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.
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