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England flooding: More rain due as disruption continues – BBC News, BBC News


        

                                 Rescuers using a boat to get around RotherhamImage copyright                 AFP / Getty Images                                                      
Image caption                                    Rescuers used boats to reach people trapped in Rotherham                             

More rain is set to hit parts of Yorkshire and the Midlands already suffering from the effects of flooding.

The Environment Agency has issued more than 50 flood warnings across the country, including five severe warnings on the River Don in South Yorkshire.

About 400 homes have flooded in Fishlake near Doncaster, while 1, 200 properties have been evacuated.

Ayellow warning for rainremains in place over parts of Yorkshire and the East Midlands on Monday.

Military helicopters have also been used to help aid defences in the Doncaster area.

Some train lines remain blocked by high water.

(Northern said) its train services into Rotherham Centralwere not running until further notice, with reduced services between Doncaster and Sheffield, while CrossCountry’s trains arediverting away from Doncaster.

Doncaster Council – which called for residents to evacuate Fishlake and has set up a rest center in nearby Stainforth – saida number of roads in and around the townremain closed.

                                                                                                                          
Image caption                                    A flooded field 100 meters from the River Don on the outskirts of Kirk Bramwith in South Yorkshire                             
                                                                                                                          
Image caption                                    Many parts of Fishlake remain under 3ft (1m) of water                             

According to the Salvation Army, some people had been rescued from their homes by boat since the early hours of Saturday morning but others remained in their properties.

Doncaster Council reiterated its call to evacuate Fishlake and has set up a rest center in nearby Stainforth “for as long as is needed”.

Damian Allen, the authority’s chief executive, said: “We are concerned over reports that some residents remain in the Fishlake area.

” South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue crews are on hand to evacuate any Fishlake residents who may be stuck in their homes, and we would urge everybody to take advantage of this.

” The council are unable to offer on-the-ground support to residents who are in severe flood warning areas, based on advice from the Environment Agency. “

Police have moved to reassure residents that rumors of “criminality affecting t he evacuated properties “are false and they are not aware of any incidents.

                                                                                                                          
Image caption                                    Roads to Fishlake have been closed, cutting off the South Yorkshire village                             

The authority said it expected it would be “at least 48 hours until you can return to your homes, if not longer “and was told by the Environment Agency that flood waters in the village would” not start to go down for at least the next 24 hours “.

Further south, parts of Derbyshire remain affected by flooding.

Areas around Matlock – where former High Sherriff of DerbyshireAnnie Hall was swept to her deathby the flooded River Derwent – are continuing their clean-up efforts, with further rain over the weekend leaving standing water along a number of roads.

                                                                                                      Image copyright                 Derbyshire Police                                                      
Image caption                                    Annie Hall’s family said they were “in great shock”                             
                                                                                                                      

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