Aerial pictures show severe flooding in historic English city

Aerial pictures show severe flooding in historic English city

Aerial pictures show extent of severe flooding in the historic northern English city of York after it experienced heavy flooding over the festive weekend.

YORK, ENGLAND, UK (DECEMBER 28, 2015) (ITN) – Aerial pictures shot on Monday (December 28) showed the extent of severe flooding in York after heavy flooding inundated the historic English city over the festive weekend.

Prime Minister David Cameron is due to visit affected areas later on Monday, and has already promised a review of flood defences following widespread flooding across other parts of northern England.

British soldiers helped evacuate hundreds of people from the rising floodwaters in York over the weekend.

Up to a month’s worth of rain has fallen across northern England in recent days, and flood waters have hit cities and towns including Manchester, Rochdale and Leeds.

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