Amber flood warnings have returned to Sheffield as heavy rainfall is expected to continue into the night and cause further flooding.
Manchester Fire crews have been deployed to South Yorkshire and have been tasked with protecting critical infrastructure.
They are joining firefighters from across the country in using high capacity pumps to prevent already bursting river banks from flooding again.
Ben Levy, Area Manager for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue have praised the teams:
“Though tired, they remain determined and set in for the duration.”
He told the Fulwood Post: “Our Greater Manchester firefighters have been working long hours to protect critical infrastructure and our crews remain committed to working to support those affected in returning to their homes as soon as possible.
Whilst we are exceptionally proud of our crews, our primary thoughts are with the many communities and local businesses affected by these extensive floods.”
Areas surrounding the River Don have been told to take extra precautions and follow the tips given by South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue for homes which may already be affected.
Urgent advice for anyone returning to flooded homes:
🔥 Keep heaters well away from soft furnishings, to avoid fires
⚡ Do not use electrical sockets if they have been in contact with water
☠ CO poisoning can occur if petrol or diesel generators are used indoors@MyDoncaster pic.twitter.com/40eV6BogNS
— South Yorkshire Fire (@SYFR) November 13, 2019
This comes just a week after firefighters rescued around 90 people from Parkgate shopping centre in Rotherham due to banks of the River Don Bursting.
There are currently no Flood Alerts for areas in S10. The Environment Agency are updating their systems every 15 minutes so keep an eye on alerts here.