Published: Sat, November 09, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Woman Found Dead In Derbyshire After Body Recovered From Flood Water

Woman Found Dead In Derbyshire After Body Recovered From Flood Water

"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", police said in a statement. On Thursday hundreds of shoppers were trapped in shopping centres in both Sheffield and Rotherham.

Rail operator Northern issued "do not travel" advice passengers, with lines between Hull, Leeds, Lincoln and Manchester affected.

"At times like this you get to see the strength of the community, and I have to praise the boys who were coming outside houses, and pumping the water away into rubbish bins, " he said.

The UK's Environment Agency has issued six severe "danger to life" flood warnings in the north of England after the River Don's water levels rose as a result of persistent heavy rainfall.

The greatest concern was for homes in six areas around the River Don near the town of Doncaster where water levels reached risky record highs.

Staff at the centre handed out free drinks and tried to call taxis, while others prepared to sleep by purchasing pyjamas from Primark.

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"The rain is easing and moving south but obviously the impact of that will continue to be felt".

Swineshaw saw 4.4in (112mm) of rain, the highest in the country.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted that the flooding was "awful" and thanked "the emergency staff & volunteers helping families through this hard time".

South Yorkshire Police said they were working to move "a number of people" who were stranded in the Parkgate Shopping Park in Rotherham to "a place of safety".

There is a yellow Met Office weather warning for rain in eastern Northern Ireland which is in place until 8pm on Saturday.

During the visit, Mr Johnson said the widespread flooding across the United Kingdom "is not looking like something we need to escalate to the level of a national emergency".

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