Seven severe flood warnings have been issued throughout England.
South Yorkshire and Derbyshire have seen the worst of the flooding. A woman lost her life as flood waters swept her down a river near Matlock.
Flood warnings deeming a threat to life have been placed on the River Don in South Yorkshire.
In parts of East Midlands trains are not operational. The Matlock-Derby-Nottingham route service was canceled. Diversions have been placed between Derby and Chesterfield, extending peoples journey nearly 30 minutes.
Friday night the River Derwent in the Derby city center saw its banks erupt into the streets. A number of properties were evacuated, a city-wide evacuations was even considered.
The main road into Derby the A52 has been closed in both directions.
Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Serviceman Matt Lee broke it down for us.
“All the partner agencies were in contact and had regular meetings to discuss the threat to Derby city that was a very real threat.”
“We were very concerned we might have a city center evacuation.”
“Fortunately it didn’t burst its banks to the extent we thought it was and disaster was averted.”
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