A number of North Derbyshire residents have been flooded following last night's excessive rainfall.
We spoke to people in Unstone earlier today. People there have responded by putting sandbags outside their properties, in a bid to prevent further damage. Chris Davis-Smith has provided this special report:
Following our report, Yorkshire Water told us they've tried to jet the sewer clear, but there's an unidentified blockage at the site which they're unable to get clear.
Local resident Sue Smith told us her garage was flooded and feared it could get even worse.
NEWS: We have spoken to residents in #Unstone who are facing a battle to stop their homes being completely flooded. Motorists are being urged to avoid the area by home owners due to water coming off the roads and onto their properties #Derbyshire pic.twitter.com/MDRg8dRfti— Peak FM (@PeakFM) November 8, 2019
People across the county are urged to stay on high alert due to flood warnings, particularly around rivers.
It follows earlier news that a woman's body was found in the Derwent in Darley Dale.
There are now more flood warnings in place across Derbyshire, particularly at the #RiverDerwent. We urge drivers to plan driving routes that avoid roads near rivers that may be flooded, and if you live near a potential flood zone, to move possessions/valuables off the ground. pic.twitter.com/CVcRT83pad— Derbyshire Police (@DerbysPolice) November 8, 2019
Derbyshire County Council leader Barry Lewis has confirmed funding will be available for homes and businesses which have been affected:
We are supporting residents & businesses affected by #flooding in @Derbyshirecc I am announcing a £100k resident hardship & business disruption scheme. Resident hardship scheme: for those evacuated from their homes. For small & micro businesses: directly affected by floods. 1/2 pic.twitter.com/z50wadTLGz— Barry Lewis (@CllrBarryLewis) November 8, 2019