Moment bus full of screaming children floods in Derbyshire
Moment bus full of screaming children floods in Derbyshire as second red weather warning is issued in UK with Scotland set for ANOTHER four inches of rain today
Footage shows the terrifying moment a school bus full of screaming children is flooded as a second red weather warning is issued in the UK, with Scotland set for another four inches of rain today.
Storm Babet has caused travel chaos for many as trains across the country are cancelled and passengers on a Tui flight had to be evacuated from a plane at Leeds Bradford Airport, after it came off the runway as it attempted to land in windy conditions.
Meanwhile, Scotland will experience its second red ‘danger to life’ warning, prompting First Minister Humza Yousaf to warn: ‘We have not seen the last of this.’
This comes as UK roads turn into rivers as the high winds and relentless rain continue to wreak havoc, including taking the lives of three people.
The exceptionally wet and unsettled weather is expected to continue through the coming days and weather warnings will be updated, the Met Office said.
A ‘major incident’ has been declared in Derbyshire where the school bus was flooded. In the video posted to X, formerly Twitter, brown water can be seen flooding into the double-decker as the school children scream and pull their legs up onto the seats.
DERBYSHIRE: The terrifying moment a school bus full of screaming children floods in Derbyshire
DERBYSHIRE: Major rail routes have been affected by flooding – this image, from Network Rail, shows flooding at Clay Cross in the East Midlands
Simon O’Brien (left) using his homemade boat, which he built for his grandchildren, to rescue elderly residents from their home in the village of Debenham, Suffolk
BRECHIN: A woman is helped to safety by rescue workers as flood waters devastated streets of the Scottish town. Local authorities say much of the area is ‘now only accessible via boat’
Moments before the water gushes in, one pupil can be seen gesturing to the others to move up to the higher deck of the bus. The children’s screams of terror increase as the water rises and one shouts: ‘No, no, no, no.’
Yesterday, Derbyshire Fire and Rescue declared a ‘major incident’ due to the ongoing chaos caused by Storm Babet and urged people not to travel.
It added that it had rescued 60 people after floods occurred in Brampton, Chesterfield with residents moved to a rescue centre.
Met Office Chief Meteorologist, Andy Page, described the storm as an ‘exceptional event’.
Parts of eastern Scotland could see a further 70-100 mm of rain, with the highest accumulations over the hills. Further rain is also expected more widely across Wales, northern England and the Midlands.
Mr Page said: ‘We are likely to continue to see significant impacts with the potential for further flooding and damage to properties. There are numerous National Severe Weather Warnings in place for both rain and wind over the coming days.
‘Today parts of eastern Scotland could see a further 20-30 mm of rain, but the east-facing high ground from southeast Scotland to the Cheviots, south to the Peak District may see as much as 80 to 120 mm of rain locally. Strong easterly winds may exacerbate the impacts of the heavy rain.
‘We have issued a second red warning covering parts of Angus and Aberdeenshire for Saturday with 70-100 mm rain possible. This has the potential to cause further impacts in this already hard-hit area.’
DERBYSHIRE: The children are heard screaming in terroras the water gushes onto the bus
BRECHIN: A member of the emergency services helps resident Laura Demontis from a house as Storm Babet batters the country
LEEDS: Emergency services at the scene after a passenger plane came off the runway at Leeds Bradford Airport while landing in windy conditions
SCOTLAND: Waves break over Dysart harbour wall during storm Babet
Sadly, the storm has proven deadly. A man in his 60s died after getting caught in fast-flowing flood water in the town of Cleobury Mortimer in Shropshire on Friday, West Mercia Police said.
READ MORE: Passengers on TUI flight that skidded off the runway at Leeds Bradford airport in Storm Babet weather chaos say they knew ‘this is not going to stop’
West Mercia Police said: ‘Members of the public reported that the man had gone under the water shortly before 10.40am this morning.
‘Officers from West Mercia Police and Shropshire Fire and Rescue quickly attended but sadly he was found deceased at around 12.35pm.
‘Whilst formal identification hasn’t yet taken place the family of a local man in his 60s have been informed and are being supported by officers.’
This is the third death since the storm began. Police Scotland said a falling tree hit a van near Forfar in Angus on Thursday evening, killing a 56-year-old driver.
A 57-year-old woman also died on Thursday after being swept into a river in the Angus region.
More than 75 people were in rescue centres in Angus, east Scotland, while Angus Council said people in more than 60 homes in Brechin, who refused previous evacuation attempts, required rescue.
Jacqui Semple, head of risk, resilience and safety for Angus Council, said: ‘People are devastated. This is awful.
In the video posted to X, formerly Twitter , brown water can be seen flooding into the double-decker bus as the school children scream and pull their legs up onto the seats
The UK is awash with weather warnings on Friday – including a rare red weather warning covering Angus, Perthshire and Dundee on Scotland’s east coast
BRECHIN: A woman walks through flood waters as residents are asked to evacuate by the local authorities
A woman carries her dog while wading through floodwater in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, on Thursday
‘It would be awful. Your house flooded, your belongings, the impact emotionally and physically and everything that goes with that.
‘They’ve got all of those people who have been affected arriving at our rest centres in such a state – wet, cold, and just so unbelievably upset.’
READ MORE: What is a red ‘danger to life’ warning? Met Office weather alert level explained
Across England, there were more than 200 flood warnings and 200 alerts on Friday evening, while 55,000 people were left without power as a result of the storm.
By Friday evening, around 45,000 of those were reconnected to the grid but 10,000 were still without power, the Energy Networks Association said.
Flooding caused 70-minute delays on the A1 near Grantham, National Highways said, while further south, Suffolk declared a major incident on Friday as Storm Badet caused ‘major flooding’ across the county.
The rural village of Debenham was cut off by flooding, residents said, while tractors were being used to rescue people caught in the flood water.
Around 50 people were sheltering in the local leisure centre there and sleeping on crash matts, staff said.
Meanwhile, passengers on a Tui flight had to be evacuated from a plane at Leeds Bradford Airport after it came off the runway as it attempted to land in windy conditions.
SUNDERLAND: Sea foam coats the beachfront at Seaburn as violent waves are whipped up by Storm Babet
Severe rainfall saw streets in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, flooded on Thursday afternoon
Emergency services at the scene after a passenger plane came off the runway at Leeds Bradford Airport
Flight TOM3551, which departed from Corfu just after 12.30pm local time (10.30am BST), was attempting to land at the airport in strong winds when the Boeing 737-800 slipped off the tarmac and was left stranded on the grass.
The airport’s emergency siren is understood to have activated when the aircraft careered off the runway upon landing at around 1.53pm BST. Witnesses described it as a ‘hard landing’.
There were no reports of any injuries, operator Tui said.
Malcolm Fell, who was on the flight, described the incident as ‘a little bit dramatic’ but everyone onboard was ‘quite calm’.
Recalling his experience, he said: ‘The plane came down and the pilot applied reverse thrust on the brakes and it started to aquaplain,’ adding ‘it seemed to speed up rather than slow down’.
The photos show the plane stuck in thick mud after it skidded off the runway on landing. No one is thought to have been hurt in the crash
Dramatic photos show the TUI aircraft lying to the side of the runway at Leeds Bradford Airport this afternoon
Emergency services at the scene in windy conditions during Storm Babet
DUNDEE: Flood waters surround cars and houses along Heron Rise after the nearby Dighty Water broke its banks
Wheelie bins float on top the water in Hucknall as the streets of Nottinghamshire flooded
‘My wife, [who] was sat next to me, turned to me and said I think you better brace yourself because this is not going to stop.
‘And then all of a sudden…we were at a standstill on the grass,’ he said.
Passenger Mr Fell said the left side of the plane was ‘covered in mud’ following the landing.
‘Everybody was quite calm, there was no screaming or drama or anything like that.
‘It took us about an hour to get us off the plane because the emergency serviceskicked in to make sure that the plane was secure before they evacuated us.’
He added: ‘Great thanks to the airport – they worked really well to get people off the plane.’
Footage showed the plane being quickly surrounded by emergency vehicles, including three ambulances, as they worked to try and evacuate passengers.
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said there were no reported injuries and no fire. But all flights in and out of Leeds Bradford Airport were temporarily halted with some arrivals diverted to other airports including Manchester.
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