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Four severe 'threat to life' flood warnings remain in place in Doncaster as relief fund is underway

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Four severe 'threat to life' flood warnings remain in place along the River Don in South Yorkshire as more rain is predicted to fall over the next couple of days.

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Fishlake and Bentley near Doncaster have been some of the worst affected areas after the river burst its banks last week when a month's worth of rain fell in a single day.

Around half the 700 residents of Fishlake, near Doncaster, left the village and those who stayed behind have faced waist-high floods.

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The Environment Agency said it had more than 200 staff on the ground in South Yorkshire supporting communities affected by the flooding.

A flood disaster relief appeal has now been launched by the South Yorkshire Community Foundation and so far raised over £80,000. Donations of food, clothes and other essentials are being collected ready to be distributed.

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It will support families and local people who have had to move out of their homes and whose property has been damaged by severe flooding.

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The community and many businesses have rallied round to help those most affected.

The Prime Minister Boris Johnson is chairing a meeting of the Government's emergency committee COBRA today to discuss the region's flooding.