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.
Lightning strikes the Tyne Bridge as thunderstorms gripped the North East. We talk to the man who captured it on his phone
It's been a day of clearing up, and counting the cost. Twenty four hours ago, we were in the grip of flash floods.
Frances Read is in Lanchester, one of the areas worst affected by the storms