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UK Weather: More Flooding Misery Expected after 'Biblical' Rainfall

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More flooding misery is expected on Friday as the torrential downpours which brought flooded roads and home evacuations continue.

The Met Office's amber weather warning for heavy rain covering parts of Yorkshire and the Midlands is in place until 6am and communities are bracing themselves for more of the deluge which brought travel chaos on Thursday.

Thirty-five homes were cleared out as a precaution in Mansfield after a mudslide in the area while customers were kept inside Meadowhall Shopping centre near Sheffield due to gridlocked traffic outside.

The weather has also caused train services to be cancelled and Northern Rail issued a "do not travel" warning to commuters using three routes, saying flooding had closed the lines between Sheffield and Gainsborough, Sheffield and Lincoln and Hebden Bridge and Manchester Victoria.

By 9pm on Thursday, the Environment Agency has issued 98 flood warnings, mainly in the Yorkshire region, and 116 flood alerts.

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KirstyWhit296737 months ago

I'm in Yorkshire (Leeds) and my little bit of the city is struggling with floods. One of the main roads has flooded and it's causing havoc. There's also a police station nearby and the level of police/ambulance sirens has gone through the roof. Normally only hear once or twice a week now it's that per day. I hope people are ok.

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