Floods bring misery

Flood Pictures
Flood Pictures

Torrential rain is causing flooding across parts of Derbyshire - causing misery for families, businesses and commuters.

The freak weather has triggered a number of flood alerts in the area.

Flood Pictures

Flood Pictures

In Beeley in the Peak District, homeowners have been left counting the cost of the deluge.

Robert Bright only moved to the village from Shropshire yesterday.

He said: “The water was gushing down the road and into my new home - it was pretty bad freak weather.

“I’m worried there will be more rain tonight so I’ll be keeping a close eye on the weather forecast.”

Oliver Fry, manager of the Devonshire Arms, said the pub was flooded last night.

He added: “We had to get the sand bags out and we were wading through the water with our jeans up to our knees.”

The heavy rain is expected to continue until early Saturday, with transport links and properties potentially affected.

The Environment Agency has issued several alerts for Derbyshire rivers and warned people to be prepared for possible flooding.

Craig Woolhouse, the Environment Agency’s head of flood incident management, said: “We are expecting some very significant flooding in the coming days across large parts of the country and would strongly urge people to sign up to flood warnings, keep a close eye on the forecasts for their area and be prepared.”

The agency has opened incident rooms and has teams out checking on flood defences and clearing any blockages to reduce risks as much as possible.

Members of the public are advised to stay away from swollen rivers and not to drive through flood water.

If you are affected by the flooding and have any pictures, phone 01246 504526 or email michael.broomhead@derbyshiretimes.co.uk

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