Photographs taken at
Bentley of the devastating 2007
floods. More photos of the
floods are available.
Flooding occurred in many parts of the United Kingdom in June 2007. There
were several different flood events that month, with the most severe flooding
across Northern Ireland on June 12, 2007, North Yorkshire and The Midlands on
June 15, 2007 and across Yorkshire, The Midlands, Gloucestershire and
Worcestershire on June 25, 2007.
The BBC reported that 2 weeks after the
people were homeless in Doncaster, 1000 were homeless in Sheffield, and 17,000
were homeless in Hull. Yet up till that time, Hull had received the least media
The month of June was one of the wettest on record in Britain with average
rainfall across England of 140 mm, more than double the June average, and
Sheffield's wettest ever. and some areas received a month's worth of
precipitation in just 24 hours.
At least six people have died in the flooding; damage to business and property
is estimated to be over £1.5 billion, with 5,000 businesses and 27,000 homes
affected by flood damage. The Fire Brigades Union described the rescue effort as
the biggest in peacetime Britain.