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Water levels start to fall in York after intense storms

Calendar viewer Lisa Reed sent us this picture of flooding in York Photo: Lisa Reed

Water levels are finally receding in rivers swollen by the most intense September storm for 30 years, which saw York particularly badly hit.

Heavy downpours in parts of the UK since Sunday have raised river levels and flooded hundreds of homes and businesses.

Flooding in York Credit: Calendar

River levels remain high in the areas worst hit by the bad weather, including in York where around 100 properties are flooded and the Ouse has reached a peak of more than five metres above normal.

But the Environment Agency said many river levels have now peaked and are expected to fall.

Efforts, including the help of soldiers, to put thousands of sandbags on top of existing flood defences at the nearby village of Cawood have protected several hundred homes.

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The Met Office said the outlook is better for the coming days, with weather returning to the mixed picture of settled periods and low pressure systems which the country would normally expect at this time of year.

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