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Floods LIVE: Trains cancelled throughout UK in Storm Henk chaos as occasion boat sinks and faculties shut with 623 warnings and alerts in place

Floods LIVE: Trains cancelled throughout UK in Storm Henk chaos as occasion boat sinks and faculties shut with 623 warnings and alerts in place


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64% of month-to-month rainfall for Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire has been the wettest county to this point this month with two thirds of its common January rainfall in 4 days, in keeping with ITV meteorologist Laura Tobin:

UK afternoon forecast for January 5, 2024

The Met Workplace stated rain would proceed for jap areas this afternoon following the most important flooding this week – whereas western elements will likely be brighter:

Met Workplace says circumstances are ‘turning drier’

Met Workplace spokesman Oli Claydon stated circumstances are ‘turning significantly drier and bettering on a regular basis’, including that the climate service has no rain warnings issued ‘for the primary time in fairly some time’.

He stated the spell of rain that hit southern England yesterday is transferring eastwards throughout the North Sea, leaving ‘some scattered showers throughout elements of the UK’, principally within the northeastern elements of Scotland.

Mr Claydon stated: ‘We’re heading to a extra settled spell of climate, which will likely be very welcome for many individuals throughout the UK after what’s been a really moist begin to 2024.

He stated the ‘improved image’ will proceed into subsequent week as excessive stress begins to construct and ‘assert its dominance over UK climate’.

He stated issues will ‘flip a bit chillier’ on Monday due to an easterly stream of chilly air throughout the southern half of the UK, including that the breezy circumstances will ‘make it really feel actually chilly’.

1,000 properties in England flooded this week

Greater than 1,000 properties throughout England have been flooded this week, with commuters going through additional journey disruption after heavy downpours throughout the UK, the Setting Company has stated.

A whole lot of flood warnings and alerts remained in place on Friday morning, regardless of bettering climate circumstances, with the Met Workplace forecasting drier climate over the weekend.

The Setting Company stated ongoing impacts are seemingly throughout a lot of England over the following 5 days as a result of the bottom is ‘fully saturated’.

Nottinghamshire residential park is flooded

Folks residing at Radcliffe Residential Park in Nottinghamshire have been evacuated after the location endured main flooding when the River Trent burst its banks

Days of heavy rainfall have exacerbated circumstances in already saturated areas within the wake of Storm Henk, which induced widespread injury throughout elements of the UK.

These images present flooding within the space, in addition to residents Sue and Hans Oosthuizen who’ve grow to be trapped by floodwater on the web site.

Radcliffe Residential Park, Nottinghamshire is hit by flood water as the River Trent bursts it's banks following Storm Henk. January 05 2024.
Sue and Hans Oosthuizen, residents trapped by flood water on Radcliffe Residential Park, Nottinghamshire, after the River Trent burst it's banks  following Storm Henk.  January 5 2024. . See SWNS story SWBNfloods.
Radcliffe Residential Park, Nottinghamshire is hit by flood water as the River Trent bursts it's banks following Storm Henk. January 05 2024.

Debbie McGee’s residence surrounded by floods

The house of Debbie McGee, the assistant and widow of magician Paul Daniels, has grow to be surrounded by floodwater after the River Thames broke its banks following the heavy rain. See the images right here:

W8media .Debbie McGee Home.The thameside £3m home of radio presenter Debbie McGee is surrounded by water as the river thames breaks its banks after all the recent heavy rain fall.According to neighbours she has had to move out the house temporarily as even all the roads surrounding the house are 4ft under water making access to her home very difficult for the widow of magician Paul Daniels05/01/2023
W8media .Debbie McGee Home.The thameside £3m home of radio presenter Debbie McGee is surrounded by water as the river thames breaks its banks after all the recent heavy rain fall.According to neighbours she has had to move out the house temporarily as even all the roads surrounding the house are 4ft under water making access to her home very difficult for the widow of magician Paul Daniels05/01/2023
W8media .Debbie McGee Home.The thameside £3m home of radio presenter Debbie McGee is surrounded by water as the river thames breaks its banks after all the recent heavy rain fall.According to neighbours she has had to move out the house temporarily as even all the roads surrounding the house are 4ft under water making access to her home very difficult for the widow of magician Paul Daniels05/01/2023

Flood-hit pub proprietor enjoys pint of Guinness

One pub proprietor hit by floods in a Worcestershire village was seen ingesting a pint of Guinness in waist-deep water.

Andrew Goodall revealed it was the third time the Rose and Crown in Severn Stoke has been flooded prior to now yr. Watch the video on MailOnline right here:

Authorities ‘asleep on the wheel’ over floods

Labour has accused the Authorities of being ‘asleep on the wheel’ over flood warnings.

The occasion needs Rishi Sunak to convene a ‘Cobra-style taskforce’ to guard properties from additional injury.

In a joint assertion shadow Cupboard Workplace minister Pat McFadden and shadow setting secretary Steve Reed stated: ‘The Conservatives have brushed over the chance of flooding for too lengthy and communities are paying the value.

‘Rishi Sunak has been asleep on the wheel and he should act now or danger additional injury to lives and livelihoods.

‘This isn’t about extra cash. That is about guaranteeing that the price range already dedicated to flood defences is used to most impact. If that does not occur, properties throughout the nation will stay uncovered.

‘Labour would create a Cobra-style Flood Resilience Taskforce to coordinate flood preparation and shield extra households from the threats posed by local weather change and flooding.’

Man protects residence along with his personal flood defence

A person from Worcestershire has managed to maintain his residence dry, regardless of residing in an space liable to flooding, after constructing a flood wall round his property.

Nick Lupton, who lives subsequent to the River Severn, has had his residence flooded 11 instances since 2016. However this time it has been protected by his defences:

A man from Worcestershire has managed to keep his home dry, despite living in an area prone to flooding, after building a flood wall around his property.Nick Lupton, who lives next to the River Severn, has had his home flooded eleven times since 2016. Worcester, Worcestershire.January 5 2024. See SWNS story SWLNcanute.
Man builds his own defence wall to protect homeClose. A man from Worcestershire has managed to keep his home dry, despite living in an area prone to flooding, after building a flood wall around his property. Nick Lupton, who lives next to the River Severn, told the BBC that his home has been flooded eleven times since 2016. However, he's said he and his wife Annie have never had to claim on insurance having been able to keep their home dry with various measures. Daily Mail Grabs from BBC News @10 - 04/01/2024
A man from Worcestershire has managed to keep his home dry, despite living in an area prone to flooding, after building a flood wall around his property.Nick Lupton, who lives next to the River Severn, has had his home flooded eleven times since 2016. Worcester, Worcestershire.January 5 2024. See SWNS story SWLNcanute.

Climate forecast for at present and weekend

Following 40 days of steady rain, showers continued into this morning affecting elements of south-western and jap areas in addition to elements of Wales and Scotland.

However the climate is about to enhance this weekend – with extra settled, colder circumstances transferring in and bringing an elevated likelihood of sunshine and frosty nights.

50 persons are evacuated in East London

In East London, some 50 folks have been evacuated after streets was rivers in Hackney Wick.

Ten fireplace engines and 70 firefighters have been referred to as to the scene when water began racing down the banks of the canal into residential streets and floor ground flats.

© Licensed to London News Pictures. 05/01/2024. London, UK. Smeed Road in Hackney Wick is covered in floodwater as ten fire engines & around 70 firefighters have been called to tackle the flood. Storm Henk causes heavy prolonged rain in parts of the UK. Photo credit: Marcin Nowak/LNP
© Licensed to London News Pictures. 05/01/2024. London, UK. Smeed Road in Hackney Wick is covered in floodwater as ten fire engines & around 70 firefighters have been called to tackle the flood. Storm Henk causes heavy prolonged rain in parts of the UK. Photo credit: Marcin Nowak/LNP
© Licensed to London News Pictures. 05/01/2024. London, UK. Residents of the house on Smeed Road in Hackney Wick get rid of floodwater after ten fire engines and around 70 firefighters were called to battle flood in east London. Storm Henk causes heavy prolonged rain in parts of the UK. Photo credit: Marcin Nowak/LNP

Rishi Sunak ‘ought to go to flood-hit areas’

Rishi Sunak ought to go to areas impacted by flooding, the Liberal Democrats have stated.

The occasion’s spokeswoman for housing and communities Helen Morgan stated: ‘The Prime Minister ought to see for himself the devastation attributable to these floods. Folks’s properties and companies have been ruined but once more.

‘If Rishi Sunak really met with folks impacted by this annual carnage, then he may do one thing about it.

‘Below this Authorities flood safety plans for properties have been disgracefully slashed. This have to be reversed instantly.

‘This needs to be the final yr areas like mine in Shropshire are left to fend for themselves towards floods.’

Narrowboat pushed sideways towards bridge

Images have revealed a narrowboat pushed sideways towards a bridge as water streams previous it on the River Soar in Barrow upon Soar, Leicestershire, amid widespread flooding within the Midlands.

Native resident Sam Harper Ard, 27, stated ‘I stay within the village and take my kayak out often on that stretch of the River Soar and I’ve by no means seen it so excessive.’

The PR supervisor stated that ‘narrowboats are an actual a part of the neighborhood right here’ so seeing a canal boat affected by the flooding was ‘actually unhappy’.

‘I hope the house owners and everybody concerned is secure,’ he stated.

BARROW ON SOAR, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 05: A narrow boat lays next to a road bridge over the River Soar after being swept away by flooding in the aftermath of Storm Henk on January 05, 2024 in Barrow on Soar, United Kingdom. Days of heavy rainfall have exacerbated conditions in already saturated areas in the wake of Storm Henk, which caused widespread damage across parts of the UK, with winds of more than 90mph sweeping across some regions. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
BARROW ON SOAR, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 05: A narrow boat lays next to a road bridge over the River Soar after being swept away by flooding in the aftermath of Storm Henk on January 05, 2024 in Barrow on Soar, United Kingdom. Days of heavy rainfall have exacerbated conditions in already saturated areas in the wake of Storm Henk, which caused widespread damage across parts of the UK, with winds of more than 90mph sweeping across some regions. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
BARROW ON SOAR, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 05: A narrow boat lays next to a road bridge over the River Soar after being swept away by flooding in the aftermath of Storm Henk on January 05, 2024 in Barrow on Soar, United Kingdom. Days of heavy rainfall have exacerbated conditions in already saturated areas in the wake of Storm Henk, which caused widespread damage across parts of the UK, with winds of more than 90mph sweeping across some regions. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

South Western Railway warns of main delays

South Western Railway companies are disrupted throughout its complete community, with main points on its west of England routes.

The operator stated: ‘While we count on water ranges to drop and many of the community to reopen at present, South Western Railway will be unable to function companies between Yeovil Junction and Exeter due to a landslip close to Crewkerne.

‘A precarious tree can also be inflicting disruption to journeys between Ash and Wanborough. Providers could also be cancelled, delayed by as much as half-hour or revised till 10.30am.

‘Disruption to the remainder of the community is predicted to final all through at present as a result of displaced trains and crews. South Western Railway urges everybody to verify earlier than they journey to see whether or not their practice is operating as deliberate.’

Images reveal Tewkesbury flooding chaos

One of many worst-hit areas by flooding this week has been Tewkesbury, which is now virtually lower off with only one main highway remaining open to the centre of the city.

See these astonishing aerial images taken at present, which present how the realm of Gloucestershire has been devastated:

Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, UK. 5th January 2024. Tewkesbury is almost cut off by flooding caused by Storm Henk with just one major road remaining open to the centre of the historic town. Updating motorists on Friday morning, Gloucestershire Police Specialist Ops said Gloucester Road and Bredon Road remain closed due to rising river levels. But they said: Mythe Road is currently open, but please drive carefully." // Lee Thomas, Tel. 07784142973. / Email: leepthomas@gmail.com  www.leept.co.uk  (0000635435)
Storm Henk Floods - Flooding around Tewkesbury Abbey and town, Gloucestershire, after heavy rain from Storm Henk hits the UK - Pic Bruce Adams  / Copy Duffin - 5/1/24
Storm Henk Floods - Flooding around Tewkesbury Abbey and town, Gloucestershire, after heavy rain from Storm Henk hits the UK - Pic Bruce Adams  / Copy Duffin - 5/1/24

Nice Western Railway ‘important disruption’

Nice Western Railway warned there may be ‘important disruption’ to its companies.

In an alert to passengers, the operator stated: ‘We’re experiencing important disruption on the community. Please verify earlier than you journey. Flooding and a severe incident close to Studying final evening, which concerned police taking management of the road, has left trains and crew within the unsuitable place. We’re sorry for the disruption prospects skilled.

‘Brief-notice cancellations and a decreased stage of service on long-distance routes are anticipated all through the day.’

The incident close to Studying concerned an individual being struck by a practice.

Flooding has closed the railway between Swindon and Bristol Parkway, between Studying and Citadel Cary, and between Liskeard and Looe.

Flooding from Storm Henk has revealed the define of an English Civil Warfare fort.

Aerial images present The Earith Bulwark within the Cambridgeshire Fens, which was in-built 1643 to guard crossing factors on the native rivers, together with the River Nice Ouse.

The heavy rain helped fill a moat across the earthworks, highlighting the 400-year-old fort which was constructed by Oliver Cromwell’s forces. Learn the total story right here:

Horses are rescued from yard amid flooding

That is the second horses have been evacuated from the yard of champion coach Paul Nicholls at Ditcheat in Somerset after the animals have been left ‘actually floating’.

This video reveals a employee fastidiously guiding one of many thoroughbreds via the water amid main flooding within the space. Watch it on MailOnline right here:

Flood-hit residents survey property injury

In Oxfordshire, flood-hit resident Doreen Cole has been surveying the injury to her property after heavy rains and sewer system overflows induced the River Cherwell to interrupt its banks in Islip.

Days of heavy rainfall have exacerbated circumstances in already saturated areas within the wake of Storm Henk, which induced widespread injury throughout elements of the UK.

See the pictures of Ms Cole her property right here:

ISLIP, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 05: Doreen Cole surveys the damage to her property after heavy rains and sewer system overflows caused the River Cherwell to break its banks on January 05, 2024 in Islip, United Kingdom. Days of heavy rainfall have exacerbated conditions in already saturated areas in the wake of Storm Henk, which caused widespread damage across parts of the UK, with winds of more than 90mph sweeping across some regions. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)
ISLIP, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 05: Doreen Cole surveys the damage to her property after heavy rains and sewer system overflows caused the River Cherwell to break its banks on January 05, 2024 in Islip, United Kingdom. Days of heavy rainfall have exacerbated conditions in already saturated areas in the wake of Storm Henk, which caused widespread damage across parts of the UK, with winds of more than 90mph sweeping across some regions. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)
ISLIP, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 05: Doreen Cole surveys the damage to her property after heavy rains and sewer system overflows caused the River Cherwell to break its banks on January 05, 2024 in Islip, United Kingdom. Days of heavy rainfall have exacerbated conditions in already saturated areas in the wake of Storm Henk, which caused widespread damage across parts of the UK, with winds of more than 90mph sweeping across some regions. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)
ISLIP, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 05: Doreen Cole surveys the damage to her property after heavy rains and sewer system overflows caused the River Cherwell to break its banks on January 05, 2024 in Islip, United Kingdom. Days of heavy rainfall have exacerbated conditions in already saturated areas in the wake of Storm Henk, which caused widespread damage across parts of the UK, with winds of more than 90mph sweeping across some regions. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)

A celebration boat sunk and dozens of individuals needed to be led to security after heavy rain and flooding battered London amid Storm Henk.

The occasion boat, which is a floating bar, restaurant and nightclub, sank within the River Thames as torrential rainfall hit the capital.

A spokesman for the Bar & Co boat, which was moored at Temple Pier, stated it seemingly sunk due to climate circumstances. Right here is the total story on MailOnline:

Cows drown in flooded discipline in Derbyshire

Quite a lot of cows drowned within the village of Sawley, Derbyshire, yesterday – prompting an animal welfare investigation.

An announcement from Derbyshire Constabulary stated: ‘Following calls referring to cattle in a flooded discipline at Sawley, near the M1 officers from Derbyshire Constabulary’s Rural Crime Staff attended with Derbyshire Hearth Rescue Service and have been capable of save a number of the cows.

‘Sadly, a quantity had already drowned and an animal welfare investigation is now underway.’

Met Workplace forecast for January 5, 2024

Right here is the morning forecast map from the Met Workplace as showers proceed in elements of the nation following torrential rain yesterday that has induced flooding chaos:

Let’s begin with a have a look at our high story at present, which is that flooding distress is spreading throughout at present as lots of of persons are evacuated, cows drowned, rail traces are blocked and roads flip to rivers amid torrential rain.

Learn the total story and see all the photographs on MailOnline by clicking beneath:

Welcome to MailOnline’s climate liveblog

Good morning and welcome to MailOnline’s climate liveblog.

Stick with us for updates all through at present as lots of of flood warnings stay in place and commuters face extra journey disruption after additional heavy downpours following Storm Henk.



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