Workers from a taxi firm leave via the rear exit of a neighbouring wine bar. In northern England two rivers, Foss and Ouse, burst their banks, so the men will have to carry their tea through the floodwaters. The flood damaged Leeds and Manchester, but most of all it affected the historic city of York. About 1000 people were evacuated. British Prime Minister David Cameron visited the flood-hit areas to see the damage for himself. He called this flood unprecedented. Euronews reports that the flood was caused by continuous rain, which according to the experts was caused by weather anomalies in the western part of the Pacific region. This region has also been experiencing more frequent rain recently. This may be caused by faster than before melting of the Arctic ice.

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