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The flash floods have brought a dramatic change to the recent hot weather, with the Met Office tonight issuing an amber warning for rain across Yorkshire. It warns of downpours, hail and flooding.
The East Riding area has already stocked up on sandbags and mobile pumps in case of emergency, as places such as Goole have been hit hard in recent years. Kate Walby reports.
A major clean up operation's underway after nearly a hundred homes were flooded in North Nottinghamshire last night - when four inches of rain fell is less than an hour.
Southwell was the worst affected with some roads in the town deluged by floods of up to three feet. Residents are now attempting to salvage possessions and clear up their homes.
Gail Mellors reports.
There has been a spectacular change in the weather today, which resulted in the incredible damage a lightning bolt brought to one house in West Yorkshire.
Flash floods may also cause problems in the next few hours. David Hirst reports.
Firefighters were called after lightning struck a house in Wakefield and set it on fire. The family say they had a lucky escape as their son had been in the room which was hit only ten minutes earlier.
A family of four are lucky to be alive after their home was hit by lightning early today. Mohammed Afzal, his wife and youngest son were woken by a loud bang at about 7.15am at their home in Plumpton Street in Wakefield.
Mr Afzal said his older son Zeeshan, 19, had left for work 10 minutes earlier. "It's a good job," said Mr Afzal, "because the lightning hit Zeeshan's bedroom. He could have been killed." Structural engineers say they will make the property safe later today.