Hundreds in Britain evacuated amid flooding

December 27, 2015 8:45 AM

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The worst affected area was northwest England, where residents already hit by severe floods in recent weeks faced more heavy and persistent rain.

The Met Office's most serious weather warning was issued for Lancashire on Saturday with a risk of "widespread river flooding." It later issued a similar warning for west and north Yorkshire.

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