The year-old told MailOnline: 'It's stopped coming in now and we are still open, but we have had to stop serving food because the back in like a swimming pool. December A rescue crew from the Fire service helps someone from flooded Coach Road, Bailfdon, near Bradford, onto the bank. The background here is that there was once a two-phase flood alleviation scheme drawn up to protect properties in the city centre, and up river through Kirkstall. A chief forecaster at the weather agency believes the torrential rain will last up to nine hours. Eye-witness Saeed Atcha, 19, told the MEN: 'There was a big bang and a huge plume of smoke and then there was an orange light. At first, this was confined to rivers Dee and Ythanbut later, on 8 January, had focused around flooding around Coulter, South Lanarkshire. Pictured is Otley, North Yorkshire.
We take a look back on that fateful Boxing Day in that most people in Leeds did not see coming, and one that the city may never forget. Almost a year on from the Boxing Day floods, BBC Look North has taken a look back at the recovery effort in one of the worst-hit areas. More than 3, properties were flooded in the Calder Valley in West Yorkshire on 26 December, causing an estimated £m of damage.
on the night of Christmas Day and throughout Boxing Day In Leeds the River Aire flooded over its banks causing.
Approximately 1, people were evacuated from their homes in the town of Hawick in the Scottish Borders as a result of the River Teviot flooding. Weather events in Ireland.
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The Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service and North Wales Police warned motorists not to travel unless absolutely necessary, with heavy rainfall and high winds leading to widespread road closures.
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In Leeds, a severe flood warning has been put in place for the city centre, with the River Aire expected to reach a record peak later on. Further heavy rainfall exacerbated existing problems on the Isle of Manwhich had been struck by localised flash flooding on 3 December,  with warnings that Desmond could bring more flooding and more damage to the island.
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And heavily populated towns and cities including Leeds, Bolton, Salford and Rochdale look set to be hit by floods later on as the rain continues to fall in areas near already swollen rivers. The pressure of the water in the River Irwell has forced one of arches at the old Waterside pub to collapse, resulting in the destruction of half the building.
Storm Desmond broke the United Kingdom's hour rainfall record, with
Until that is approved and works begun, little has changed in the way of flood protection beyond the city centre defences already under construction before BBC News Online.
Red alerts issued today are the highest possible warnings, meaning there is 'a danger to life'. Several people turned up ahead of the planned Part of the historic building, in Summerseat, Greater Manchester, which sits on a bridge over the River Irwell, was swept away in the raging waters.