Tom Burke clears flood water from his house in Croston, Lancashire
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Floods follow torrential rain in north of England

Torrential rain has caused flooding across large areas of northern England, with some people being forced to leave their homes.

The Environment Agency (EA) has issued nearly 90 flood warnings and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has three in place.

Some homes in the Lancashire areas of Croston and Darwen were evacuated after nearby rivers burst their banks.

Up to 500 properties flooded overnight in north-west England, the EA said.

Nick Ravenscroft reports.

  • 23 Jun 2012
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