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UK flooding: Aerial photos show devastating scale of flood-hit Britain as woman dies being swept away by – The Sun, Thesun.co.uk


TERRIFYING aerial snaps reveal the devastating scale of deadly flooding across Britain after one woman lost her life in the chaos.

The woman’s body was recovered from the River Derwent, Derbyshire, on Friday after being swept two miles away by ferociousfloodwaters.

 UK flooding: Several residents in Yarborough Terrace were rescued by firefighters and taken to safety

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UK flooding: Several residents in Yarborough Terrace were rescued by firefighters and taken to safetyCredit: SWNS: South West News Service

 UK flooding: Kids are brought to safety by boat in the devastating floods

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UK flooding: Kids are brought to safety by boat in the devastating floods

 UK flooding: An entire car park was flooded in Sheffield leaving motorists stranded for hours

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UK flooding: An entire car park was flooded in Sheffield leaving motorists stranded for hoursCredit: BBC News
 UK flooding: Entire areas of Doncaster were submerged in flood water

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UK flooding: Entire areas of Doncaster were submerged in flood waterCredit: SWNS: South West News Service

 UK flooding: This shocking aerial snap shows homes submerged in Yarborough Terrace, Doncaster

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UK flooding: This shocking aerial snap shows homes submerged in Yarborough Terrace, DoncasterCredit: SWNS: South West News Service*****************

 One month's worth of rain fell across parts of Yorkshire

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One month’s worth of rain fell across parts of YorkshireCredit: SWNS: South West News Service

 Firefighters wade through flooded streets in Doncaster tonight amid the major rescue operation

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Firefighters wade through flooded streets in Doncaster ton ight amid the major rescue operationCredit: AFP or licensors

 Entire neighbourhoods were submerged in the deluge

Entire neighborhoods were submerged in the delugeCredit: AFP or licensors

Hundreds of families were evacuated after biblical rain saw roads submerged and railway lines blocked.

The woman’s remains were recovered in Darley Dale by helicopter after she was swept away by flood water in Rowsley.

More than 400 homes in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, were evacuated with dramatic aerial images showing entire streets submerged in water .

Other images captured rescuers using dinghies to tow residents and pets to safety.

Unfortunately there is still more to come, with heavy rain expected to hitNorthern Ireland today.

A “severe” yellowweatherwarning for rain has been issued for the area surrounding Belfast.

Torrential downpours caused mayhem during a 24 -hour deluge with dozensof shoppers sleeping overnight in Sheffield’s Meadowhall shopping center after Being trapped by flooding.

Locals piled sandbags up to stop flood waters drenching homes in Bentley, north of Doncaster after last night’s heavy rain.

At leasta month’s worth of rain was dumped on parts of the country in (hours,with residents forced to evacuate homes in Mansfield and Kirk Sandall, Doncaster after the River Don burst its banks.

The Environment Agency issued “danger to life” warnings as river levels swelled after the heavy rain overnight.

Around 240 floodwarnings and alertswere issued throughout the day with northern England bearing the brunt of the misery.

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Rail operator Northern issued “do not travel” advice for passengers using five lines on its network .

Lines between Sheffield and Gainsborough, Sheffield and Lincoln, Sheffield and Goole, Hebden Bridge and Rochdale, and the line from Sheffield to Leeds via Moorthorpe.

A Derbyshire Police spokesman said of the tragic death in Darley Dale: “The body of a woman has been recovered from flood water in Darley Dale.

“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 in Darley Dale and was recovered at 10. 40 am. ”

Mark Hopkinson, who witnessed the emergency operation to find the woman, told the BBC he saw police officers and mountain rescuers searching in the area.

He said: “We saw a little drone go up and the coastguard helicopter came, and that was then circling, hovering over some trees.”

South Yorkshire Police warned flooding caused “significant issues” throughout the day.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited one of the worst hit communities this evening as the area came to terms with the flooding chaos.

He arrived in flood-hit Matlock, Derbyshire, where he joined a briefing by 999 Workers.

The PM said at the meeting: “I remember Whaley Bridge, you did an amazing job. Absolutely fantastic. Very sad about the fatality this morning.”

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The PM walks through flood-ravaged Matlock this eveningCredit: PA: Press Association

 Mr Johnson even helped clean up a local opticians

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Mr Johnson even helped clean up a local opticiansCredit: PA: Press Association

 A young child is carried to safety by a fire and rescue worker

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A young child is carried to safety by a fire and rescue worker

 Firefighters evacuate an elderly lady from her flooded home in the Bentley suburb of Doncaster

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Firefighters evacuate an elderly lady from her flooded home in the Bentley suburb of DoncasterCredit: AFP or licensors

 Aerial image shows water stored in the River Till Washlands, near Lincoln

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Aerial image shows water stored in the River Till Washlands, near LincolnCredit: Reuters

 Fire and Rescue service workers pull an inflatable boat used to rescue residents trapped by floodwater in Doncaster

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Fire and Rescue service workers pull an inflatable boat used to rescue residents trapped by floodwater in DoncasterCredit : PA: Press Association

 Rescue workers lift a man onto an inflatable boat as they battle to evacuate residents in Doncaster

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Rescue workers lift a man onto an inflatable boat as they battle to evacuate residents in DoncasterCredit: PA: Press Association

 Rescue teams worked flat out for over 24 hours to make sure homeowners were safe

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Rescue teams worked flat out for over 24 hours to make sure homeowners were safeCredit: PA: Press Association

While South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said in the past 28 hours crews rescued more than 120 people, with about 1, 200 calls to its control room.

Some residents in Yarborough Terrace, in the Bentley area of ​​the town, were rescued from their homes by boats as waist-high water filled the street.

One woman, who has lived in her home on the street for more than 20 years, said the downstairs of her property had filled with water at around 7am on Friday.

“I’ve never known it to be this bad”, she said.

Another woman, who did not wish to be named, said she will have to house her daughter and grandchildren for the next few days as a result of the flooding.

She said: “We’ve just taken the decision to get out of here as soon as possible – it’s dangerous as it is and it’ll only get worse.”

 Another resident is hauled to safety by heroic rescue workers in Doncaster

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Another resident is hauled to safety by heroic rescue workers in DoncasterCredit: PA: Press Association

 Inflatable boats were pulled down flooded streets to transport those in need

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Inflatable boats were pulled down flooded streets to transport those in needCredit: PA: Press Association

 Residents were carried into rescue boats in Doncaster after more than a month of rain was dumped in 24 hours

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Residents were carried into rescue boats in Doncaster after more than a month of rain was dumped in 24 hoursCredit: PA: Press Association

 People being taken to safety in boats after heavy rains caused flooding in Doncaster

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People being taken to safety in boats after heavy rains caused flooding in DoncasterCredit: PA: Press Association

 Locals battled flood waters with sandbags and barricades

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Locals battled flood waters with sandbags and barricades(Credit: Reuters) ************

 Train lines were flooded between Sheffield and Doncaster today

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Train lines were flooded between Sheffield and Doncaster todayCredit: John Mather

 The UK is braced for more rain with more than 240 flood warnings and alerts in place

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The UK is braced for more rain with more than 240 flood wa rnings and alerts in place

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Saturday’s horse-racing meeting at Doncaster has been cancelled due to a waterlogged track.

And there were reports of fish swimming in the flood water through Longford, near Warrington.

Derbyshire Police have also warned of widespread flooding and advised motorists not to move flood signs or use routes that were closed after the heavy rains.

Superintendent Mat Healey, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “A multi-agency response has been put in place to deal with this major incident affecting a large number of properties in Worksop and Mansfield and the wider impacts across the county.

River levels are expected to subside, but it may take some time with the ground saturated, he added.

This morning, Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted: “Awful to see the terrible flooding across the North of England. Thank you to the emergency staff & volunteers helping families through this difficult time.”

In Sheffield, shoppers were forced to by Primark pyjamas to spend the night sleeping in Sheffield’s Meadowhall center amid flooding chaos.

The center was put on lockdown and about 30 customers trying to get a head start on their Christmas shopping had to stay inside.

 Pets were also caught up in the weather chaos

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Pets were also caught up in the weather chaosCredit: PA: Press Association

 Resident Jamie Needham rescues his dog Mason from his flooded home near Doncaster town centre

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Resident Jamie Needham rescues his dog Mason from his flooded home near Doncaster town centerCredit: Guzelian

 Firefighters carry a wheelchair to a disabled resident who was pulled to safety

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Firefighters carry a wheelchair to a disabled resident who was pulled to safetyCredit: PA: Press Associa tion

 People wade through the submerged streets as they flee their homes

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People wade through the submerged streets as they flee their homes

Stranded shoppers shared images on social media of people who had to buy pjs from Primark and blankets to stay warm.

Other images showed people sleeping on benches and families dining the food hall.

Shopper Becky Laver told BBC Radio Sheffield: “No-one looks happy, everyone looks miserable.”

“People are having to buy their own pyjamas and quilts because of how cold and wet they are from the rain.”

Saskia Hazelwood, 17 , from Doncaster, said: “When we got to Meadowhall it was very hectic and we heard about the flooding and saw the river about to burst.

“Our trains were then cancelled so we went to get food, then spoke to the police and security and they told us it was unsafe to leave and there was no way of getting in or out.

“So we instantly started panicking and, when we found out there was no way of getting home, we went into Primark and all bought spare clothes and we bought food and drinks to keep us going throughout the night.”

Ed Miliband also took to the streets to speak to residents affected by the flooding in his constituency.

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One stranded shopper tweeted: “We’re being given nothing, no blankets or anything. People have had to go to Primark to buy everything themselves as it’s freezing in Meadowhall. ”

Last night, thirty five homes were evacuated following a mudslide.

Residents on a road in Mansfield were evacuated just before 5pm after part of a quarry collapsed following heavy rainfall.

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Credit: AFP or licensors

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Flood warnings and alerts have been put in place across the UK as seen in this flood weather graphicCredit: Flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk

 A huge cloud dumps rain near a ship off Bridport in Dorset yesterday

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A huge cloud dumps rain near a ship off Bridport in Dorset yesterdayCredit: Bournemouth News

 A mudslide in Mansfield caused homes to be evacuated

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A mudslide in Mansfield caused homes to be evacuatedCredit: SWNS: South West News Service
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 Workers walk through flood water as they in Doncaster

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Workers walk through flood water as they in DoncasterCredit: PA: Press Association

 An elderly lady powers her way through the flood water on her mobility scooter in Sheffield

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An elderly lady powers her way through the flood water on her mobility scooter in SheffieldCredit: Deadline News

 Residents have had to leave their homes following a mudslide

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Residents have had to leave their homes following a mudslide

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