Residents use a canoe to paddle to a property through floodwaters from the rivers Foss and Ouse, after they burst their banks in York, northern England

A woman is taken to safety in a dinghy by members of the emergency services, after homes were affected by floodwaters in streets close to The River Foss after it burst it's banks in York, northern England

A family rescued from their flooded home by a mountain rescue team in York city centre, Britain

A woman is lifted into a dinghy by members of the emergency services, after homes were affected by floodwaters in streets close to The River Foss after it burst it's banks in York, northern England