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Whaley Bridge flooding – live: ’50-50′ chance of dam collapse as emergency workers battle to drain water from reservoir after thousands evacuated

An RAF helicopter has been drafted in to repair a dam amid fears it could collapse in what police have called an “unprecedented, fast-moving, emergency situation”. Over one thousand people have been evacuated from Whaley Bridge as the future of the reservoir wall next to the Derbyshire town remains “in the balance”.  …

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Whaley Bridge dam emergency – live: Reservoir wall at ‘high risk’ of collapse as entire town near Manchester evacuated amid major flood fears

An evacuation of Whaley Bridge has now been launched. Police have released a statement saying: “Whaley Bridge is being evacuated due to the ongoing situation at Toddbrook Reservoir.“If you are being asked to leave your home then please attend Chapel High School, Long Lane, Chapel-en-le-Frith, High Peak, SK23 0TQ, where …

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