News: Flooding across NE England and Scotland
August 8, 2011
Torrential rain has caused widespread flooding across much of Northeast England and parts of Scotland.
The Environment Agency issued flood alerts for the rivers Pont and Blyth, and their tributaries, as well several areas across Northeast England and Border regions of Scotland.
Darlington, Durham, Consett and parts of Northumberland were the worst-hit areas in England and Arbroath, Angus and Inverness were the worst affected areas in Scotland.
Reports of several flooded homes have emerged as well as flash flooding throughout major streets and several homes were struck by lightning. No serious injuries or deaths have been directly related to the floods.
Further downpours are expected over Cumbria and southwest Scotland throughout the rest of the week.