Flooding: Latest

After more than a month's rainfall in 24 hours we look at the aftermath of the flooding.

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Video: Helicopter checks on power lines

The electricity distribution company Northern Power Grid has been carrying out checks on power lines in areas hit by severe flooding.

Video: View from a helicopter above parts of Teesside and North Yorkshire showing the East Coast Main Line and A1.

To report a loss of supply, or if you are concerned about the safety of equipment, call the Northern Power Grid 24 hour emergency number 0800 668877


More homes evacuated in Newburn

Two blocks of flats close to Spencer Court in Newburn have been evacuated.

Your Homes Newcastle say they made the decision on safety grounds. All of the people living in the properties on Hareside Walk and Hareside Close were taken to Newburn Leisure Centre.

Longer term accommodation for residents will be arranged by Your Homes Newcastle.

Agency Visit York says city is open for business

York's tourist agency says the city remains open for business.

Visit York say that despite high river levels, they remain well within the city's defences and most attractions, shops, bars and restaurants in York remain open for business.

Some businesses, near to the river, have had to close their doors to deal with flooding.

Gillian Cruddas, chief executive of Visit York, said: "We would like to reassure all those planning to visit York in the coming days, that the city is fully open for business."

"Today is a beautiful sunny autumn day in York, showcasing the city at its finest. The city's annual food festival is in full swing and thousands of visitors are enjoying the local produce on offer."

– Gillian Cruddas, chief executive, Visit York


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FLOODS: Newcastle

In Newcastle there has been even more flooding with the emergency services at full stretch.

In Newburn, on the Western outskirts of Newcastle, an entire block of flats is on the verge of collapse and 50 homes have been evacuated.

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