Storm Babet

🔴 Flooding from Storm Babet is continuing to cause misery for people.

More than 190 other warnings and over 150 alerts remain in place in England.
Up to 250 Catcliffe homes evacuated as River Rother rises to highest level ever, exceeding 2007 Up to 250 homes in Catcliffe have been flooded after the River Rother overflowed as a result of Babet rainfall.

In North Yorkshire, six people – in two separate incidents – were rescued from cars stuck in flood water.

Residents of some 500 homes in a Nottinghamshire town have been urged to evacuate due to flooding caused by Babet.

Nottinghamshire County Council declared a major incident as it told people in Retford they were at risk over high water levels along the River Idle.

The river reached record levels on Sunday, with water still rising.
And people in Shropshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire are being warned to expect more flooding in the coming days.

In some parts of Scotland – where rare red weather warnings were in place over the weekend – there are fears families will not make it home for due to the extent of the damage.

Widespread travel problems are also expected to continue, with train companies warning of disruption in parts of Yorkshire, East Anglia the East Midlands and Scotland.

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