Resident Josie Marshall was about to get in the bath when the police asked her to leave her home and move to a safer spot.
Meanwhile, resident Steve Nicholls had just returned from holiday when he was asked to gather at a nearby supermarket cafe.
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Tonight the rain will fade away, and tomorrow will be chilly and bright.
Rain will clear this evening for a chilly, but bright start in the morning.