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Video Diary - 25th December
Ros - Christmas should be happy, this year it won't be
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Video Diary - 2nd January
Ros - It's the first time we've been able to come to the house over the last few days
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Video Diary - 4th January
John - We're half a mile from Wainhomes where we live, where was flooded
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Ros and John Amor
In Deep Water
John and Ros Amor live in Barlby near Selby in Yorkshire with their seventeen-year-old son, Craig. They were forced out of their home when their house flooded on 4th November.

The River Ouse broke its banks, and 119 homes were flooded with several feet of water. The Amor's are now living in rented accommodation ten miles away while their house is being repaired.

John and Ros told Panorama what the last few months of their life has been like.

John
"(We spent) two days at Scunthorpe, then we went to Hensall to her sister's. We stopped three days there. We went and had a flood alert there. We had to come out of Hensall to where we're stopping now in Worsley. So in a matter of five days or six days we were in four homes. We were getting shifted from one place to another. It were absolutely dreadful, absolute nightmare."

Ros
Ros and John Amor's house
The Amor's house was badly damaged
"For 28 years we've saved up, we've cut back on things, so that we could have a nice home. Everything in it was bought and paid for. Everything was ours, and within 7 hours the water came in and destroyed everything. A brand new home. You never ever expect a brand new home to be flooded. You'd never think builders would build where 5 foot of water could engulf your home."

Ros

It absolutely destroyed my business

John
"We own this property. When we bought it seven weeks ago it was worth 90,000. Today it's worth 58. How can I walk away from 31,000? I can't afford to walk away from that."

John
"It absolutely destroyed my business. I'm a self-employed painter and decorator. I mean I've worked round Selby 25/26 years, and I was more concentrating on saving things in the home... I'd forgotten really about the things I had in my garage. (I had two vans in the garage) and they was both practically destroyed. All my working materials were in the vans. I had lots and lots of materials in the garage, which were totally destroyed."

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