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Tom Barton reports on the clean-up operation that is underway in parts of the UK hit by flash floods.
– Northern Powergrid spokesman
Northern Powergrid has cancelled all planned engineering work and staff have been redeployed to ensure that supplies to customers still without power will be restored as soon as possible.
Northern Electricity Distribution says 3,000 homes are currently without electricity across the North East – Alnwick in Northumberland, and Consett and Stanhope in County Durham are the worst affected areas.
A musical festival expected to attract more than 100,000 revellers over the weekend has been cancelled because of the weather. Heavy rains forced the cancellation of the Godiva Festival in Coventry's War Memorial Park - the UK's biggest free three-day event, according to its organisers.
The festival was due to start on Friday but a brief statement on its website said: "We're really sorry but finally beaten by devastating weather. Torch Relay event is still on. More details to come."
Echo And The Bunnymen had been due to headline the main stage on Friday and Cast on Saturday.
Last year more than 120,000 revellers went to the festival. This year would have been its 15th year in Coventry.
Max, Patrick and Hannah take a boat out in their back garden in Esh Winning, County Durham. For more on Tyneside's flooding visit the ITV Tyne Tees website.
– Shadow environment secretary Mary Creagh
People in the North East and other areas will be counting the cost after these horrendous floods.
Ministers...have to ask questions to answer what assistance councils and people will get to help them rebuild their homes and businesses.
In Parliament...I asked ministers if they would help councils with the clean-up costs...
The Prime Minister was asked again...and said he would ask the Local Government Secretary.
That looks dangerously complacent - they've had a week to think about this. It's time to get a grip and sort it out so people are not left financially stricken.
The Government has been urged to ensure flood-hit communities receive funding to help with clean-up costs.
Labour demanded ministers confirm that councils will get financial aid to help them cope with the aftermath of flash flooding that hit parts of the Midlands and northern England after storms.
The flooding, which caused travel chaos, came after over 1,000 homes and businesses were flooded last weekend following heavy rain across the North. When much of the country was flooded in 2007, and when Cumbria suffered floods in 2009, the Government helped local authorities facing clear up costs.
Shadow environment secretary Mary Creagh called for ministers to say if they would activate the support scheme, which provides up to 85 per cent of clean-up costs from central Government if councils have to spend more than a certain proportion of their budget on dealing with a disaster.
Flash flooding has caused chaos across North East England.
For more on the aftermath of flash flooding in the North East visit the ITV Tyne Tees website.