Downpour turned Doncaster street into a scene for a ‘disaster movie’

Flooding at a petrol station in Denaby.
Flooding at a petrol station in Denaby.
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A SHOP worker told how a Doncaster street was transformed into a ‘scene from a disaster movie’ as flash floods hit the borough.

Hyqmete Mira was working in Denaby Service Station on Doncaster Road as flood waters rose - and said several centimetres of water poured inside the shop.

She said: “I couldn’t believe it. The road was blocked for more than two hours. We had to spend several hours cleaning up.

“I had never seen anything like it in my life, and I couldn’t go anywhere because of the water. I was really scared. The way the water came down was like a disaster movie.”

The rains on Friday brought fresh concerns for those affected by the floods in 2007.

Sandra Burton was forced to live in a caravan in front of her home in Sprotbrough after the floods of five years ago and is now a flood warden.

She said she had been keeping a close eye on the situation this year. And she said she was anxious to see how the situation progressed today, after waters had come down the River Don from Sheffield.

“In 2007 it was the day after the torrential rain that the floods started, after the water had come downstream,” she warned.