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
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.