

Dozens of people spent the night in a shopping centre in Sheffield after torrential downpours flooded the city’s streets.

People stranded in the Meadowhall

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People bedded down on benches and chairs in the Meadowhall centre, while others tried throughout the night to get home in cars or taxis.

People bedding down in Meadowhall centre

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The River Don (seen below in Kirk Sandall) has hit its highest recorded level, currently at just over 6.3m, higher than it was in 2007 when it also flooded.

The River Don

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Doncaster, South Yorkshire

A flooded street in Doncaster

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A woman stands with sandbags outside her house

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Residents walk through flood water

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The River Don was close to bursting its banks in Barnby Dun, near Doncaster (below).

The River Don

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