Met Office amber warnings remain over the North West. See more: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings/?regionName=em
Following an assessment, firefighters started to pump water, which was thought to include some contaminated water from drains, from the properties which were worst affected. Six engines were sent to the area. There was around three foot of water in places.
The Environment Agency has issued 22 flood warnings for the North West - meaning immediate action is required - and 38 flood alerts, meaning be prepared for possible flooding.
Currently there are 37 flood alerts (meaning that flooding is possible) and 20 flood warnings (meaning that flooding is expected) in force in the region (11:26am).
Up to 20-30mm of rain is expected across the North West region in the next 24 hours.