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Flood-ravaged Britain braced for more rain as Boris Johnson sends in the Army to help submerged towns and – The Sun, Thesun.co.uk


FLOOD-RAVAGED Britain is set for more misery as ‘danger to life’ warnings are issued across already battered areas of the UK.

Shocking aerial pictures of an entire farm marooned in Lincolnshire reveal the extent of the damage after a week of heavy downpours.

 The farm in Lincolnshire is entirely cut off by floodwater after a nearby river burst its banks

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The farm in Lincolnshire is entirely cut off by floodwater after a nearby river burst its banksCredit: GEOFF ROBINSON.

 More than 1,000 acres of farmland in Lincolnshire is under water following floods

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More than 1, 000 acres of farmland in Lincolnshire is under water following floo dsCredit: GEOFF ROBINSON.

The Met Office has warned more flooding is on the way with severe weather warnings issued across South Yorkshire , Derbyshire and Lincolnshire for today and tomorrow.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is sending in 100 Army troops to helpin flood-hit areas and will give cash bail-outs to affected councils and businesses.

Following a meeting of the Government’s Cobra committee, the PM added: “It is essential our communities have the support they need to recover.”

One of the worst-hit villages is Fishlake, near Doncaster, where residents said they received a “severe warning” from the council on social media five hours after homes were flooded.

 Fishlake near Doncaster has been left submerged by floods

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Fishlake near Doncaster has been left submerged by floodsCredit: Getty Images – Getty

 Matlock in Derbyshire has also been left underwater in parts

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Matlock in Derbyshire has also been left underwater in partsCredit: PA: Press Association

 The Met Office has two yellow weather warnings out on Thursday

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The Met Office has two yellow weather warnings out on ThursdayCredit: Met Office

Meanwhile, a farm was cut off by floodwater in Barlings, Lincs, when a river burst its banks.

Henry Ward’s farmhouse and outbuildings were caught in the deluge when the Barlings Eau, a river near Lincoln, burst its banks.

More than 1, 000 acres of farmland in Lincolnshire is under water and Henry is now calling on the Environment Agency, which is responsible for the river, to do more to help.

He said: “I’d just like a plan going forward, what’s going to happen in the short term.

“The breach, it’s still open, it’s stillfloodingour land now.

“We’d just like to know when they’re going to plug the hole.”

Severe “danger to life”flood warningsremain in place in several villages along the River Don in Yorkshire.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has urged people living in flood-hit areas to heed the advice of emergency services after residents in villages such as Fishlake were urged to leave.

 The farm house and barns cut off by floodwater today

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The farm house and barns cut off by floodwater todayCredit: GEOFF ROBINSON.
 An eerie image shows the road sinking into the floodwater, as the farm sits marooned in the distance

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An eerie image shows the road sinking into the floodwater, as the farm sits marooned in the distanceCredit: GEOFF ROBINSON.

 A small boat has been tied onto a railing over a road covered in water

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A small boat has been tied onto a railing over a road covered in water (***********:Credit: GEOFF ROBINSON.

A military helicopter was scrambled to rescue stranded locals.

It came after Annie Hall, the former high sheriff of Derbyshire, diedafter she was swept away by water on Friday in Darley Dale, near Matlock.

An entire village in South Yorkshire has been flooded with (homes evacuated.)

Flood victim Pam Webb has been left homeless and joblessfollowing the deluge.

And she has since learned her insurance won’t cover the damage.

 Other parts of the UK including Derby, Lincoln and Sheffield are likely likely to be flooded later today

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Other parts of the UK including Derby, Lincoln and Sheffield are likely to be flooded later today

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Downpours last week meant several areas in Yorkshire and the East Midlands were struck by a month’s worth of rain in a single day.

In response to the floods, Prime MinisterBoris Johnsontweeted: “Awful to see the terrible flooding across the North of England.

“Thank you to the emergency staff & volunteers helping families through this difficult time.”

 A semi-submerged car in flood waters on the edge of Fishlake

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A semi-submerged car in flood waters on the edge of FishlakeCredit: AFP or licensors

 More than half of Fishlake's 700 residents had to be evacuated after the River Don burst its banks

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More than half of Fishlake’s 700 residents had to be evacuated after the River Don burst its banksCredit: SWNS: South West News Service

 Annie Hall, 69, was swept to her death during floods in Derbyshire last week

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Annie Hall, 69, was swept to her death during floods in Derbyshire last week (***********:Credit: Derbyshire Constabulary

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A team of rescuers pull a boat through the flood water in Fishlake, DoncasterCredit: PA: Press Association

 Numerous homes in Fishlake were flooded out after the torrential rain

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Numerous homes in Fishlake were fl ooded out after the torrential rainCredit: PA: Press Association

Devastated Fishlake resident Pam Webb breaks down explaining how flooding isn’t covered by her insurance

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