Storm Frank is hitting the UK, bringing more gales, torrential rain and flooding over northern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Here are the latest updates:
- The head of the Environment Agency is due to visit flood victims after returning from his Christmas holiday in Barbados
- Looters have been targeting flood victims’ homes in York
- Bikers protect Yorkshire homes from looting
- Families feel they were 'sacrificed' by authorities
- More flooding and damage is expected
- Storm Frank is heating the North Pole up
- Syrian refugees are among volunteers building defences
- Soldiers evacuated residents in Tadcaster as a bridge over the raging River Wharfe collapsed
- Around 150 flood warnings and alerts are in place
- The storm could affect New Year's Eve travel
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The latest storm to sweep the country caused widespread disruption in Northern Ireland overnight, with more than 2,000 homes affected by power cuts and flights from Belfast Airport temporarily stopped in high winds.
Torrential rain and gales was more misery on flood-ravaged homeowners in northern England today, where areas are still struggling to recover from two previous storms - Desmond and Eve.
In York, police have condemned thieves who looted homes evacuated by flood victims.
In Pictures: Floods hit the UK
In Pictures: Floods hit the UK
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Members of Cleveland Mountain Rescue and soldiers from 2 Battalion The Duke of Lancasters Regiment evacuating people from the Queens Hotel in York city centre as the River Ouse floods on December 27, 2015
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Teams in Whalley evacuate villagers from their homes
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A resident of Glenridding, which flooded for the third time this month, surveys the damage
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The River Ouse, York, has burst its banks
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A soldier from the 2nd Battalion, Duke of Lancaster’s regiment helps to sure up flood defences in Appleby, Cumbria, one of the areas worst affected by the floods
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Experts believe the cost of clearing up the most recent flooding could exceed £50m (PA)
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Hundreds of people have been evacuated from their homes in York
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A police helicopter photographed the extent of the flooding in York on 27 December.
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Flooding at Clifford's Tower in York on 27 December
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Flooding along York's Inner Ring Road on 27 December
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Water runs out of the Lowther pub in York on 27 December after the River Ouse bursts its banks in York city centre.
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Flooded streets in Dumfries, Scotland on 30 December
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A car left submerged in floodwater in Newton Stewart, Scotland
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Staff at the Worlds End bar in Dumfries Scotland desperately try to pump floodwater out of the building
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A man stands in the doorway of his cottage in the flooded town of Straiton in Scotland
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Flooding in the village of Aberfeldy, Perthshire, Scotland
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Man wades through floodwater outside a fish and chip shop in Dumfries, Scotland
North Yorkshire Police's Acting Superintendent Mark Grange said: “It is extremely disappointing to see victims of the floods being targeted in this way.
"It is impossible to comprehend why anyone would want to bring further suffering to those who are already in a very vulnerable situation."
The EA had earlier warned of the potential for further significant flooding, especially in Cumbria, while floods minister Rory Stewart said a potentially ”very bad situation“ lay ahead.
In many areas the ground is still saturated from previous downpours and river levels remain at record highs.
Scotland was also bracing itself with Met Office amber ”be prepared“ warnings issued for today in all mainland regions outside the Highlands.Reuse content