Flash floods hit East Coast towns after heavy rain

Bruno Cirelli
Agosto 9, 2017

More than three inches of rain is expected to fall across parts of the country over the next 24 hours as heavy downpours continue.

Both the Humberside and Lincolnshire fire and rescue services said they had responded to numerous calls overnight.

The worst of the flooding seems to have taken place in Grimsby and North-East Lincolnshire, with this picture highlighting the scene on the A1136 Ellis Way in the town overnight.

The MP for Great Grimsby, Melanie Onn, posted on Twitter some roads in her constituency were "like a river" and that the water was "over my ankles".

A number of cars were abandoned after being trapped in flood water on the main road into Flamborough following torrential rain.

"It was not the best decision to attempt driving through it with a vehicle full of kids".

A yellow weather warning has been issued for south eastern parts of England later.

It warned that between 0.8in (20mm) and 1.2in (30mm) of rain was predicted to fall within two or three hours.

"Some transport routes may be affected by localised flooding, leading to longer journey times".

The Environment Agency has also put out 15 amber "be prepared" flood alerts for parts of the Home Counties, Lincolnshire and the Humber.

"An area of heavy rain will sink slowly southwards across the east and south east of England during Wednesday", a spokesman said. "The heaviest of the rain should gradually become confined to the extreme south-east of the United Kingdom later in the day".

Flooding is also possible around the coast at Scarborough.

Fifty properties were affected and several people had to be rescued from their homes from the village in Cornwall.

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