English MP describes UK floods as “biblical”

It is the worst Nottinghamshire has suffered since 2000

Although water levels are starting to fall in some parts of the UK, large areas of Nottinghamshire, in the central region of the country, were still flooded on Saturday, January 6, aerial images showed. The British Environment Agency said that flooding is expected to continue on parts of the rivers Trent, Severn and Thames over the next five days, and that “properties will be submerged and travel will be disrupted.” Newark MP Robert Jenrick told Sky News that these were the worst floods Nottinghamshire had seen since 2000, describing the scenes as “biblical”. Heavy rain caused major rivers to overflow on Friday, the country's government issued more than 300 flood warnings, travel companies announced serious disruptions and about 1,000 homes were damaged. On Saturday, flood warnings were downgraded to 198. A series of storms in recent weeks brought prolonged rain that on Thursday began falling on saturated ground and quickly caused already brimming rivers and waterways to burst their banks across England and Wales. Temperatures are expected to be colder in the coming days, and the UK's Health Safety Agency has issued a yellow alert for cold weather.


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