Durham Police have issued a statement for motorists travelling on roads affected by flooding and standing water.
– Supt Graham Hall, Durham Police
Motorists are urged to drive with extreme care through surface water. They should moderate their speed, keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front and be aware that surface water may be deeper than it looks. People should also look out for their neighbours, especially those who may be elderly or vulnerable.
Dave Wilson, Wilson's Hardware Shop, Barnard Castle.
Perry Clifton, The Orchard Greengrocer's, Barnard Castle
Filey RNLI lifeboat lifeboatcrews have evacuated six people, some with special needs, from a flooded caravan park in Cayton Bay, North Yorkshire.
Assisted by the Coastguard, the RNLI crew lifted people from the caravan that was surrounded by 2 feet of water.
– Barry Robson, Coxswain at Filey RNLI lifeboat station
“We take great pride in helping the local community in times of extreme weather and were pleased to be able to offer our assistance.”
Six people were evacuated from a caravan park by the RNLI following heavy rain.
Around 50 of Cayton Bay Park's 600 caravans in North Yorkshire were affected by the water although damage is reportedly limited.
Rescuers waded through around 2ft of water to get to the stranded group who were unharmed.
Dave Baker, The Moody Baker, Barnard Castle.