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Last Updated: Monday, 25 June 2007, 16:16 GMT 17:16 UK
Torrential rainfall hits region
Flooding in Sheffield
Parts of South Yorkshire are among the most badly affected
Flood warnings have been issued across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire as heavy rainfall pounds the region.

Forecasters from the Met Office predicted up to 3ins (7.5cm) of extra rainfall by the evening.

Roads across the region were closed due to flooding and in South Yorkshire an emergency response team was put into action to deal with the crisis.

Schools were closed and members of the public advised to avoid travelling unless absolutely essential.

Flooding across the region caused delays for motorists and railway commuters.

Emergency shelter

In West Yorkshire, police said the Wakefield, Pontefract, Castleford and Brighouse areas were worst affected.

In Leeds, an emergency shelter was set up after about 70 houses were affected by flooding, with about 20 of them under water, the city council said.

Motorists drive through flood waters after the banks of the River Aire in Leeds city centre are broken by heavy rain fall
People have been urged not to travel unless absolutely essential

The shelter was set up at the Fearnville Leisure Centre in Oakwood Lane, after Wykebeck flooded parts of the Halton area of the city.

Mark Harris, leader of Leeds City Council, said: "We have reacted as quickly as possible to this situation to help minimise the impact on local people as much as possible.

"Emergency shelter has been set up at the nearby leisure centre for those who have been affected and there are a number of council officers on the ground providing advice and information to local residents.

Flood warnings are also in place in Allerton Bywater and Methley and there is localised flooding across the city, the council said.

Rotherham and Doncaster were among the worst affected areas in South Yorkshire, with road closures and disruptions due to flooding.

Many parts of the region suffered severe flooding just over a week ago.


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