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In pictures: Second day of flooding across northern England

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Image caption Properties in Skeldergate in York have been evacuated following heavy flooding

Hundreds more people have been evacuated as flooding continues to sweep across the north of England.

Residents in West and North Yorkshire and Lancashire were rescued from their homes on Saturday and thousands were left without power.

The Environment Agency has 24 severe flood warnings in place for Yorkshire, indicating there is a danger to life in those areas.

Up to 3,500 properties nears the Rivers Ouse and Foss in York are at risk.

Businesses and homes in Leeds, Hebden Bridge, Sowerby Bridge and Greater Manchester are also affected.

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Image caption Up to 1,000 homes have been flooded in Leeds and roads closed around the city
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Image caption In York, members of a mountain rescue team went house-to-house checking on residents
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Image caption Crews helped to rescue an elderly couple in the Huntington Road area
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Image caption Members of the Army and rescue teams have been deployed to York city centre
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Image caption It comes as scores of flood alerts and warnings remain in place for England, Wales and Scotland
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Image caption Aerial photographs showed the impact of the flooding in the city
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Image caption They showed men using a dinghy to rescue their possessions from mobile homes
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Image caption Properties in York city centre were reflected in water
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Image caption Flood water had to be pumped from a property adjacent to the River Ouse
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Image caption Gravestones were also submerged by the flooding
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Image caption Vehicles were immobilised and became submerged
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Image caption The River Ouse flooded riverside business premises and homes in York

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