On 11 November hundreds were evacuated from Fishlake, when their homes were flooded for the first time in a hundred years. Heavy rain has continued to fall in Yorkshire and the Midlands, flooding more areas. Two hundred army personnel are supporting the flood effort, and hundreds more are working hard to make areas safe. Villagers in Stainforth have been supporting their Fishlake neighbours. A social media appeal brought donations of food, cleaning products, toiletries and clothing from 2,000 people. St Cuthbert's Church is full of clothes and emergency supplies, while rescue workers use it as an operations and command centre. Chalets and caravans have been found for homeless families, and even abandoned animals are being looked after.
South Yorkshire floodsWritten by David Fletcher 14 Nov 2019
- Pray: for God to give stamina and wisdom to the army and countless volunteers. Pray for the South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, who have operational control over the area. (Isaiah 43:2)
- More: www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-50408897