A flood at South Tyneside District Hospital, South Shields
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Clean-up after floods cause chaos across North East

Flash-flooding caused chaos across parts of the North East earlier.

Heavy rain affected roads and public services - forcing the closure of a South Shields' school and a hospital's Accident & Emergency department.

Some roads in Tyneside, County Durham and Teesside were closed for a time, while a house in Hebburn suffered damage to its roof when it was struck by lightning.

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