People on Brantwood Avenue in West Monkseaton had to be evacuated from their houses, some by boat, as water levels reached waist height in the street and flooded about fifty houses. The clean-up will cost thousands of pounds.
Floodwater swept through the Joseph Swan Academy in Gateshead, hitting 25 classrooms, the library, technology area and most of the building. Pupils have all finished exams, but with another three weeks to go until the end of term, the headteacher says it may not be safe to reopen until September.
The Swan pub in Heworth, Gateshead is closed today because of flood water.