The Wicker in Sheffield city centre following the floods of 2007.

Sheffield floods 2007: Pictures show heavy rainfall caused devastation 15 years ago

For all the summery warm weather Sheffield has seen this week, it’s hard to imagine how 15 years ago parts of the city were completely underwater.

Thousands of people were forced from their homes as torrential rain hit the city and surrounding areas on June 25, 2007.

Two people died, including a 14-year-old boy who was swept to his death in a swollen river, while an estimated £1bn of damage was caused by one of the worst natural disasters ever to hit the area.

Now, 15 years on to the day, here is a look back at some of the pictures from the Great Floods of 2007.

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