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Last Updated: Monday, 20 June, 2005, 11:24 GMT 12:24 UK
In pictures: Flooding devastation
Clean-up begins
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A massive clean-up operation is under way in North Yorkshire after the area was hit by flash floods.
Wrecked cars
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Some cars were ripped from their garages as the flood waters tore through the area.
Bridge destruction
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Residents of Hawnby assess the damage to a bridge which is the main route into their village.
Interior damage
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Rachael Lamond, 41, examines the flood damage in her living room in Sutton-under-Whitestonecliffe.
Overturned tractor
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The torrent in Sutton-under-Whitestonecliffe was strong enough to overturn Ernie Pearson's mechanical excavator.
Waterlogged campsite
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A campsite hosting motorcycle enthusiasts in Duncombe Park near Helmsley was also deluged
Flash flood in Balk (photo by Derek Hindmarch)
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The flash floods in Balk, near Thirsk, were typical of those seen across the county.




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