UK floods in pictures: Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge, West Bradford, Summerseat and other areas in Lancashire and Yorkshire affected

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Flooding in Hebden Bridge on Boxing Day morning

People have been evacuated from their homes in some areas of Yorkshire and Lancashire on Boxing Day, after Northern England was struck by heavy rain.

The Met Office issued their highest severe weather warning for the area, advising those present to "take action" and others not to travel to affected regions.

The River Calder, River Ribble and River Wyre all burst their banks while the River Irwell and others saw high tides.

Local residents, small business owners and journalists posted photos from the affected areas online.

Read more: Insurers braced for flooding "worse than 2012"

Mytholmroyd, Yorkshire

Mytholmroyd was flooded after the River Calder burst its banks.

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Whalley, Lancashire

Residents of Whalley were evacuated on Boxing Day morning. Daria Neklesa captured the scene in the town:


Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire

BBC reporter Spencer Stokes and others were on hand to Tweet a few pictures of the submerged high street of West Yorkshire town Hebden Bridge:

River Ribble, West Bradford

Video footage of the River Ribble overflowing at West Bradford was captured by Twitter user Joseph E Nolan:

Summerseat, Lancashire

The high tide of a ferocious-looking River Irwell is captured here in the Bury town of Summerseat by Twitter user Neil Hughes:

Affected? Here's where to look for information:

The Environment Agency has offered a staffed emergency hotline at 0345 988 1188 and has information for those affected on its website.

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