Torrential rain in England kills one, floods streets

Elias Hubbard
November 9, 2019

On Thursday hundreds of shoppers were trapped in shopping centres in both Sheffield and Rotherham.

South Yorkshire Police have warned there are "significant issues" in Doncaster, with Bentley, Toll Bar and Scawthorpe the worst affected areas.

The force said: "The local authority are asking that people do not drive or leave their properties unless necessary".

While most of the serious flooding affected central and northern England, there were more than 100 other alerts across the country where the Environment Agency cautioned that flooding was possible.

On Thursday, 35 homes in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, were evacuated following a mudslide caused by torrential rain.

Dozens of people were forced to spend Thursday night at Meadowhall shopping centre near Sheffield, after roads flooded and water from River Don poured over the top of defences completed previous year at a cost of more than £20 million.

Derbyshire Police said her family had been informed and formal identification was yet to take place.

There was gridlock at Sheffield's Meadowhall Shopping Centre, also flooded in 2007, after it cancelled its Christmas Live event which was expected to be attended by thousands of people on Thursday evening.

Millhouses Park is also closed to visitors due to rising water levels in the River Sheaf.

Many homes have been forced to evacuate and 116 flood warnings remain in place, the majority of them in Yorkshire.

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