Storm Babet leaves entire village underwater as floods devastate swathes of Britain – with travel disruption expected to continue today
- Three rare ‘danger to life’ red alerts are in place along the River Derwent in Derby
- Commuters should expect disruption to continue in parts of Yorkshire
Shocking aerial photos showed a village underwater as Brits brace themselves for another day of lethal floods caused by deadly Storm Babet.
Images revealed family cars in Yorkshire being swallowed whole in dirty waters and Derbyshire homes immersed in a seemingly endless reservoir.
Warnings have been issued across the country as three rare ‘danger to life’ red alerts are still in place along the River Derwent in Derby.
The floods have left cars unusable in Catcliffe village as pictures shared on social media showed seas of abandoned vehicles floating around the area.
People’s homes in Sandiacre village also appear to be a dire straits as aerial footage revealed many sitting in least a foot deep in water.
Shocking aerial photos showed a village underwater as Brits brace themselves for another day of lethal floods caused by deadly Storm Babet
The floods have left cars unusable in Catcliffe village as pictures shared on social media showed seas of vehicles floating around the area
Flooding has caused problems across Britain’s rail network, and commuters should expect disruption to continue in parts of Yorkshire, Scotland, East Anglia and the East Midlands today.
READ MORE: Deadly Storm Babet claims two more victims as car plunges off a bridge in Yorkshire
Police closed down King’s Cross Station yesterday due to overcrowding, as rail bosses have begged passengers to use different terminals amidst the chaos.
Stranded passengers shared videos on X, formerly known as Twitter, of gargantuan crowds forming inside the station amidst claims that people were being ‘crushed’ on the concourse of the huge terminal.
Network Rail said crowd control measures were put in place at King’s Cross due to disruption to LNER services, before the station was closed.
Images on social media showed crowds amassing outside the main entrance to the station on Euston Road in central London.
One man said he managed to hop onto a train, but there was ‘no communication,’ and said ‘the trains are like sardines.’
Another passenger wrote: ‘Absolute chaos at King’s Cross this morning apparently they’ve never heard of crowd control and think it’s okay for people (including children and elderly to be crushed) no communication no nothing.’
Four cars and an HGV were also involved in a deadly crash at around 9.10am on Friday, killing two women. The incident occurred eastbound between junction 17 at Chippenham and junction 18 at Bath.
Images revealed family cars in Yorkshire being swallowed whole in dirty waters and Derbyshire homes immersed in a seemingly endless reservoir
People’s homes in Sandiacre village also appear to be a dire straits as aerial footage reveal that many are at least a flood deep in water
Flooding has caused problems across Britain’s rail network, and commuters should expect disruption to continue in parts of Yorkshire, Scotland, East Anglia and the East Midlands today
Wiltshire Police said the investigation into the crash is still ongoing – but MailOnline understands detectives believe the weather played a ‘significant part’ in the crash.
Flooding had been reported elsewhere on the motorway early on Friday.
It comes as eight people have sadly lost their lives as parts of the UK are hit by unprecedented rain.
The Environment Agency (EA) said three severe flood warnings were in place around the River Derwent in Derbyshire, meaning deep and fast-flowing water carries a significant risk of death or serious injury as well as serious disruption to local communities.
Derby City Council said they are seeing record-breaking water levels in the River Derwent and warned that cleaning up after the floods could take several days.
There are still three severe flood warnings in place along the river.
More than 220 flood warnings – where less dangerous flooding is expected – remain in place across England.
A crash on the M4 on Friday morning that killed two women has been linked with the bad weather brought by Storm Badet, MailOnline understands
In Wales, a severe flood warning has been issued for the village of Llandrinio, Powys, as well as isolated properties in the Severn-Vyrnwy confluence area.
READ MORE: Chaos at King’s Cross as police close station due to overcrowding and rail bosses blame Storm Babet and beg passengers to use different terminals
The Energy Network Association (ENA) said a ‘small handful’ of homes will still be without power on Sunday after around 100,000 customers were affected by power cuts.
Scotland received a rare ‘danger to life’ red alert for the second consecutive day yesterday.
After some parts of the UK saw two months of rain in the space of three days, Storm Babet shows some sign of abating as the Met Office downgraded Scotland’s warning on Saturday afternoon.
The storm has so far claimed eight lives, including two in Angus, Scotland: a 57-year-old woman who died after being swept into a river and a 56-year-old man in the region who was killed by a falling tree that struck his van.
A man and a woman, both in their 70s, both died after they collided with a bridge barrier on the A629 Western Bypass and fell at least 10 metres on Saturday.
Another man in his 60s died after getting caught in fast-flowing flood water in Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire on Friday; police found his body two hours after he disappeared under the water.
A 57-year-old woman also died on Thursday after being swept into a river in Scotland.
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