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Flooding in England: Nearly 50 area warnings



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Rescuers use boats to reach trapped in Rotherham

Nearly 50 flood warnings are in place across England after days of continuous rainfall.

Seven severe warnings ̵

1; considered a life threat – remain in South Yorkshire's River Don, with flooding in the area likely to continue through Wednesday. 19659007] Towns and cities across the Yorkshire and Midlands face disruption and in some cases emergency evacuation.

Former High Sheriff of Derbyshire Annie Hall was killed by flooding the River Derwent near Matlock.

In addition to serious warnings, the Environment Agency issued an additional 41 warnings – meaning flooding is expected – and alerts 94.

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A field flooded 100 meters from on the Don River outside Kirk Bramwith in South Yorkshire

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Roads to Fishlake closed, cutting South Yorkshire village

It said high water levels along the Don River were expected to flood the area until midweek.

BBC reporter Richard Cadey said some roads around Fishlake were closed and the village was "effectively cut off due to flooding".

Many parts of the area remain below 3ft (1m) of water and only tractors can get through some of the roads.

He said people on the ground told him 90% of the homes there were flooded.

Pam Webb, who owns a luxury spa in Fishlake, said: "We have blue skies, it looks good until you actually get to the village and you see the devastation caused by homes and businesses . [19659007] "Destruction is an easy word to use but it is completely devastating and heartbreaking."

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Pam Webb

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Pam Webb's business in Fishlake are among the many floods in the village

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Many parts of Fishlake remain under 3ft (1m) of water

On the scene

By Richard Cadey, BBC Radio Sheffield reporter

Trying to get to Fishlake seemed like an impossible task. The village suffered severe flooding and I was constantly met with road and bridge closures.

In nearby Stainforth, people collected food at the local pub and brought it to the tractor-trailer Fishlake. But now even this has become impractical.

Richard Pashley's family farm in nearby South Bramwith dates to 1910.

He told me that he had never seen such flooding in his life. He put it on a variety of other factors including heavy rainfall and the absence of dredging in the Don River.

This was a recurring concern from a number of residents and they all shouted Mr. Pashley's call for dredging to start again on this part of the river. sank to five feet of water, just two weeks before she was harvested.

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Kirk Bramwith has also seen flooding

National Rail said many routes were still affected by the flood and advised train travelers to check before departing.

Some rail routes between Doncaster and Sheffield are closed and Northern Rail is warning commuters they are likely to be. will remain closed until further notice.

In Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, 12 properties remain evacuated after a landslide at a former quarry site saw debris and soil falling on Band End Close.

Bassetlaw District Council says it has been removed and "temporary safety measures" have been put in place.

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media caption Watch: Aerial view of the Mansfield mudslide

In Newark, people living in mobile homes were evacuated when Saturday night as the river levels sink into town.

"Major incidents" were declared Friday in Worksop after the Ryton River overran its banks and in South Yorkshire as a result of widespread flooding.

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Boats were used in Worksop town center to help evacuate the floodplain

Parts of Worksop were out of power on Saturday.

Firefighters evacuated 25 homes, and a community information point was set up for those affected by the flood.

In the city center of Derby, officials considered evacuating the city because authorities saw the swell of the River Derwent recording 3.35m (11ft).

Communities around Matlock, Derbyshire, where flood victims have lost Annie Hall. cleaning up after the flood.

Rowsley Church of England Primary School is trying to raise £ 5,000 after it destroys classrooms.

Governor Marianne Quick said: "The school will remain closed until it is proven to be experienced but the possibility of our children returning to their loved ones in the classroom anytime soon is not."

Resident Sarah Sutcliffe said: "Parents, teachers and especially children are all concerned about the damage that has been caused."

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Rowsley Church of England School, sitting on the confluence of the River Wye and the River Derwent, was badly damaged

One of the most serious hits in the area was Bentley in Doncaster, where flooding affected many homes 12 years ago.

A resident told BBC Radio Sheffield: "The concern is that our insurance policies are expensive as it was due to the 2007 flood, so now we don't all worry if we can get reassurance. "

Some residents are "angry and frustrated" at Doncaster Council – claiming it did not provide sandbags early enough to prevent properties from flooding, the station reported. Matlock shows the extent of flood waters

Homes in Stainforth, Thorpe in Balne and Trumfleet were also evacuated.

The South Yorkshire Police say it has additional officers coming out on patrol to "protect evacuated areas and support those affected by the flood".

"There is no suggestion of any crime resulting from the floods but we hope our extra patrols can offer some reassurance to the most affected." 19659004] image caption

Annie Hall's family says they were "in shock"

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