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Photos: UK hit by worst floods in decades

The United Kingdom has of recent experienced intense downpours, leading to rivers bursting their banks and leaving hundreds of homes submerged in floodwater. Residents in the UK continue to be evacuated as the nation comes to terms with the horrific widespread flooding.

Floodwater rises as the River Calder bursts its banks in the Calder Valley town of Mytholmroyd on December 26, 2015. Photo credit: www.ibtimes.co.uk

Floodwater rises as the River Calder bursts its banks in the Calder Valley town of Mytholmroyd on December 26, 2015. Photo credit: www.ibtimes.co.uk

The River Ouse in York floods riverside business premises after heavy rain caused severe flooding in the city on December 27, 2015. Photo credit: www.ibtimes.co.uk

The River Ouse in York floods riverside business premises after heavy rain caused severe flooding in the city on December 27, 2015. Photo credit: www.ibtimes.co.uk

Members of Cleveland Mountain Rescue and soldiers from 2 Battalion The Duke of Lancasters Regiment assist members of the public as they are evacuated. Photo credit: www.ibtimes.co.uk

Members of Cleveland Mountain Rescue and soldiers from 2 Battalion The Duke of Lancasters Regiment assist members of the public as they are evacuated. Photo credit: www.ibtimes.co.uk

Homes evacuated amid heavy rain. Photo credit: www.bbc.com

Homes evacuated amid heavy rain. Photo credit: www.bbc.com

Road signs are half submerged after the River Calder burst its banks in the Calder Valley town of Mytholmroyd on December 26, 2015 in Mytholmroyd, England. Photo credit: www.ibtimes.co.uk

Road signs are half submerged after the River Calder burst its banks in the Calder Valley town of Mytholmroyd on December 26, 2015 in Mytholmroyd, England. Photo credit: www.ibtimes.co.uk

Floodwater around Cawood, North Yorkshire on 27 December 2015 after the River Ouse burst its banks. Photo credit: www.bbc.com

Floodwater around Cawood, North Yorkshire on 27 December 2015 after the River Ouse burst its banks. Photo credit: www.bbc.com

 

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