Torrential rain in England kills 1; floods streets

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But parts of South Yorkshire remain most at-risk, with six severe warnings around the River Don predicting properties and roads face further flooding.

"Residents in these areas are advised to evacuate immediately", said the Doncaster Council.

She was swept away by the River Derwent in Darley Dale, close to Matlock, in the early hours of Friday, and her body was recovered downstream.

The average monthly rainfall total for Yorkshire at this time of year is 89mm.

Meanwhile, residents in Doncaster were being rescued by boats on Friday morning, after their street became flooded by waist-high water.

Jason Richards, 44, described how water slowly trickled along "like a shadow" before eventually filling the street.

Derbyshire Police said her family had been informed and formal identification was yet to take place.

The weather forecast will be welcomed by residents of Yarborough Terrace, in Doncaster, whose homes have been submerged by water following the floods.

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said they rescued more than 100 stranded people on Thursday night, with around 500 calls to its control room between 10pm and 4am.

The video emerged as widespread flooding has hit large parts of northern England, resulting in the death of one woman, hundreds trapped in shopping malls, while others were stranded in their cars, and train lines blocked.

"Some locations have observed a month's really worth of rain in just one working day", Met Office environment meteorologist Alex Burkill reported.

Sheffield was particularly badly hit during flooding in summer 2007, which saw millions of pounds spend on prevention schemes.

"Horrible to see the bad floods in northern England", Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Twitter.

The torrential rain also caused a general disruption of travel, as some railway operators issued a "Do not travel, quot; warning to passengers in places around Sheffield and other affected areas, while many roads were also closed".

"The rain is easing and moving south but obviously the impact of that will continue to be felt".

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