Clearing up after the floods

The clean up continues across the region after freak floods wreaked havoc in homes and businesses. Several schools in North Tyneside remain closed.

Helen Pearson has been talking to a mother in Newcastle who is trying to put a frightening ordeal in Jesmond Dene behind her, and to a headteacher whose efforts to get back to normal have only just begun.

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Storms: Flash flooding

Dark clouds make their way over Tyneside bringing thunder, lightning and rain.