Woman Found Dead In Derbyshire After Body Recovered From Flood Water

FLOODING No train services through Rotherham and M1 affected

FLOODING No train services through Rotherham and M1 affected

Her body was tragically recovered from flood water in Darley Dale, following reports that someone had been swept away by the rising waters.

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 a year ago at a cost of more than £20 million.

About 60 warnings were in place late Friday afternoon, as well as six severe "danger to life" warnings near the Don.

"We had to wade through water to get children to the cars so they could get home with their parents".

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn tweeted that his "thoughts are with all those affected by the floods in Sheffield, Rotherham and across the region" and thanked "the emergency services, council workers, the Environment Agency and volunteers who are working to help those whose homes have been flooded and those stranded".

A resident told local media she had "never known it to be this bad".

"I just can't believe how deep the water has got".

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said they rescued more than 100 stranded people on Thursday night, with around 500 calls to its control room between 10pm and 4am.

Sheffield was particularly badly hit during flooding in summer 2007, which saw millions of pounds spent on prevention schemes.

"Residents in these areas are advised to evacuate immediately", Doncaster Council said.

The torrential rain also brought widespread travel disruption with some rail operators issuing a "do not travel" advice to passengers in places around Sheffield and other affected areas while many roads were also closed.

"Some places have seen a month's worth of rain in one day", Met Office meteorologist Alex Burkill said.

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

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