The devastation caused by the flooding in various parts in Northern England has been overwhelming.

British troops were sent to the location by orders of Prime Minister David Cameron with the aim of helping residents and rescuers who have been struggling against the flood. The rising waters were brought about by the relentless rain during the past weeks.

The Prime Minister referred to the flood as 'unprecedented' and swore to do whatever it takes in order to keep the properties and people safe. He also promised to have calamity control systems and emergency plans reviewed since harsh weather conditions such as these have become frequent as of late. The flooding has already caused damage to major cities such as Manchester, Leeds and York.

The rain have been non-stop during the holidays which has caused rivers to overflow and waters to overwhelm the ground in Northern England, Wales and Scotland.

Although people have lost their homes with about 3,500 residences still at risk, it is fortunate that no serious injuries and casualties have been reported. 7,500 homes lost power in most parts of Lancashire and Manchester but workers are putting more effort in an attempt to restore power in such areas.

Despite extensive preparations and flood control systems were made for the past few years. According to Environment Secretary Liz Truss: 'In Lancashire, every single river was at a record high. In Yorkshire we have seen some rivers a meter [yard] higher than they have ever been before. Clearly, in the light of that, we will be reviewing our flood defenses.'

Thanks to weather warnings issued to hundreds of people in West Yorkshire and Lancashire, residents evacuated their homes the day before waters gushed in. It is estimated that the flooding will continue to impact nearby cities. Water in the streets are so high that rescue team have to resort to using boats to help people trapped in their homes submerged in high waters.