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Woman’s body found after being ‘swept away’ in flooding

Body pulled from flood water near banks of the River Derwent in Derbyshire

The body of a woman has been recovered from flood water in Derbyshire.

Emergency services were called to a stretch of the River Derwent in Darley Dale, in the early hours of this morning.

They were responding to reports a woman had been swept away in the flooding and found at body at about 10.40am.

The family of the woman have been informed but formal identification is yet to have taken place, police say.

A total of 242 flood warnings were put in place this morning as severe weather batters north of England.

In Derbyshire,  the River Derwent has burst its banks and has caused serious flooding problems along the length of the county.

Derbyshire was hit by severe flooding after the River Derwent bursts its banks (Picture: PA )
The River Don in Doncaster also burst its banks after severe rain fall hit Yorkshire (Picture:Getty Images)
Four flood warnings are in place in Doncaster after heavy rain (Picture: Getty Images)
A man ushers a bin through flood water on Yarborough Terrace in Doncaster as parts of England endured a month’s worth of rain in 24 hours (Picture: PA)
A bed in the window of a shop stands in flood waters after the River Don burst its banks (Picture: Getty Images)

Schools and roads are closed and homes that have been flooded have had to be evacuated.

A severe ‘danger to life’ flood warning was also issued at four locations in Doncaster this morning after heavy rain.

The Environment Agency issued the warnings along the River Don at Kirk Bramwith, Kirk Sandall, South Bramwith and Willow Bridge caravan site.

As a result, Doncaster council has told people along the river near St Oswald Church to evacuate their homes immediately.

The agency said that river levels have risen significantly and flooding of property and roads is likely this morning with a warning in place until midday.

Fire and rescue services were deployed to Rotherham following flash flooding yesterday (Picture: AFP)
Some areas saw a month’s worth of rainfall (Picture: South Yorkshire Police)
Cars were abandoned in Rotherham as authorities warned of danger to life flooding (Picture: AFP)
A rescue operation in Rotherham lasted all night (Picture: South Yorkshire Police)
Parts of Yorkshire and the Midlands woke up to their wettest day in years (Picture: SWNS)
Homes are severely flooded as raging flood water rises in the village of Whiston near Sheffield picture: SWNS)
Flooding near Meadowhall in Sheffield, where people were trapped overnight (Picture: steveburley)

The severe weather has caused traffic disruption, with Northern Rail warning people not to travel on five lines.

Disrupted services include lines between Sheffield and Gainsborough, Sheffield and Lincoln, Sheffield and Goole, Hebden Bridge and Rochdale, and the line from Sheffield to Leeds via Moorthorpe.

Parts of Yorkshire and the Midlands are waking up to their wettest day in years, with flooding and home evacuations having continued overnight.

After regions were hit with traffic chaos amid road closures on Thursday, more of the same was expected for several areas in the Friday morning rush hour after the deluge continued for much of the night.

On Thursday, flooding in Sheffield left hundreds of people trapped over night in the city’s Meadowhall Shopping centre.

Thirty-five homes were evacuated as a precaution in Mansfield, Nottingham after a mudslide in the area.

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