Hundreds of homes evacuated in floods


East Midlands flooding: Hundreds of homes evacuated Hundreds of people have been evacuated from their homes in Nottinghamshire following flooding and a landslide  In Worksop, residents from 300 homes were told to leave after parts of the town centre flooded  And 35 homes were evacuated from Berry Hill Quarry, Mansfield, after part of the cliff behind it gave way, burying gardens in mud  No injuries have been reported and the district council have offered residents emergency accommodation  Firefighters had to use a boat to rescue “a large number of people” in Worksop, they said  On Facebook, Bassetlaw District Council said an emergency rest centre had been set up at the town’s Leisure Centre to help those affected  At the Mansfield mudslide, resident Natalie Palmer said: “Me and my daughter were in the living room when we heard a really loud noise and looked out of the window  “We realised the cliff was coming down and for a moment it looked like it was all going to come down We were really worried.” The district council said it had offered emergency accommodation to those affected  The region has seen persistent rainfall for days. A number of roads are closed, including the A1 northbound between Newark and Worksop, and in both directions between Blyth and Doncaster, the A617 in both directions between Chesterfield and the M1, the A6 near Rowsley and Matlock Bath, and the A61 in Chesterfield  In Derbyshire, the River Derwent has reached its highest recorded level and council workers have been putting up sandbags around Matlock and Matlock Bath, where the river is “dangerously high”  Follow BBC East Midlands on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Send your story ideas to [email protected] co.uk.

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