October 15, 2018

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Thousands Flee Rising Flood Waters in York

Thousands Flee Rising Flood Waters in York

The U.K. is moving to fix a barrier on the Foss river in York as unprecedented rainfall has forced thousands of residents to evacuate because of rising flood waters.

British Prime Minister David Cameron said additional military resources are being deployed across the north of England, amid forecasts for more rain on Wednesday.

Several rivers burst their banks and flooded dozens of communities as well as parts of the city centers of York, Leeds and Manchester. Britain’s Environment Agency said there were 24 severe flood warnings, which indicate a “danger to life,” across England, according to a statement on Sunday. Read more

 

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