Torrential downpour leaves the North East in turmoil

Although many people in the UK have long-accepted that summer is over for another year, residents in the North East have been left in absolutely no doubt after flash floods swept the region in mid-September. Severe weather warnings have been issued across the region, but also further afield including Barnstaple, Devon and other parts of the country.

Motorists in Teesside were forced to abandon their vehicles on submerged roads, prompting the Met Office to urge locals to take “urgent action” and avoid being caught out. The A66 was subsequently closed in both directions between Middlesbrough and Redcar causing major disruption to those travelling home or to work. Many were forced to wade through knee-high water to get to their intended destinations.

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