UK flood map: Latest alerts as Sheffield, Rotherham and other areas affected – Live News 24


MORE than 130 flood alerts have been put in place across the UK today, with Sheffield and Rotherham seeing the heaviest downpour  But what other areas are affected and how can you find out if your town is at risk? Here’s the latest Where is it flooding in the UK?  Brits have had to battle snow and floods in parts of the country with the Met Office issuing a “danger to life” warning  The weather service currently has two yellow warnings and a more severe amber warning in place that last until early morning on Friday  A total of 41 flood warnings, and 93 flood alerts are currently in place across the UK, with Sheffield and Rotherham heavily affected  No severe flood warnings – which indicate a danger to life – remain in place.  An amber warning started 7am today, saying heavy rain and flooding was expected in an area stretching from Sheffield up to Bradford and as far west as parts of Manchester  Two yellow  weather warnings for rain are also in place covering most of the north-west and a part of north Wales  Many commuters in and around the village of Tomintoul in the Scottish Highlands had to dig their cars out of snow drifts before setting off  Further south, homes and businesses could be flooded as prolonged rain pummelled areas around Hull, Middlesbrough, Lincoln and Scarborough  Up to 70mm is predicted for north-facing hills within the warning area in Wales, while up to 30mm is forecast elsewhere, the Met Office said How do you find out if your area is at risk of flooding?  The government’s flood warning information service gives an idea of which regions are at risk of flooding  All information provided, particularly the likelihood of surface water flooding, is a general indicator of an area’s flood risk  Met Office meteorologist Aidan McGivern said: “There is a risk some places will see significant amounts of rain, particularly the higher ground of North Wales, the Pennines, the North York Moors and the Peak District ” What are the worst floods in recent history? 1947 – Britain was hit by “the perfect storm” Over 100,000 homes were directly affected by flooding and over 750,000 hectares were submerged 1953 – The North Sea Flood drowned 326 people in the UK at the end of January 1953 Flooding forced 30,000 people to be evacuated from their homes. 1987 – The Great Storm of 1987 led to 18 people losing their lives, with the damage costing over £1billion 1990 – The Burn’s Day Storm hit southern Scotland, causing the death of 47 people Damage was widespread, with power supplies cut and roads and railways blocked. 2000 – The Met Office called it the “wettest autumn on record” More than 10,000 homes were flooded, with an estimated £1billion worth of damage 2004 – 20 million tonnes of water flowed through Boscastle, Cornwall, wtih 150 people airlifted to safety 2013 – Thousands of people had to be evacuated from their homes after what was considered the stormiest December since 1969 2015/2016 – Storm Desmond hit the Tyne, Lune and Eden, affecting 16,000 properties  We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at [email protected] co.uk or call 0207 782 4368 . You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. We pay for videos too Click here to upload yours.

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