Derby floods 8/11/2019

Derwent river levels are now higher than in 2000 & 2014, at 3.2m and are expected to reach 3.8 later this evening. The river has breached the banks in several places, photos taken from 3 till 4pm. See Derbyshire Fire & Rescue tweets for latest. At about 3.30pm, panicking children were helped over the floodbank, as they realised the river was going to cut them off, at St Marys place. (small pix, 3rd from bottom left) More shortly.

NB 200 workers had to be evacuated from the Rolls-Royce nuclear reactor on Raynesway that day, as rising river levels threatened their safety and the reactor.

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