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Flooding chaos as storms hit region

United Kingdom
Photo: STORMY WEATHER: Workmen carry pupils from Cockerton CE Primary School, in Darlington, to safety after flash flooding hit the town yesterday

June 23, 2007
WEATHER forecasters issued a three-day storm alert last night after freak weather brought flash floods to some parts of the North-East yesterday, while other areas remained sunny and dry.
The floods caused schools to be evacuated, roads to close, and power cuts across the region.
Fire crews had to pump out Durham Tees Valley Airport after its restaurant flooded, and lightning caused The Great North Air Ambulance's communication system to fail.
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