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Floods in England: Homes evacuated as rain causes complete chaos

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People are taken to a safe place by boat in Rotherham

People have been evacuated from their homes and there has been chaos on roads and trains after torrential tides flooded parts of northern England.

Six grave warnings ̵

1; life-threatening – are at the Don River site in Doncaster

Dozens of people slept on chairs and benches after being left overnight at a Sheffield shopping center.

There are more than 100 flood warnings in England.

Fran Low, of the Environmental Agency (EA), called on people to take them seriously, "because they are a threat to life".

"Respond immediately and exit any area affected by a severe flood warning," he said.

The South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said crews rescued over 100 people overnight with about 500 calls to its control room between 10pm and 4am GMT.

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Vehicles are sunk in water in the city

More than 50 people were rescued from static homes after a caravan flood near Doncaster.

The elderly and vulnerable are among those who brought safety from the Willow Bridge Caravan site after the Don River crossed the area. [19659007] Tim McNeill, who lives in Mekborough in Doncaster, said he was stranded on his flooded residential property.

"Our plan for the day is pretty much to take everything valuable out of the ground and hope we don't lose a lot," he said.

The Don River has reached its highest recorded level, now just over 6.3 m, higher than in 2007, when it was also flooded.

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Meanwhile, residents of Rotherham have been told to stay home and not leave unless the emergency services request it.

The Council stated that downtown, Whiston, Catcliffe and Laughton Common were the areas of greatest concern.

According to the IA, a number of high volume pumps are used to move water from homes in Catcliffe to Rotherham. [19659007] Firefighters used boats to rescue people stuck at the Parkgate Shopping Center in Rotherham, with dozens of them spending the night in the town hall. Flood in Yorkshire: Latest Updates

  • Flood in the East Midlands: Latest Updates
  • The flow continues to cause serious disruption to the transportation network, with the Northern Warning severe disruption throughout its network .

    The rail operator issued a "do not travel" tip for passengers using five lines on their network affected by floods.

    The lines included are between Sheffield and Gainsborough, Sheffield and Lincoln, Sheffield and Gool, Hebden Bridge and Rochdale and the line from Sheffield to Leeds via Moorthorpe.

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    Railways around New York's Rotherham Stadium blocked due to flooding

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    Cars remain wrecked in downtown Parkgate after an overnight evacuation

    The north of England and the Midlands were hit by flood chaos on Thursday night, with the highest rainfall being recorded at Swineshaw in Peak County, which was 112 mm (4.4 inches) in 24 hours.

    Sheffield parts survived 85 mm (3.4in) during the same period.

    The average monthly rainfall for Yorkshire at this time of year is 89 mm (3.5in).

    Six severe flood warnings have been issued for the following locations:

    • River Don in Barnby Dun
    • River Don in Bentley
    • River Don in Kirk Bramwith
    • River Don in Kirk Sandall
    • River Don at South Bramwith
    • River Don at Willow Bridge Bridge Caravan Site

    Met The meteorologist at Alex Birkill's office said that although the rain is relieved, "the impact will continue to be felt."

    "Some places see a month of rain in one day," he said.

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    About 30 people stayed at the Meadowhall mall overnight

    Most people left overnight at the Meadowhall Shopping Center in Sheffield have already left after being forced to bed at night.

    A spokesman said about 30 people stayed overnight, with staff helping others find a hotel or get a taxi home.

    The Sheffield City Council said that several major roads from Derbyshire to Sheffield remain closed.

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    Meanwhile, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, has been declared a "major incident" after dozens of homes were evacuated, along with properties in Mansfield.

    Councilor Simon Greaves stated that the Basetlav County Council had opened its recreation center and that some residents should be taken there by boat.

    A flood protection facility is being built in Derby on the Exeter Bridge as the Düent River continues to increase. [19659069]
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