The River’s Ouse and Foss in York flooded riverside homes and business premises after heavy rain caused severe flooding in parts of the city on 27 December and which forced the evacuation of residents and visitors from homes and hotels. Heavy rain over the Christmas period has caused severe flooding in northern England with homes and businesses in Yorkshire and Lancashire evacuated as water levels continue to rise in many parts.

Emergency services including the Police, Fire Brigade, Mountain Rescue Teams, paramedics and soldiers from the 2 Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment assisted with the evacuation across the city.

I covered the floods on assignment for Getty Images and spent the day documenting the effects of the flooding on the city and the people who lived there…


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A story about unprecedented flooding affecting so many parts of the country was always going to bring high media interest and some of the pictures I shot appeared across various publications and websites around the world. Some of those publications I’m aware of are – in no particular order ; The Guardian, The Scotsman, The Belfast Telegraph, New York Times, International Business Times, BBC News, SKY News, Wales on Line, Irish Times, New York Daily News, Daily Express, The Independent, The Daily Telegraph, Buzzfeed, Bloomberg, MSN News, Mashable, Eco Blog, WVTM Alabama, Mail on Line, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, The Sun and ABC news.

A selection of how the pictures were used in print or online is below: Click the first pictures to open a gallery slideshow…

See more of my work on my website and blogs… HERE

Images copyright Ian Forsyth / Getty Images

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