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Flood hit homes in Manchester evacuated
« on: 07:27:05, 21/01/21 »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-55739303

The River Mersey in Didsbury has been rising with every hour
More than 2,000 properties in two Manchester suburbs are being evacuated as heavy rainfall from Storm Christoph continues to batter parts of England.
Severe flood warnings, meaning there is a danger to life, have been issued for Didsbury and Northenden, where many homes lie close to the River Mersey.

The Environment Agency confirmed the properties were being evacuated in both areas.
Greater Manchester Police said officers would be in touch with those affected.
The force had already declared a major incident in preparation for the storm.
Assistant Chief Constable Nick Bailey said: "We have an evacuation plan in place to set up those who have been displaced in temporary accommodation.
"I think it's important to stress that if you are contacted and advised to evacuate then we would strongly urge you to do so."
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Re: Flood hit homes in Manchester evacuated
« Reply #1 on: 10:12:12, 21/01/21 »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/weather

Today
Today will see areas of rain, sleet and snow initially persisting in Scotland, easing into the afternoon. Elsewhere will be brighter with a few scattered showers, particularly in western areas.

Tonight
Areas of residual rain, sleet and snow will clear from the UK tonight. Scotland will see scattered showers through the night, wintry at higher ground. Elsewhere will be drier with clear spells.
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