Catcliffe floods: Fire service thanks South Yorkshire officers for hard work during Storm Babet chaos

Around 120 properties were evacuated on the night of Storm Babet by officers knocking on doors.
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South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue has thanked staff and partner agencies for their work to help hundreds of residents from rising water during Storm Babet.

The residents of Catcliffe, in Rotherham, are still picking up the pieces following the torrential rainstorm on October 20.

Firefighters in action in Catcliffe ( Photo: South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue).Firefighters in action in Catcliffe ( Photo: South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue).
Firefighters in action in Catcliffe ( Photo: South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue).
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Around 120 homes were evacuated overnight into October 21 by officers knocking on doors as water levels on the River Rother reached a record high.

Meanwhile, many more streets across Sheffield and the area were also affected, with roads flooded and cars stranded.

Families in Catcliffe are under immense stress as they pick up the pieces now the flood water has receded.

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Meanwhile, in Chesterfield, a teenager with terminal cancer has been left homeless after her family home was flooded.

Now, South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue has released a short video thanking firefighters, staff and agencies across the region for coming together to tackle the crisis.

"Well done to all our staff who responded to Storm Babet," the short statement on the official South Yorkshire Fire page on X reads.

"Our thoughts are with all those who were affected by the devastation which flooding can cause."

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In the video, SYFR reveals 999 operators in South Yorkshire took 1,195 calls during the torrential rain storm and attended a total of 47 storm-related incidents, including flooding and rescuing motorists from their stranded cars.

Meanwhile, drone footage in the clip shows the severity of the flooding in Catcliffe and roads, back gardens and homes were left submerged.