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100 days on from Boxing Day floods

100 days on from the Boxing Day floods many people affected are still struggling to rebuild their lives.

More than 2,000 homes and businesses were flooded in the deluge in December 2015.

One of the worst hit areas was Whalley, Ribble Valley, where the River Calder burst its banks.

Flood defences are being restored but there is no promise that they will hold in the future.


Flood hero given award by PM

A man from Rochdale who helped bring together the community during the Boxing Day floods has received an award from the Prime Minister.

Charity worker Mohammed Sheraz joined forces with the charity Al-Khair Foundation to lead a team of a hundred volunteers to make sure the vulnerable were safe.

When they saw the devastation caused by the flood they opened up a youth centre where they worked to give residents access to gas, electricity, food and blankets.

They've now put together a disaster response team to help plan for any future flooding.


  1. Helen McKenna

Isle of Man to expect severe flooding

Castletown and Port St Mary will be at high risk of flooding tomorrow Credit: Isle of Man Government

The Isle of Man will experience flooding during the early hours of tomorrow morning until 9am.

Very heavy rain is expected overnight with totals of 20 to 40 mm possible with 60 to 100 over the hills.

Current indications are that the North of the Island will experience the worst of this rainfall.

Gale or Severe Gale Southerly winds around the time of high tide at 02.15 tomorrow morning and Southsouthwest winds at 14.30 tomorrow afternoon will cause significant waves and debris to wash onto exposed promenades.

Castletown Promenade, Carrick Bay, Chapel Beach (Port St Mary), north end of Douglas Promenade and Laxey are at high risk.

Some splash over is likely this afternoon high tide (13.50) but less significant than tonight and tomorrow.

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