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Pictures: The aftermath of Hull's 'mini tornado'

The clean up operation has begun in Hull today after residents said a mini tornado swept through part of the city yesterday afternoon.

Council workers trying to clear away debris left in wake of mini-tornado
Council workers trying to clear away the debris at Wilflete Court and Hopewell Road Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Trees were uprooted along Hopewell Road and one woman is in hospital after being hit by glass as a tree fell on the taxi she was trying to get in to. The council say it will take until the end of the week to clear the debris.

Fallen trees still line the streets where 'mini tornado' hit
Fallen trees still line the street in Hull where 'mini tornado' hit Credit: ITV Yorkshire

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Reports of 'mini tornado' in Hull

Eyewitnesses have been telling Calendar how a 'mini tornado' swept down a residential street in Hull, causing damage to cars and houses.

Fallen tree damages house
Fallen tree damages house Credit: Calendar news
Clear up begins in Hopewell Road
Clear up begins in Hopewell Road
Trees blocking road
Trees blocking road Credit: Calendar news

The woman passenger in this taxi had a lucky escape when a tree fell on the taxi she was in. Eyewitnesses say she was shocked but otherwise unhurt.

Taxi passenger had a lucky escape
Taxi passenger had a lucky escape

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Flood clear up begins after night of heavy rain

This morning the clear up will begin in earnest after heavy rain cause flash flooding across the region.

Areas of West and South Yorkshire battled back rising water with fire services receiving several hundred calls in just a few hours.

Water had to be pumped out of Bradford Royal Infirmary's A&E department while the kitchens at the Prince of Wales Hospice in Pontefract have been damaged.

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Britain braces as remains of hurricane expected to hit

Flash flooding hit parts of the country were hit with heavy rain while further wet and windy weather is forecast for tomorrow when the remnants of Hurricane Bertha are expected to hit the UK.

Flooding in Bradfor yesterday.
Flooding in Bradford yesterday. Credit: Darren Clark

Forecasters said that currently, southern parts of the country are most at risk from "heavy rainfall, strong coastal winds and large waves", followed by areas of north east Scotland on Monday. But there is also the possibility that the depression could move across northern France

Residents evacuated from their homes in the Lincolnshire town of Louth, while downpours also led to waterlogged roads in Maidstone, Kent. The Environment Agency has a flood alert in place along Louth Canal and Waithe Beck while there is a flood warning for properties near the Louth Canal from Keddington to High Bridge.

Read: Parts of Britain hit by flash flooding after heavy storms

Witness: Castleford flood levels 'shocking'

The fire service says it's received one hundred and sixty emergency calls.

Castleford is one of the areas worst affected. Torrential rain causing car parks and streets to look more like rivers.

Several roads have been closed - with some vehicles submerged. Elsewhere part of Bradford hospital's A&E department had to be pumped out, and the Prince of Wales hospice in Pontefract has been unable to keep the flood waters at bay.

In Castleford one eyewitness told us the downpour hit without warning

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