United Kingdom: £2.5m Teesside flood defences ‘overwhelmed’ during downpours

Guardian: Multimillion-pound flood protection schemes on Teesside were "overwhelmed" during torrential downpours on Friday evening, leaving 60 homes inundated. Cleveland fire brigade received nearly 240 calls for help during the flooding, which washed away two cars. Their drivers escaped. Cathy Kelly, owner of the Spa hotel in Saltburn, said she had never known weather like it. "A couple of cars look like they have come off the road and were completely covered by the water," she said. "There were lots......

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