Photo taken on Nov. 11, 2019 shows a tractor in floodwater on the road to Fishlake village in Doncaster, Britain. The British government activated on Saturday an emergency scheme to support local authorities to deal with flood in parts of England after extremely heavy rainfall. (Xinhua)
LONDON, Nov. 9 (Xinhua) -- The British government activated on Saturday an emergency scheme to support local authorities to deal with flood in parts of England after extremely heavy rainfall.
Under the Bellwin scheme, local authorities dealing with flood in Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire can apply to have 100 percent of the eligible costs they incur, above a threshold, reimbursed by the government. This could be for items including rest centres, temporary accommodation and staff overtime.
After a severe flood warning was issued in Fishlake, a village in South Yorkshire, residents have been advised to evacuate their homes and are being supported to do so. Multi-agency teams are there helping local people.
Severe flood warnings and rail cancellations remain in areas of England flooded after a month's worth of rain fell in a single day, according to the BBC.