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Hundreds of flood warnings in force across England as country endures month’s worth of rain

Hundreds of flood warnings in force across England as country endures month’s worth of rain

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Hundreds of flood warnings remain in place across England today as rain continues to pummel the country, with some posing a “danger to life”. A total of 125 red flood warnings and a further 118 amber flood alerts stretch from Sunderland in the north to the Isle of Wight in the south. The flash flooding caused by torrential downpours is expected to spark more misery for commuters and residents. Five ‘severe’ warnings are active and relate to towns and villages surrounding the River Don which are in immediate risk. The river in Doncaster burst its banks yesterday and will reach its highest recorded level today, forecasters predict. Areas such as Barnby Dun, Kirk Bramwith, Kirk Sandall, South Bramwith and Willow Bridge Caravan Site will receive severe flooding. Doncaster Council has warned some residents to evacuate their homes because the River Don is breaching its banks near St Oswald Church at Kirk Sandall. The council tweeted: “There is a Severe Flood Warning in place for Sandal…
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