United Kingdom: Great northern mop-up begins after a month of rain falls in just one day

Guardian: Northern England began mopping up after a month's rainfall falling in 24 hours saw waist-high water flowing down streets and families forced to flee their homes. Cumbria bore the brunt, with almost 10cm of rain overnight on Friday. Scores of homes were evacuated in Croston and Darwen, near Chorley in Lancashire, after rivers burst their banks, while people had to be rescued from their homes by boat in Wigan. Those flooded out should be able to recoup the cost of temporary accommodation, according......

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