Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits a flood alleviation bowl and golf course which acts as a flood plain in Didsbury, Manchester.
RESCUE teams have worked tirelessly over the last 24 hours saving drivers from their cars as Storm Christoph turned roads into rivers.
Almost 300 flood alerts have been issued across the UK with the Met Office issuing an Amber warning for rain today.
Weather warnings for heavy rain are in force across the country, and the unsettled conditions could also bring significant flooding, high winds and snowfall as the storm engulfs the country through the middle of the week.
Storm Christoph wreaked havoc overnight and this morning with heavy winds causing one lorry on the A62 to tip onto its side in the strong winds.
The accident led to several road closures.
Floodwaters have already risen in parts of the country, with a motorist pictured stranded in Leicester, and workmen in York preparing flood defences on Tuesday morning near the city's River Ouse.
Last night a supermarket delivery driver was rescued from the top of his van after it was swept away while apparently crossing a ford.
He was trapped in the River Wear at Westgate, County Durham, at around 5pm on Tuesday, in the dark, surrounded by the fast-flowing water which was swollen with snowmelt.
Water specialists from Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service braved the river in a raft attached to a nearby footbridge and gave the man a life jacket.
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