Flood rescue in Northern part of England

People are being evacuated from their homes and there is chaos on the roads and trains after torrential downpours flooded parts of northern England.

Six severe warnings – meaning a danger to life – are in place along the River Don in Doncaster with some residents being told to leave their homes.

Dozens of people slept on chairs and benches after being left stranded in a shopping centre in Sheffield overnight.

People are being ferried to safety in Rotherham

More than 100 flood warnings are in place across England

Fran Lowe, from the Environment Agency (EA), said urged people to take them seriously “as they represent a threat to life”.

“Respond immediately and get out of any place affected by a severe flood warning,” she said.

More than 50 people have been rescued from their static homes after a caravan site near Doncaster flooded.

Elderly and vulnerable people were among those who were led to safety from Willow Bridge Caravan Site after the River Don overtopped in the area.

Meanwhile, residents in Rotherham have been told to stay at home and not leave unless asked to do so by emergency services.

The council said the town centre, Whiston, Catcliffe and Laughton Common were areas of greatest concern.

Source: BBC News

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Going green to save money and the planet

Making your home green and eco-friendly requires just a few simple adjustments which can make a real difference to you saving money and the environment along the way.

  1. Save Energy – Making you home energy efficient as best as you can could save you up to £300 a year on energy bills, as well as two tonnes of CO2 emissions. Simple measures you can take includes: fitting energy saving light bulbs, draught-proofing doors and windows; fitting room thermostats, programmer and thermostatic radiator valves (TRVs); turning off lights when not needed and never leaving electronic and electrical gadgets on standby;  double glazed window; insulation of walls and loft; fitting energy efficient heating systems etc.
  2. Save Water – Water is an extremely valuable resource, but much of what we use are wasted. To save water, don’t leave the tap running when you brush your teeth, shave, wash your hands, wash plates, cups and pots. This can waste up to five litres of water per minute. Fix leaky taps and start taking more showers and fewer baths. A five minute shower uses about a third of the water of a bath, unless you have a power shower. install a water butt to collect rainwater with which to water your garden plants.
  3. Reduce – Reduce is the first in the mantra of ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’. that’s because it’s better to reduce the amount of waste we sent to landfills in the first place than to use energy to recycle it. When shopping, cooking and eating always buy, cook and eat what you need not want. There is a big difference between what we need and want, getting the balance right can go a long way in saving money and the environment.
  4. Reuse – Think before you throw something away. Could you, or someone else reuse it? By reusing items, you will save money and benefit the environment. For example, reuse plastic carrier bags for shopping, reuse drinking bottles, turn halves of plastic bottles into garden cloches to protect plants, reuse papers and envelopes (stick scrap paper over the old address). Always try repairing, restoring or re-upholstering furniture before buying new. If you can’t think of a way to reuse something, try local charity shop, recycle centres or freecycle websites.
  5. Recycle – It’s now very easy to recycle at home because nine out of 10 households have a kerbside recycling collection run by their local council, either weekly or fortnightly. You can check what materials your council recycles by visiting their website. Most council have recycling centres and you can also recycle items through local facebook group pages.

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20 Properties damaged as mains water pipe burst in Tipton UK

A burst water main caused widespread property damage. Discoloured water gushed metres into the air and flooded Park Lane West in Tipton.

A house partially collapse due to the burst main on Monday afternoon (14/102019), South Staffs Water confirmed.

Tipton

Dramatic pictures from Park Lane West in Tipton, Birmingham, showed external walls had given way completely.

Pete Aspley, wholesale service delivery director at South Staffs Water, said: “Due to the burst water main, around 20 properties on Park Lane West appear to have been damaged, one of them severely.

Tipton water burst

“We have a team on site who are working with the emergency services and we are in contact with the people affected.

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