Fire crews in Greater Manchester were called out to 157 incidents as a storm hit the region on Monday evening.
Call handlers dealt with around 230 calls between 4pm and 9pm.
Floodwater trapped Stalybridge residents in their homes, with firefighters arriving around 6pm to give advice to people stranded.
Later in the evening, a water unit carried two couples to safety after the ground floors of their homes became submerged in floodwater.
MeanwhThe Well-I-Hole Bridge in Greenfield, Oldham, was closed due to fears that it might collapse. Oldham Council also reported a culvert had collapsed on Beal Lane, Shaw.
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service say they have received 120 emergency calls in just two hours as heavy rain has caused flooding in the region.
They have warned people to only dial 999 in an emergency as there is a "high volume" of weather-related calls.
A spokesman said: "Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service's (GMFRS) control operators are receiving a high volume of weather-related calls this evening (Monday) and we ask that people only dial 999 in an emergency.
"In a two hour period (4pm to 6pm) 120 emergency calls were made by people - mostly reporting flooding and weather-related issues."
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Andy Burnham is leaving the shadow cabinet to focus on his campaign to become the next mayor of Greater Manchester.
The shadow home secretary and former leadership contender told the Labour Party conference: "It is time for me to turn my full focus to Greater Manchester.
"That's why I can tell you all first today that I have asked Jeremy to plan a new shadow cabinet without me, although I will of course stay until it is in place.
"I have given my all to this Party and always put its interests above those of factions and personalities. And I have given exactly the same loyalty to all four of the Labour leaders I have served."
The mayoral election will take place in 2017 at the same time as scheduled local elections in May.
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