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Photo: Catcliffe near Sheffield is under water after heavy rain. Residents have left the village amid fears a nearby dam could collapse.


June 26, 2007

Thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes amid severe flooding across England and Wales that is now believed to have claimed four lives.

About 900 people are using emergency shelters in Sheffield, and about 700 have left villages near Rotherham, South Yorkshire, amid fears the nearby Ulley dam could collapse.

Map of affected areas

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