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UK floods: readers' stories

Heavy rain has caused misery across the UK, with flooding affecting much of the country.

Readers of the BBC News website described how they have been affected by the weather.

LOUISA BRADLEY, 36, WAKEFIELD, WEST YORKSHIRE

My cellar is flooded under about two-and-a-half feet of water. The rain has stopped now, but for a while I was worried the water might reach the fuse box.

Flooded cellar in Wakefield
Louisa Bradley's cellar was submerged in water

I reckon it's going to cost us several hundred pounds to put right.

Yorkshire Water have told us they won't be able to come out until next week.

Outside, cars have been caught in the flood and their engines have stopped working.

Recovery vehicles have been coming to remove them, but anything smaller than a lorry is not going to get through.

NEVILLE FOX, 39, CUBBINGTON, WARWICKSHIRE

I went round to my uncle's house to find the ground floor was totally flooded.

The phone line was gone and water was swirling around the television.

Worst of all, he had thousands of pounds worth of koi carp in his pond which have been lost.

We managed to get a few of them into the bath, but most of them swam downstream before we could reach them.

STELLA SAWICKA, 35, SHEFFIELD

A bus on a flooded road [Pic: Louise Tupper]
This bus was held up by floods in Crane Moor, north of Sheffield

I have arrived home this afternoon to find my partner pumping out over a foot of water from the cellar.

It's a mess. Everything in there has been ruined.

I was quite traumatised when I surveyed the scene - you don't expect it to happen in your house.

And I felt quite angry as well, although I don't know who at - it's just nature's way, I suppose.

JON BELL, 38, MIRFIELD, WEST YORKSHIRE

I left the house for work, but the main road was blocked by water 18 inches to two feet deep.

Mirfield, West Yorkshire
Roads were impassable in Mirfield, West Yorkshire

It's just as well that I did, because when I came home water was pouring into the sitting room.

Using sandbags I managed to stop rainfall getting in - if I hadn't, I wouldn't like to think how much it would have cost.

I've never seen the rain as bad as this round here before. It really was torrential.

LUKE PERRY, 16, IRTHLINGBOROUGH, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE

I was eating at a restaurant with my mum and my brother when water started dripping through the light-bulbs.

A river had burst its banks on a hill above us. When we went outside the car park was flooded.

I had to wade through about two feet of water to reach the car.

But because I couldn't see where I was going, I tripped on a kerb and fell over, spraining my ankle.

DARYL WHITE, 39, DARTON BARNSLEY, SOUTH YORKSHIRE

Floods in South Yorkshire
Darton Barnsley in South Yorkshire was badly affected

The roads were so badly flooded around the village that I had to make a 10-mile detour this morning.

All around the area you can see water flowing into people's front rooms.

I'm supposed to be flying to Ibiza tonight for my holiday, and I'm worried that I won't be able to get to the airport in time.



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