Sheffield weather: Live updates as Storm Babet recovery begins - Supertram returning to Meadowhall and more

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Sheffield and South Yorkshire has started the recovery process after flooding caused by Storm Babet.

Sheffield has started the recovery after Storm Babet battered the region with heavy rain and winds.

Residents in Catcliffe, Rotherham wereevacuated from their homes after floodwater engulfed the area.

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Several flood alerts have been issued for large parts of SheffieldSeveral flood alerts have been issued for large parts of Sheffield
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It is one of the areas worst affected by flooding - bringing back nightmare memories for residents affected by the catastrophic floods of 2007 which saw homes destroyed.

The River Rother also burst its banks in Killamarsh. The river recorded water levels higher than in 2007.

The Star will update this story throughout the day with any more reports of flooding.

Sheffield weather: Live updates as Sheffield begins recovery following battering by Storm Babet

Key Events

  • River Rother has burst its banks in Killamarsh - just after water levels exceed 2007 record
  • "Do not travel" warnings remain in place on Saturday after heavy rainfall on Friday.
  • Rescue teams are evacuating residents from Catcliffe as homes have flooded
  • New flooding expected elsewhere along the River Don today.
  • LIVE updates for Sheffield and South Yorkshire as poor weather continues...

'Do not drive' - South Yorkshire Police

Residents of South Yorkshire should continue to avoid travelling and driving unless absolutely necessary, the region's police force has confirmed this morning.

Residential street is "area of concern" say South Yorkshire Police

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue have been pumping water out of a Totley residential street "through the night" according to an update from South Yorkshire Police.

Aerial images show Catcliffe consumed by floodwater

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Chief Fire Officer with emergency personel in Catcliffe

Catcliffe seeing the worst of Storm Babet in South Yorkshire

A resident wades through the floodwater to rescue a family pet.A resident wades through the floodwater to rescue a family pet.
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More images show extend of distruction in Catcliffe

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The full extent of Catcliffe flooding revealed in photo gallery

Readers of The Star have been sharing photos from across Catcliffe as it has been battered by the horrific weather this weekend.

More astonishing photos from Catcliffe

Streets Ahead open Chesterfield Road

Meadowhall remove flood defences as warning ceases

The Sheffield mega-mall of Meadowhall has just announced their flood defences have been taken down.

It comes as the flood warning for the area is removed. The mega-mall has been open as usual today.

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