Greater Manchester has been on flood alert after torrential rain throughout the night.
Rivers across the region burst their banks with many roads closed.
Homes were evacuated and thousands of people have been left without power.
KEY EVENTS SO FAR
- 2 MINS AGOFlood warnings withdrawn
- 1 HOUR AGO10 flood warnings lifted
- 2 HOURS AGOOver 7,000 properties still without power in Greater Manches…
- 2 HOURS AGO5,000 homes still without power
- 2 HOURS AGOSunday morning update – flood warnings still in place.
- Residents have told how they are lucky to be alive after flooding caused a landmark 200-year-old pub to collapse into a swollen river.The Waterside, which straddles a bridge over the River Irwell in Sumerseat near Bury, collapsed into the water at 9.12am on Boxing Day, sending beer barrels and other debris crashing down the river.
Amazing footage from the scene shows how its floor and much of the rest of the building had disappeared.
No-one was inside the two-storey disused pub at the time but Adrian Costello, 32, was about to walk across the bridge when he saw the building come down.
Adrian, an outsource operations manager who lives in The Spinnings apartment block beside the pub, told the M.E.N: “I was walking into the car park at The Spinnings and heard a loud crumbling and crashing sound.
- The Waterside pub in Summerseat which collapsed in the floods