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More residents evacuated as flooding continues in parts of northern England

A man uses a canoe to make his way through flooded streets in York city center after the River Ouse bursts its banks Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015. Homes were evacuated, cars were submerged and boats were brought in to help bring people to safety Saturday as parts of England, Scotland and Wales faced severe flooding caused by repeated heavy rains.
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December 27, 2015 - 1:00 PM

LONDON - Hundreds more people have been told to leave their homes in northern England as weeks of heavy rainfall continue to cause heavy flooding.

Police in the York area 200 miles (320 kilometres) north of London on Sunday advised more than 300 people to leave their homes because of rising river waters.

Several hundred had been evacuated the day before in the West Yorkshire and Lancashire regions and officials said thousands had lost power.

The official Met Office weather service indicated that only very small amounts of rain are expected in the flooded areas in the next day.

Hundreds of flood warnings and alerts remain in place in parts of England and Wales.

Prime Minister David Cameron plans to convene the government's emergency Cobra ministerial group to co-ordinate the crisis response.

News from © The Associated Press, 2015
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