Breaking Earth News Update
Britain was yesterday gripped by more floods as heavy rain and winds sparked chaos on roads and railways and left householders washed out again.
Hundreds of people had to abandon their homes, motorists were trapped, businesses shut down and schools evacuated causing further misery after last week's deluges.
Yorkshire and Lancashire bore the brunt of the floods, but Lincolnshire and Shropshire were also under threat last night as rivers swelled.
Major cities and towns such as Leeds, Manchester, Doncaster and Huddersfield were badly affected.
The Environment Agency said there was an "extreme danger to life" in Huddersfield as the River Colne looked set to burst its banks. At least 20 homes were abandoned and 60 children evacuated from a nursery. They were taken to a fire station. Nursery boss Joanne Bradbury Wood said: "They were excited."
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