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Floodwaters recede - roads open
Skips and sandbags reflect the damage of the last week as residents in Warrengate Road continue to count the cost of the October floods.
All roads were re-opened during the week and the level of Mimmshall Brook had reduced to near normal by Saturday morning November 4. However there are forecasts of more rain ahead.
Many residents living along Warrengate road have piled sandbags against their doors and drives. Others have been busy ripping out damaged carpets, furniture and other personal items.
Some had been forced to moved into upstairs rooms last week, others left the area to stay with friends and relatives as Mimmshall Brook broke its banks following some of the worst weather to hit the south of England since the storms of 1987.
The banks of the brook now show all the signs of heavy flooding having been turned brown by the muddy waters. Riverside bushes have been flattened by the waters.
Bradmore Lane, which itself became a river early last week, is now dry but there is clear evidence of the damage to bushes and trees either side.
Click here for a picture gallery of the flooding.
Full details of the flooding in England and across Europe go to CNN.com Europe.
November 4, 2000 - Updated November 6, 2000
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