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Whaley Bridge dam
  • A bag of aggregate, a mixture of sand, gravel and stone, is thrown onto the damaged Toddbrook Reservoir near the village of Whaley Bridge,in Derbyshire, England, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. Emergency workers are racing to lower water levels behind a damaged dam in northwest England as forecasters warn more bad weather is on the way. Pumps have reduced the water level in Toddbrook Reservoir by half a meter (20 inches) since Thursday, but authorities warn that pressure on the 180-year-old dam remains severe. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)
  • A view of the damaged Toddbrook Reservoir near the village of Whaley Bridge,in Derbyshire, England, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. Emergency workers are racing to lower water levels behind a damaged dam in northwest England as forecasters warn more bad weather is on the way. Pumps have reduced the water level in Toddbrook Reservoir by half a meter (20 inches) since Thursday, but authorities warn that pressure on the 180-year-old dam remains severe. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)
  • An RAF Chinook helicopter drops aggregate to help shore up a reservoir at risk of collapse, threatening to engulf the town of Whaley Bridge in the Peak District, England, Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. A British military helicopter has dropped sandbags to shore up a reservoir wall as emergency services worked frantically to prevent a rain-damaged dam from collapsing. Engineers say they remain "very concerned" about the integrity of the 19th-century Toddbrook Reservoir, which contains around 1.3 million metric tons (1.5 million (U.S tons) of water. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
  • An RAF Chinook helicopter drops aggregate to help shore up a reservoir at risk of collapse, threatening to engulf the town of Whaley Bridge in the Peak District, England, Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. A British military helicopter has dropped sandbags to shore up a reservoir wall as emergency services worked frantically to prevent a rain-damaged dam from collapsing. Engineers say they remain "very concerned" about the integrity of the 19th-century Toddbrook Reservoir, which contains around 1.3 million metric tons (1.5 million (U.S tons) of water. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
  • An RAF Chinook helicopter drops aggregate to help shore up a reservoir at risk of collapse, threatening to engulf the town of Whaley Bridge in the Peak District, England, Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. A British military helicopter has dropped sandbags to shore up a reservoir wall as emergency services worked frantically to prevent a rain-damaged dam from collapsing. Engineers say they remain "very concerned" about the integrity of the 19th-century Toddbrook Reservoir, which contains around 1.3 million metric tons (1.5 million (U.S tons) of water. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
  • Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson meets with rescue crews and local residents during a visit to Chapel-en-le-Frith High School near the village of Whaley Bridge in Derbyshire, England, Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. A British military helicopter dropped sandbags Friday to shore up a reservoir wall as emergency services worked frantically to prevent a rain-damaged dam from collapsing. Engineers said they remain "very concerned" about the integrity of the 19th-century Toddbrook Reservoir, which contains around 1.3 million metric tons (1.5 million (U.S tons) of water. (Leon Neal/Pool photo via AP)
  • In this photo provided by the Ministry of Defence, a RAF Chinook helicopter loading up bags of aggregate, a mixture of sand, gravel and stone, to assist civil authorities dealing with the emergency situation at Toddbrook Reservoir, in Whaley Bridge, England, Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. A Royal Air Force helicopter and firefighters are shoring up a reservoir wall in northwest England amid fears that a rain-damaged dam could collapse. (RAF Benson/MOD via AP)
  • In this photo provided by the Ministry of Defence, a RAF Chinook helicopter deployed from RAF Odiham carries bags of aggregate, a mixture of sand, gravel and stone, to assist civil authorities dealing with the emergency situation at Toddbrook Reservoir, in Whaley Bridge, England, Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. A Royal Air Force helicopter and firefighters are shoring up a reservoir wall in northwest England amid fears that a rain-damaged dam could collapse. (Gary Lane/MOD via AP)
  • An RAF Chinook helicopter carrying sandbags arrive at the dam at Toddbrook reservoir near the village of Whaley Bridge, central England, Friday Aug. 2, 2019, after it was damaged by heavy rainfall. British police ordered the evacuation of the town of 6,500 people on Thursday over fears that the rain-damaged dam could collapse. (Danny Lawson/PA via AP)
  • Panorama de la presa Toddbrook cerca del pueblo de Whaley Bridge, Cheshire, Inglaterra, el jueves 1 de agosto de 2019. La policía ordenó la evacuación de la zona por temor a que el embalse pudiera colapsar. (Danny Lawson /PA vía AP)
  • A roadblock is put in place at Whaley Lane the entrance to the village of Whaley Bridge, Cheshire, England, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. British police have ordered the evacuation of a town of 6,500 residents in northwest England over fears that a dam could collapse. The Derbyshire Police force says residents of Whaley Bridge should leave their homes because of the "significant threat to life." (Danny Lawson/PA via AP)
  • Emergency services at Toddbrook Reservoir near the village of Whaley Bridge, Cheshire, England, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. British police have ordered the evacuation of a town of 6,500 residents in northwest England over fears that a dam could collapse. The Derbyshire Police force says residents of Whaley Bridge should leave their homes because of the "significant threat to life." (Danny Lawson/PA via AP)
  • Attempts continue to repair Toddbrook Reservoir near the village of Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire, after it was damaged in heavy rainfall.
  • Toddbrook Reservoir near the village of Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire, after it was damaged in heavy rainfall.
  • General view of sandbags in the village of Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire, after it was damaged in heavy rainfall.
  • General view of sandbags and fire engines at Toddbrook Reservoir near the village of Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire, after it was damaged in heavy rainfall.
  • A bag of concrete is thrown onto the damaged Toddbrook Reservoir near the village of Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire, after heavy rainfall.
  • An RAF Chinook helicopter flies in sandbags to help repair the dam at Toddbrook reservoir near the village of Whaley Bridge in Derbyshire, after it was damaged by heavy rainfall.
  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson (centre) arrives to meet emergency crews during a visit to Whaley Bridge Football Club in Derbyshire, after the Toddbrook Reservoir near the village of Whaley Bridge was damaged in heavy rainfall.
  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson has a selfie taken as he arrives to meet emergency crews during a visit to Whaley Bridge Football Club in Derbyshire, after the Toddbrook Reservoir near the village of Whaley Bridge was damaged in heavy rainfall.
  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson has a selfie with police officers as he arrives to meet emergency crews during a visit to Whaley Bridge Football Club in Derbyshire, after the Toddbrook Reservoir near the village of Whaley Bridge was damaged in heavy rainfall.
  • A fire fighter walks past water pumping units stationed on the bank of Toddbrook Reservoir, the spillway of which suffered severe damage following a period of heavy rainfall, above the town of Whaley Bridge in northern England on August 4, 2019. - Another 55 homes have been evacuated from an English town threatened by a collapsing dam, emergency services said Sunday as they raced to reduce the water levels ahead of fresh storms. (Photo by OLI SCARFF / AFP) (Photo credit should read OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)