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Pictures show scale of north of England floods

Man wades through water in Hebden Bridge Image copyright Peter Byrne/PA via AP
Image caption Hebden Bridge has been badly hit by flood waters

Severe flooding has surged through parts of Lancashire and West and North Yorkshire - leading to evacuations and property damage.

Further heavy rain is forecast for both counties later - with weather and flood warnings in place.

Residents of Ribchester and Whalley , Lancashire, and Nidderdale Lodge Park in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, have already been evacuated after overnight downpours.

Widespread flooding has also been reported in Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd.

The Met Office has issued red weather warnings - which denote risk to life - for those areas affected, with more rain forecast in the evening.

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service tweeted a message urging people to stay away from the Ribchester and Whalley areas.

Image caption Homes have been evacuated in Nidderdale Lodge Park, Knaresborough
Image copyright James Cameron
Image caption There has been widespread flooding in Sowerby Bridge
Image copyright Colours May Vary
Image caption Water is rising around the llama statue on Roberts Park, Saltaire
Image copyright Maureen Baldwin
Image caption Water levels rise in the graveyard of St John the Baptist's Church, Broughton, Lancashire
Image copyright Tim Moody
Image caption The Royal Oak Pub in Haworth was badly damaged
Image caption Cars and shops in Hebden Bridge have been submerged following heavy rain
Image copyright PA
Image caption People waded through flood waters at Mytholmroyd in Calderdale
Image caption The muddy waters of the River Calder are raging as flooding continues
Image copyright Tim Moody
Image caption Emergency services are out in Haworth where there is heavy flooding
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Image caption Flood sirens were sounded after torrential downpours in Mytholmroyd
Image caption There has been a landslide at Barleyfields Rd in Wetherby

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