Homes are almost totally under water as yet another storm batters Britain

Homes have been left almost totally underwater as yet another storm batters Britain – and father-to-be Boris Johnson still hasn’t visited a single victim.  

Strong winds of up to 70mph, showers and snow across parts of Scotland and northern England are forecast for Sunday morning, with many areas waking to a frost and ice.

There are also 87 flood warnings in place across the country and 185 flood alerts, according to the Environment Agency. 

Shocking new images from Snaith in East Yorkshire show homes deeply submerged underwater and the interiors of several houses are completely destroyed, with water rising to the level of the top of kitchen counters. 

The Met Office has issued a yellow wind warning across much of England and Wales until 9am and across Northern Ireland, southern Scotland and northern England until 3pm. 

Chief Meteorologist at the Met Office, Frank Saunders, said: ‘On Sunday, the majority of the UK is covered by Yellow weather warnings with some areas being covered by more than one warning, indicating multiple weather hazards.’

Heavy rain warnings for parts of Wales, South West England and North West England are indicating that some isolated areas of Wales could see as much as 100 mm of rainfall.

A home fully submerged underwater succumbed to the heavy flooding along George Street in Snaith, East Yorkshire today

A home fully submerged underwater succumbed to the heavy flooding along George Street in Snaith, East Yorkshire today

A home fully submerged underwater succumbed to the heavy flooding along George Street in Snaith, East Yorkshire today

A flooded interior of a home in Snaith, East Yorkshire today. Flood-hit towns took another severe battering this weekend as February was declared the wettest on record

A flooded interior of a home in Snaith, East Yorkshire today. Flood-hit towns took another severe battering this weekend as February was declared the wettest on record

A flooded interior of a home in Snaith, East Yorkshire today. Flood-hit towns took another severe battering this weekend as February was declared the wettest on record

Storm Jorge was the latest in a series which have struck the UK, bringing heavy downpours, 70 mph gales and snow. Pictured: a home in Snaith, East Yorkshire today

Storm Jorge was the latest in a series which have struck the UK, bringing heavy downpours, 70 mph gales and snow. Pictured: a home in Snaith, East Yorkshire today

Storm Jorge was the latest in a series which have struck the UK, bringing heavy downpours, 70 mph gales and snow. Pictured: a home in Snaith, East Yorkshire today

Storm Jorge has swept into the UK bringing four inches of rain, fierce winds and snow as drivers are urged to avoid unnecessary travel. Pictured: Garden sheds floating in the flood water in Snaith as dozens of homes and businesses were hit by Storm Jorge

Storm Jorge has swept into the UK bringing four inches of rain, fierce winds and snow as drivers are urged to avoid unnecessary travel. Pictured: Garden sheds floating in the flood water in Snaith as dozens of homes and businesses were hit by Storm Jorge

Storm Jorge has swept into the UK bringing four inches of rain, fierce winds and snow as drivers are urged to avoid unnecessary travel. Pictured: Garden sheds floating in the flood water in Snaith as dozens of homes and businesses were hit by Storm Jorge

 

The Met Office has issued a yellow wind warning across much of England and Wales until 9am and across Northern Ireland, southern Scotland and northern England until 3pm. Pictured: Snaith in East Yorkshire

The Met Office has issued a yellow wind warning across much of England and Wales until 9am and across Northern Ireland, southern Scotland and northern England until 3pm. Pictured: Snaith in East Yorkshire

The Met Office has issued a yellow wind warning across much of England and Wales until 9am and across Northern Ireland, southern Scotland and northern England until 3pm. Pictured: Snaith in East Yorkshire

Heavy rain warnings for parts of Wales, South West England and North West England are indicating that some isolated areas of Wales could see as much as 100 mm of rainfall. Pictured: Snaith in East Yorkshire, where homes have been submerged

Heavy rain warnings for parts of Wales, South West England and North West England are indicating that some isolated areas of Wales could see as much as 100 mm of rainfall. Pictured: Snaith in East Yorkshire, where homes have been submerged

Heavy rain warnings for parts of Wales, South West England and North West England are indicating that some isolated areas of Wales could see as much as 100 mm of rainfall. Pictured: Snaith in East Yorkshire, where homes have been submerged 

Flood-hit towns took another severe battering this weekend as February was declared the wettest on record, however it has now been 15 days since Boris hasn’t visited flood victims. 

Storm Jorge was the latest in a series which have struck the UK, bringing heavy downpours, 70 mph gales and snow.

Rain-soaked areas in East Yorkshire have been battered by torrential downpours for several days causing the River Aire to bust its banks and leave an area the size of Lake Windermere under water, as shown by drone footage

More than 78 homes and businesses have already been flooded in the area and residents at risk of more flooding have been urged to prepare by moving valuables upstairs.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council said water levels are generally dropping or remaining stable in Snaith, Gowdall, East Cowick and West Cowick, but are expected to remain high for several days.

Stephen Hunt, head of planning and development at the local authority, said: ‘Storm Jorge appears to have passed with limited effect and the overall situation has stabilised.

‘However, while the water levels are generally dropping they are expected to stay high over the coming days.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council said water levels are generally dropping or remaining stable in Snaith (pictured), Gowdall, East Cowick and West Cowick, but are expected to remain high for several days

East Riding of Yorkshire Council said water levels are generally dropping or remaining stable in Snaith (pictured), Gowdall, East Cowick and West Cowick, but are expected to remain high for several days

East Riding of Yorkshire Council said water levels are generally dropping or remaining stable in Snaith (pictured), Gowdall, East Cowick and West Cowick, but are expected to remain high for several days

A fourth successive weekend of severe weather in the wake of Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis has left flood damaged parts of Britain struggling to cope. Pictured: a flooded interior of a home in Snaith, East Yorkshire

A fourth successive weekend of severe weather in the wake of Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis has left flood damaged parts of Britain struggling to cope. Pictured: a flooded interior of a home in Snaith, East Yorkshire

A fourth successive weekend of severe weather in the wake of Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis has left flood damaged parts of Britain struggling to cope. Pictured: a flooded interior of a home in Snaith, East Yorkshire

England has had more than three times the amount of its average February rainfall, according to the Environment Agency. Pictured: George Street in Snaith, East Yorkshire

England has had more than three times the amount of its average February rainfall, according to the Environment Agency. Pictured: George Street in Snaith, East Yorkshire

England has had more than three times the amount of its average February rainfall, according to the Environment Agency. Pictured: George Street in Snaith, East Yorkshire

Dave Towers, 38, helps move belongings from home to home on the heavily flooded George Street in Snaith, East Yorkshire

Dave Towers, 38, helps move belongings from home to home on the heavily flooded George Street in Snaith, East Yorkshire

Dave Towers, 38, helps move belongings from home to home on the heavily flooded George Street in Snaith, East Yorkshire

But more than 600 homes and a similar number of businesses in Wales have already been affected by the floods - accounting for around a quarter of properties flooded across the UK. Pictured: Snaith, East Yorkshire

But more than 600 homes and a similar number of businesses in Wales have already been affected by the floods - accounting for around a quarter of properties flooded across the UK. Pictured: Snaith, East Yorkshire

But more than 600 homes and a similar number of businesses in Wales have already been affected by the floods – accounting for around a quarter of properties flooded across the UK. Pictured: Snaith, East Yorkshire

People look out over flood water surrounding businesses near to a train crossing in Snaith, northern England today

People look out over flood water surrounding businesses near to a train crossing in Snaith, northern England today

People look out over flood water surrounding businesses near to a train crossing in Snaith, northern England today 

‘While we are still very much in the response phase, the council has started planning for the recovery operation that will follow but that can only happen when the risk of further flooding subsides.’

A fourth successive weekend of severe weather in the wake of Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis has left flood damaged parts of Britain struggling to cope.

In South Wales police declared a ‘critical incident’ yesterday before the alert was later stood down.

But more than 600 homes and a similar number of businesses in Wales have already been affected by the floods – accounting for around a quarter of properties flooded across the UK.

Wooden sheds float in flood water outside a business in Snaith, northern England. The flooding there has been especially bad, with hundreds having to leave their homes

Wooden sheds float in flood water outside a business in Snaith, northern England. The flooding there has been especially bad, with hundreds having to leave their homes

Wooden sheds float in flood water outside a business in Snaith, northern England. The flooding there has been especially bad, with hundreds having to leave their homes 

In South Wales police declared a 'critical incident' yesterday before the alert was later stood down. Pictured: Dave Towers, 38, helps move belongings from home to home on the heavily flooded George Street in Snaith, East Yorkshire

In South Wales police declared a 'critical incident' yesterday before the alert was later stood down. Pictured: Dave Towers, 38, helps move belongings from home to home on the heavily flooded George Street in Snaith, East Yorkshire

In South Wales police declared a ‘critical incident’ yesterday before the alert was later stood down. Pictured: Dave Towers, 38, helps move belongings from home to home on the heavily flooded George Street in Snaith, East Yorkshire

Rain-soaked areas in East Yorkshire (pictured) have been battered by torrential downpours for several days causing the River Aire to burst its banks and leave an area the size of Lake Windermere under water

Rain-soaked areas in East Yorkshire (pictured) have been battered by torrential downpours for several days causing the River Aire to burst its banks and leave an area the size of Lake Windermere under water

Rain-soaked areas in East Yorkshire (pictured) have been battered by torrential downpours for several days causing the River Aire to burst its banks and leave an area the size of Lake Windermere under water

In East Yorkshire (pictured) more than 78 homes and businesses have already been flooded in the area and residents at risk of more flooding have been urged to prepare by moving valuables upstairs

In East Yorkshire (pictured) more than 78 homes and businesses have already been flooded in the area and residents at risk of more flooding have been urged to prepare by moving valuables upstairs

In East Yorkshire (pictured) more than 78 homes and businesses have already been flooded in the area and residents at risk of more flooding have been urged to prepare by moving valuables upstairs

The UK average for this February was 202.1mm, beating the previous record in 1990 of 193.4mm since records began in 1862. Pictured: a kitchen destroyed by the floods in Snaith, East Yorkshire

The UK average for this February was 202.1mm, beating the previous record in 1990 of 193.4mm since records began in 1862. Pictured: a kitchen destroyed by the floods in Snaith, East Yorkshire

The UK average for this February was 202.1mm, beating the previous record in 1990 of 193.4mm since records began in 1862. Pictured: a kitchen destroyed by the floods in Snaith, East Yorkshire

The police’s concern yesterday centred on Pontypridd which was flooded two weeks ago. Residents in the town, which is 12 miles north of Cardiff, were told to stay indoors unless ‘absolutely necessary’. Ely Bridge in Cardiff was closed on Friday night and police warned of a landslide in Pontsticill, near Merthyr Tydfil, which completely blocked the road.

England has had more than three times the amount of its average February rainfall, according to the Environment Agency.

Water levels in Ironbridge Gorge on the River Severn are rising again and expected to peak on Monday afternoon.

The Environment Agency said the predicted peak will be between 5.4 and 5.7 metres.

Telford and Wrekin Council said flood defences were ‘repaired and ready’ and that the peak would ‘hopefully’ be ‘at least a metre lower than last week’.

It added that more local businesses were reopening.

Water levels in Ironbridge Gorge on the River Severn are rising again and expected to peak on Monday afternoon. Pictured: George Street in Snaith, East Yorkshire

Water levels in Ironbridge Gorge on the River Severn are rising again and expected to peak on Monday afternoon. Pictured: George Street in Snaith, East Yorkshire

Water levels in Ironbridge Gorge on the River Severn are rising again and expected to peak on Monday afternoon. Pictured: George Street in Snaith, East Yorkshire

Storm Jorge caused waves to crash against a cliff in Eagle Island, County Mayo in Ireland in the fourth weekend of bad weather

Storm Jorge caused waves to crash against a cliff in Eagle Island, County Mayo in Ireland in the fourth weekend of bad weather

Storm Jorge caused waves to crash against a cliff in Eagle Island, County Mayo in Ireland in the fourth weekend of bad weather

There are currently more than 260 flood alerts in place with the most severe warnings being issued in the south west and along the English-Welsh border. Pictured: Cars attempting to drive through the flood waters in Powys, Wales

There are currently more than 260 flood alerts in place with the most severe warnings being issued in the south west and along the English-Welsh border. Pictured: Cars attempting to drive through the flood waters in Powys, Wales

There are currently more than 260 flood alerts in place with the most severe warnings being issued in the south west and along the English-Welsh border. Pictured: Cars attempting to drive through the flood waters in Powys, Wales

Humberside Fire and Rescue services rescued a resident and his dog from a home in Snaith, Yorkshire, as flooding continues after the River Aire bursts its banks

Humberside Fire and Rescue services rescued a resident and his dog from a home in Snaith, Yorkshire, as flooding continues after the River Aire bursts its banks

Humberside Fire and Rescue services rescued a resident and his dog from a home in Snaith, Yorkshire, as flooding continues after the River Aire bursts its banks

Flooding at Ely Bridge in Cardiff after Storm Jorge brought heavy rain to Wales

Flooding at Ely Bridge in Cardiff after Storm Jorge brought heavy rain to Wales

Flooding at Ely Bridge in Cardiff after Storm Jorge brought heavy rain to Wales

This NASA satellite image shows Storm Jorge bearing down on Great Britain and Ireland

This NASA satellite image shows Storm Jorge bearing down on Great Britain and Ireland

This NASA satellite image shows Storm Jorge bearing down on Great Britain and Ireland

Some areas have had a typical month’s rainfall in just 24 hours.

The UK average for this February was 202.1mm, beating the previous record in 1990 of 193.4mm since records began in 1862.

Met Office forecaster Greg Dewhurst said: ‘The relentless rain with the storms – and even between them it’s been raining – is what has made this month very unusual.

‘It’s been a very wet and windy month across the whole of the UK.

‘Showers will continue today, moving across the UK. There are also some sunny spells and not the same persistent rain.’

Rain-soaked areas in East Yorkshire have been battered by torrential downpours for several days causing the River Aire to burst its banks. Over four tons of sandbags have been deployed to the area as the Environment Agency issued eight flood warnings on the River Aire.

The Environment Agency has warned water levels will remain high for several days.

The Met Office encouraged people to 'slow down, plan ahead and look out for each other' during the cold and stormy weather. Pictured: Residents and rescue workers were forced to wade through the flood water in Snaith, Yorkshire

The Met Office encouraged people to 'slow down, plan ahead and look out for each other' during the cold and stormy weather. Pictured: Residents and rescue workers were forced to wade through the flood water in Snaith, Yorkshire

The Met Office encouraged people to ‘slow down, plan ahead and look out for each other’ during the cold and stormy weather. Pictured: Residents and rescue workers were forced to wade through the flood water in Snaith, Yorkshire

Weather warnings remain in place as Storm Jorge brings gusts of up to 70mph. Pictured: Aer Lingus plane struggling with the gales while attempting to land at Leeds Bradford airport

Weather warnings remain in place as Storm Jorge brings gusts of up to 70mph. Pictured: Aer Lingus plane struggling with the gales while attempting to land at Leeds Bradford airport

Weather warnings remain in place as Storm Jorge brings gusts of up to 70mph. Pictured: Aer Lingus plane struggling with the gales while attempting to land at Leeds Bradford airport

There are over 260 flood alerts in place with the most severe warnings being issued in the south west

There are over 260 flood alerts in place with the most severe warnings being issued in the south west

There are also four yellow weather warnings for snow and wind

There are also four yellow weather warnings for snow and wind

There are currently more than 260 flood alerts in place (left) with the most severe warnings being issued in the south west and along the English-Welsh border as well as four yellow weather warnings for snow and wind (right)

It said 1,000 staff per day have worked on maintaining flood defences and pumps, clearing debris and repairing damaged barriers. Heavy rain – which started with Storm Ciara continued with Storm Dennis and now Jorge – has contributed to record river levels which have seen safety teams put in ‘Herculean efforts’ to erect flood defences.

Storm Jorge also brought misery to the West Country in the form of landslides, flooded roads and power cuts. Torrential rain on Friday night is thought to have loosened soil that caused a 400-ton ‘mountain’ of mud that blocked the A381 in Devon between Totnes and Ipplepen.

Ironbridge and Bewdley along the River Severn in the Midlands are among the worst-hit areas in England.

Last night a total of 86 flood warnings were in place – mostly in the South West and along the English-Welsh border and in Yorkshire – while 215 ‘flooding is possible’ alerts were also in force. Gales were forecast across Northern England, North Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland until 3pm today.

The Environment Agency said 3,340 business and residential properties had already been flood-damaged by Storms Ciara and Dennis but the figure could rise following Storm Jorge.

Emergency services set up pumps in an attempt to reduce water levels in the flooded village of East Cowick, Yorkshire, after heavy rain and strong winds

Emergency services set up pumps in an attempt to reduce water levels in the flooded village of East Cowick, Yorkshire, after heavy rain and strong winds

Emergency services set up pumps in an attempt to reduce water levels in the flooded village of East Cowick, Yorkshire, after heavy rain and strong winds

Storm Jorge is the fifth storm to hit the UK since December 6 last year and the third in February. Pictured: Flooding in East Cowick, Yorkshire

Storm Jorge is the fifth storm to hit the UK since December 6 last year and the third in February. Pictured: Flooding in East Cowick, Yorkshire

Storm Jorge is the fifth storm to hit the UK since December 6 last year and the third in February. Pictured: Flooding in East Cowick, Yorkshire

Fire Fighters step over a bank of sandbags to check on residents in the flooded town of East Cowick, Yorkshire, where most homes have been evacuated

Fire Fighters step over a bank of sandbags to check on residents in the flooded town of East Cowick, Yorkshire, where most homes have been evacuated

Fire Fighters step over a bank of sandbags to check on residents in the flooded town of East Cowick, Yorkshire, where most homes have been evacuated

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