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Floods: The worst affected places

More than 28,000 properties were affected by the flooding that hit large parts of the UK, a BBC survey of local councils suggests.

In Hull, 17,000 properties were flooded. More than 1,000 were affected in East Riding, Sheffield, Doncaster and Wakefield.

FLOODED PROPERTIES IN WORST-HIT AREAS
More than 17,000 properties were flooded in HullAbout 1,500 homes were affected in DoncasterIn Sheffield more than 1,200 homes were flooded

Leeds: 130 homes
Ryedale: 67 homes
Bradford: 20 homes
North Gloucs: 40 homes
Omagh: 130 homes
Earby: 50 homes
Liverpool: 25 homes
Lichfield: 200 homes
Bridgnorth: 14 homes
South Shropshire: 20 homes
Wyre Forest: 164 homes
Wychavon: Five homes
Norfolk: 100 homes

HULL

As many as 35,000 people were affected by flooding in Hull, with areas across the city inundated. More than 10,000 homes were evacuated and many schools were closed.

Flooding in Hull
Hull City Council says 35,000 people have been affected

It could cost more than 200m to repair the damage to schools, public housing, doctor's surgeries, roads and leisure centres, said Hull City Council leader Carl Minns.

Hull was the "forgotten city" of the floods, said Mr Minns. An appeal, the Hull Flood Fund has been set up.

Visiting the victims, the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, said: "The poorest, the most vulnerable people on very low incomes - when these things hit them, it hits them hard."

Mike Barnett, 28, died from hypothermia after his foot became trapped in a drain, in neck-high waters in the Hessle area. His family said not enough was done by rescuers to save him.

SHEFFIELD

Hundreds of people were trapped in their homes and offices as floods swept through Sheffield. More than 1,200 homes were affected.

Catcliffe in Sheffield
The Catcliffe area of Sheffield was inundated

Two people were killed in the city - a 14-year-old boy and a 68-year-old man, who were washed away by the flood waters, in separate incidents.

Residents of Sheffield - and nearby areas - who have been affected by the floods are to be helped through the South Yorkshire Flood Disaster Relief Fund.

DONCASTER

Prince Charles in Toll Bar
Prince Charles visiting flood-hit areas in Doncaster

More than 700 people have been unable to return home following flooding in Doncaster. Some may never be able to return, the town's mayor Martin Winter said.

"It's been an incredibly difficult time for the people of Doncaster, who in some cases have lost everything they had," Mr Winter said.

Prince Charles visited residents in the badly affected Toll Bar area of Doncaster, to see the scale of the flood damage.

At the peak of the floods, 52 schools were closed in the town - affecting 24,000 children.




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