Rotherham council have requested people STOP donating items to flood survivors in Sheffield after they’ve run out of room to store donations after Storm Babet hit Yorkshire.

People have been donating clothes, food and many other important items to help but there is now no more storage room at the Catcliffe Memorial Hall.

In a press release, the Rotherham Council said: “We are grateful for the compassion shown by residents wanting to help with donations of dry clothes and other goods.

“We are working with partners on any community-led response to see what people want before we encourage people to donate.”

The storm saw twice the average monthly rainfall in 36 hours across parts of Yorkshire, with 250 properties in Catcliffe evacuated.

A rest centre has been established at Catcliffe Memorial Hall and opened at 9 AM today. 

Citizens Advice Rotherham, RotherFed and Voluntary Action Rotherham will be in attendance to offer support to residents who have been affected by the flooding. Council officers will also be on hand to provide support to residents.

Rain is set to continue throughout the week and flood warnings are still in place around the Rotherham and Sheffield area.

Warnings have been placed at the River Rother in Catcliffe and the River Rother in Treeton. 

Poplar Way and Main Street in Catcliffe and Steadforld Lane in Thurcroft also remain closed due to the flooding.

To search for more flood warnings in your area, and what to do if you are a victim, advice is available at the GOV.UK website.

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