Sheffield Flood 2019: Dramatic images from one of the city's wettest days in living memory

Torrential rain has battered Sheffield and South Yorkshire in recent days. These photos show the extent of the damage caused by the floods.

Friday, 8th November 2019, 2:33 pm
Updated Friday, 8th November 2019, 2:35 pm
Homes across Sheffield have been devastated by the flooding.

Take a look at the extent of the flooding in Sheffield and South Yorkshire after heaviest November rainfall in the area since the year 2000.

Families who had flocked to the Meadowhall shopping centre for its annual Christmas lights switch on were left stranded there after the nearby River Don burst its banks.
Some people were forced to stay overnight in Meadowhall shopping centre after heavy rain and flooding caused local roads to become gridlocked.

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A car sits in floodwater near Meadowhall shopping centre in Sheffield.
High floodwaters outside The Riverside, near Hillsborough.
Tonnes of debris carried by the surging waters of the Don and deposited near Meadowhall.
Floodwater at Flockton Park in Sheffield, where nearby homes had to be evacuated overnight.
Flooding caused widespread cancellation of trains as public transport across the region was disrupted by gridlock and impassable roads.
Businesses in Sheffield and across South Yorkshire have seen their offices flooded and their stock damaged by the downpour.
Police closed roads across Sheffield, diverting traffic away from areas where floodwaters were rising dangerously high.
Homes were severely flooded by raging flood water in the village of Whiston near Sheffield.
Residents have seen their gardens submerged under feet of floodwater that has carried away furniture and plant life in its path.