Dramatic aerial pictures show scale of flooding caused by Storm Ciara as second weather warning issued

Aerial pictures show the scale of flooding in the rural Northumberland after a Sunderland family became trapped in deep floodwater on a country road.

Thursday, 13th February 2020, 2:38 pm
Updated Thursday, 13th February 2020, 2:38 pm
Emergency services were called to rescue the family

When Storm Ciara brought heavy rain and flash flooding to the region on Sunday, February 9, one Sunderland family found themselves stranded on a country road near Bellingham, Hexham.

Thankfully following rescue efforts by the emergency services, all four family members were brought to safety.

The extent of the flooding.

Now aerial pictures taken in the police helicopter show the extent of the flooding in the area.

It comes as a Storm Dennis is expected to hit the UK on Saturday, February 15.

The public is being warned that some disruption to travel is likely. The weather warning is in place from 10am on Saturday, February 15, to just before midnight on Sunday, February 16.

The helicopter landed in a nearby field

There is heavy rain forecast for the North East from 6pm on Saturday until around 9am on Sunday morning.

There are numerous weather warnings in place across the UK including an amber weather warning for rain in parts of North Yorkshire and Lancashire.

The warning urges the public to be aware of some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport as well as the possibility of short term loss of power.

The car became trapped in heavy floodwater