By George Stephens • 08 November 2019 • 9:51
The UK Environment Agency has issued “danger to life” severe flood warnings.
Rivers are rising in the North of England that has brought about the warning from the agency.
Stay away from swollen rivers is the clear message especially the river Don which is totally swollen and spilling over.
The river is at its highest ever level at 4.573m at Sprotbrough. The previous record it set was 3.49m on 7 July, 2012.
There are 5 severe flood warnings from the agency in total which affect the River Don at Barnby Dun, Kirk Bramwith, Kirk Sandall, South Bramwith and Willow Bridge Caravan Site.
Also, 119 flood warnings in general – meaning immediate action is required are in place, most of them in Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire.
The agency though are telling home owners to stay at home and only evacuate if informed by the agency or emergency services.
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