'Overwhelmed' by water: the effects of the flooding

Hundreds of homes are at still risk of being flooded as river levels remain high.

The southern part of the North East has been the worst hit; a number of flood warnings were still in place on Tuesday evening. For the latest, watch Frances Read's report here.

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North East flooding

The Environment Agency has issued flood alerts for the North East, and some roads have been closed, after heavy rain overnight.