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theguardian - 7 days ago

We are going to lose everything : 12 years on, Yorkshire town floods again

Bentley residents face ruin, with many refused insurance after the River Don burst its banks in 2007Grandmother Sharon Capes steps off a boat after being rescued from her home. As the rain begins to fall she quietly watches while others are rescued. Soon, she is overcome with emotion.For Capes and others, today has been too much to bear. Twelve years ago the residents of the South Yorkshire suburb of Bentley lost everything when their homes were completely submerged in floodwater. On Friday morning they began to relive that same “nightmare and devastation” when their homes were once again engulfed in the overflowing waters of the nearby River Don. Continue reading...


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