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North Derbyshire residents fight to keep flood water from their homes

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.

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.  

Derbyshire County Council leader Barry Lewis has confirmed funding will be available for homes and businesses which have been affected:

 

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