Floods in Otterburn as River Rede bursts banksHomes and businesses in a Northumberland village have been flooded after the River Rede burst its banks. About 30 homes in the Otterburn, Newcastle upon Tyne, area were flooded, while many roads were left impassable. One clothes shop said it had lost £50,000 worth of stock after the village was hit in the early hours. The Environment Agency said there was a risk of flooding at the River Eden in Carlisle, Cumbria.
Otterburn Mill marketing officer Louise Shaw said: "It was a total shock and we are all very upset - the water got to about 2ft high. "The water has begun to subside but any stock that was low down has been destroyed - thousands of pounds' worth."
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Flood warnings amid forecast for further rainThere are warnings heavy rain across central and south-western Scotland could cause flooding and travel problems. The Scottish Environment Protection Agency has issued 10 flood alerts running through until 18:00.
A more serious flood warning is also in place for Arbroath. Train services are getting back to normal after heavy rain caused the temporary closure of the West Coast mainline between England and Scotland.
Services between Carlisle and Glasgow Central or Edinburgh have since resumed but passengers were warned their train might be delayed or cancelled. Problems remain between Glasgow and Oban, where the track was badly damaged during a week of heavy downpours.
It comes amid fresh Met Office warnings of rain and thunderstorms across the UK. Meteorologist Helen Roberts said: "It does look like remaining unsettled and changeable right through most of the next seven days." In Forfar, parts of the town's West High Street are under water and inaccessible to drivers and pedestrians.
Flood alerts remain in place for Dumfries and Galloway, and in the Scottish Borders where flash floods forced road closures in Earlston. On Saturday, a landslide resulted in the closure of the A7 south of Langholm. The road has since reopened .Residents in Castle Douglas were forced to use sandbags to keep flood water out of their homes. Up to three inches of rain fell in some parts of the region during 12 hours of downpours.