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Flooding causes chaos
  • Water is pumped rfom the A555 near Kitt's Moss in Bramhall, Cheshire, where a major incident was declared late on Wednesday after heavy rainfall caused severe flooding.
  • A bike rider comes to a halt as flood water blocks a road on the A555 near Handforth, Cheshire, where a major incident was declared late on Wednesday after heavy rainfall caused severe flooding.
  • The roof of a submerged car on the A555 near Handforth, Cheshire, where a major incident was declared late on Wednesday after heavy rainfall caused severe flooding.
  • A sinkhole caused by flooding in the garden belonging to Simon Howcroft in Poynton, Cheshire, where a major incident was declared late on Wednesday after heavy rainfall caused severe flooding.
  • Martin Ward inspecting flood damage in his house after it was flooded in Cheshire, after heavy rainfall caused severe flooding on Wednesday.
  • A house is surrounded by flood water in Yorkshire, after parts of the region had up to 82.2mm of rain in 24 hours on Tuesday.
  • Hazel Wainwright outside her house after it was flooded in Poynton, Cheshire, after heavy rainfall caused severe flooding on Wednesday.
  • Workers look at a partially collapsed bridge in Poynton, Cheshire, where flooding has caused a tree from near the bridge to fall into Simon Howcroft's garden (right), after heavy rainfall caused severe flooding on Wednesday.
  • A man drives along a flooded road in Grinton, North Yorkshire, after parts of the region had up to 82.2mm of rain in 24 hours on Tuesday.
  • Tourists on Westminster Bridge with souvenir umbrellas during rain showers as a month's rainfall was expected in three hours with the risk of flooding in some areas of the United Kingdom. (Photo by Amer Ghazzal / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)
  • Soldiers from 2 Yorks arrive in Grinton, North Yorkshire to help out with flood damage, after parts of the region had up to 82.2mm of rain in 24 hours on Tuesday.
  • A car that was push down the road by flood water in Grinton, North Yorkshire, after parts of the region had up to 82.2mm of rain in 24 hours on Tuesday.
  • Flood water outside Dales Cafe and Cakery in Yorkshire, after parts of the region had up to 82.2mm of rain in 24 hours on Tuesday.
  • Flood water outside Dales Cafe and Cakery in Yorkshire, after parts of the region had up to 82.2mm of rain in 24 hours on Tuesday.
  • Flood water outside Dales Cafe and Cakery in Yorkshire, after parts of the region had up to 82.2mm of rain in 24 hours on Tuesday.
  • A man rides a bike through flood water outside Dales Cafe and Cakery in Yorkshire, after parts of the region had up to 82.2mm of rain in 24 hours on Tuesday.
  • Flood water outside Dales Cafe and Cakery in Yorkshire, after parts of the region had up to 82.2mm of rain in 24 hours on Tuesday.
  • A man drives along a flooded road near Grinton, North Yorkshire, after parts of the region had up to 82.2mm of rain in 24 hours on Tuesday.
  • A collapsed bridge near Grinton, North Yorkshire, after parts of the region had up to 82.2mm of rain in 24 hours on Tuesday.
  • A collapsed bridge near Grinton, North Yorkshire, after parts of the region had up to 82.2mm of rain in 24 hours on Tuesday.
  • A collapsed bridge near Grinton, North Yorkshire, after parts of the region had up to 82.2mm of rain in 24 hours on Tuesday.
  • A man takes a photograph of a collapsed bridge near Grinton, North Yorkshire, after parts of the region had up to 82.2mm of rain in 24 hours on Tuesday.