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FLOODS in Derbyshire has caused the River Derwent to rise to “dangerous” levels as new footage shows water “leaving” through a wall.

PUBLISHED: 19:03, Fri, Nov 8, 2019 | UPDATED: 19:03, Fri, Nov 8, 2019

A month’s worth of rain fell on the area on Friday as the River Derwent burst its banks. As a result, roads are closed and homes and businesses have been flooded. It comes as Derbyshire Police confirmed that a woman has died during the devastating floods.

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They confirmed she was recovered from flood water in Darley Dale after officers were called in the early hours of the morning.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson wrote on Twitter: “Awful to see the terrible flooding across the North of England.

“Thank you to the emergency staff & volunteers helping families through this difficult time.”

New footage on social media has shown the flood water is still dangerous next to the river.

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uk floodsA month’s worth of rain fell on the area on Friday (Image: Twitter @BBCChrisD)

uk floodsRoads are closed and homes and businesses have been flooded (Image: Twitter @BBCChrisD)

BBC reporter Chris Doidge capture the video as he said: “Signs that the flood defences are struggling near the Exeter Arms and Darwin Place in Derby.”

One Twitter user said:

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