More flooding hits the region

Wet weather brought more floods to the North East and North Yorkshire over the weekend.

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Durham Police advice for motorists

Durham Police have issued a statement for motorists travelling on roads affected by flooding and standing water.

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.

– Supt Graham Hall, Durham Police

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Six people evacuated from flooded caravan park

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.

“We take great pride in helping the local community in times of extreme weather and were pleased to be able to offer our assistance.”

– Barry Robson, Coxswain at Filey RNLI lifeboat station

Caravans evacuated in floods

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.

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