Yorkshire battered by Bertha

Hopewell Road Hull after it was hit by a 'tornado'

Hopewell Road Hull after it was hit by a 'tornado'

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Violent thunderstorms and heavy rain were seen across the region today as Yorkshire was hit by a storm front fuelled by the remnants of Hurricane Bertha.

In Hull, a mini-tornado struck Hopewell Road felling trees which hit cars and homes, removing roof tiles and sending glass flying through the air. One person was reportedly injured in the chaos.

Homes were flooded in Grimsby and tonight firefighters were at addresses in Hull and the East Riding helping to pump flood water away.

Humberside Fire Service said it had received a “very high volume” of flooding calls and was prioritising those where water was entering properties.

A number of roads were made impassable by the rising flood water at the height of the storm although some later reopened.

On Twitter, Humberside Police’s Command Centre said: “Thank you to the community today for all your help & support in closing roads & aiding flood victims during an extremely busy time.”

In North Yorkshire, 22 properties were hit by flooding at Hunmanby Gap, near Filey, and firefighters were also working to pump away “several thousand litres of water” from the Primrose Valley Holiday Park.

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