Thousands of people were all in agony as one month rain fell in just 24 hours leaving them devastated.
Thousands of people were all in agony as one month rain fell in just 24 hours leaving them devastated. Flood sirens wailed and soldiers took to the streets as rain soaked Britain was engaged in another round of drench warfare.
A hundred troops were dispatched in the North West as floods left the people there in agony and forced thousands to be evacuated, turned streets into rivers and left house owners to tears. Five inches of rain almost a month’s worth rain fell in just 24 hours as the tail end of Storm ever delivered a deadly sting.
More than 700 homes across West Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cumbria and North Wales had to be evacuated. A hundred of those were in Littleborough, Lancs. Residents battle against floodwater as the River Calder bursts its bank's in the Calder Valley town of Mytholmroyd in Mytholmr.
Four adults and five children were among those saved as 4ft of water swamped their house in Radcliffe, Greater Manchester. There were 353 flood warnings nationwide. Twenty of them classed as severe and two “danger to life” red alerts.
A severe flood warning was put in place for Leeds city centre, with the River Aire set to reach an eight-year high. Insurance experts say the bill for cleaning up the mess could top the £520million cost left by the Cumbrian floods weeks ago.
The Government stepped in and announced £40million in flood aid. But astonishingly, the worst may yet be to come as forecasters warned that large parts of northern England and Wales can expect more downpours.
The force of the flood is captured in the pictures, taken in Summerseat, Greater Manchester. It shows a crumbling flood-ravaged pub which has stood for over 100 years. Another pub, the newly-refurbished Mill Hey, formerly the Royal Oak saw half of its side torn away in Haworth, West Yorks.
Announcing the £40million aid package, Transport Secretary; Patrick McLoughlin said: “We are determined to help families and businesses in Cumbria and Lancashire to get back on their feet as soon as possible.