Storm Babet in Yorkshire: Photos show the flood damage and devastation of resident homes, businesses and roads as a result of the storm in the village of Catcliffe near Rotherham

The devastation of Storm Babet has affected many residents in Yorkshire - here are some photos of the flood damage in homes and roads in Catcliffe near Rotherham.

Water is receding in Catcliffe after the area was destroyed by floods last week, however, residents are now facing the aftermath of the storm as many of their possessions and homes have been ruined.

Rotherham Council has said that water is now being pumped away from homes hit by the storm on Friday, October 20, 2023.

Emergency services evacuated 120 homes in the area in the early hours of Saturday morning as the River Rother rose to its highest level recorded.

Residents took shelter at the rest centre set up with the local parish council at Catcliffe Memorial Hall, which has been open since evacuations began.

Leader of Rotherham Council, coun Chris Read, said: “I have been on site at Catcliffe today talking to residents and hopefully providing some reassurance that things are being done to get the water away from people’s homes so that they can get back into them, which is the number one priority here.

“I have seen for myself the impact and devastation this has had on people and their families, and my heart goes out to those affected by the floods across the borough, including Catcliffe. Our teams have been out supporting communities since Friday, distributing hundreds of sandbags in key areas and to properties thought likely to be affected.”

Rotherham Council’s chief executive, Sharon Kemp, said: “We have seen some fantastic shows of togetherness as communities pull together to support us in minimising the impact of Storm Babet. This includes supporting wider efforts to pump water away from homes. A huge thank you to those who supported and continue to support at this time.”

Here are some photos showing the devastation of the storm in Catcliffe.