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Flash floods hit York

Firefighters pump out homes on the Badger Hill estate in York. Credit: ITV Calendar

Local residents described the downpour as torrential. Fire crews said there had been no rain at their fire station just a couple of miles away in York, but they were confronted with several inches of standing water in homes and gardens when they arrived at Badger Hill.

On Saturday, flash floods hit Flaxton, Stockton-on-the-Forest and Haxby, less than five miles from the scene of Sunday's deluge. North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue say they have been very busy, but the flooding is localised.

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