Derbyshire flooding: Woman swept away in horror flood as river bursts its banks ...

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Parts of England were hit with a month’s worth of rain in just one day. The woman’s body was found hours after she was swept into Derbyshire’s River Derwent. Whilst visiting the area, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “We need to prepare and we need to be investing in defences.

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Heavy rains caused the river to burst its banks.

According to the BBC, the woman was reported to have been swept away in Rowsely before her body was found about two miles away in Darley Dale.

Derbyshire Police have informed the family but formal identification is believed to have not taken place.

Mark Hopkinson witnessed attempts to find the woman, and said: “We saw a little drone go up and the coastguard helicopter came, and that was then circling, hovering over some trees.”

uk floodingRescue workers in Doncaster (Image: GETTY)

BORIS JOHNSONBoris Johnson has visited Derbyshire (Image: GETTY)

The Environment Agency issued six severe flood warnings for locations on the River Don which flows through Sheffield, Rotherham and Doncaster.

Fran Lowe from he agency said: “Respond immediately and get out of any place affected by a severe flood warning.”

Mr Lowe urged residents to take the threats seriously as they “represent a threat to life”.

The Don has hit its highest recored level at just over 6.3m (20.7ft).

READ MORE: Derby flood defences ‘struggle’ with dangerous fast-flowing water

RESCUERescue workers in Doncaster (Image: GETTY)

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