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Hebden Bridge Flood Pictures Reveal Northern Resilience As Clean Up Begins

29/12/2015 10:55 GMT | Updated 29/12/2015 11:59 GMT

As flooding continues to devastate vast areas of the north of England, locals have turned out to stick two fingers up at the disaster, proving that the swathes of water can't bring them down.

Broken communities have rallied together and shops have displayed poignant messages of hope amongst the sheer losses of property and homes.

One shop in Hebden Bridge - a badly effected Yorkshire town - summed up the spirit of northerners when it displayed a resilient message outside its shop window.

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A message of hope displayed outside a clothes shop in Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire

"We will recover. Savaged stock washed and ironed by us. We will be out front on dry days selling whatever is sellable until gone.

"It takes more than water to break us, it will be clean, It will be wearable, it will be cheap, thank you all," it read.

Meanwhile in Leeds, West Yorkshire, shops and locals have been providing essential supplies for those worst effected by the disaster.

One pay-as-you-feel cafe cried out to help those in need, on hand to provide warm clothing and much-needed food.

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Whilst other passionate helpers reached out, offering vital services and a pair of extra hands to clean up leftover debris and mud.

Meanwhile volunteers from One Nation, a local-focused charity group, can be seen visibly moved in a video of their efforts to help out the locals:

The emotion displayed in the clean-up will be hard-felt as despite the resilient efforts it could be more bad news for the north.

More rain has been forecast for the middle of the week and the Environment Agency (EA) has more than 25 severe flood warnings in place - meaning there is still a danger to life.

Rain is expected to hit the north of England on Wednesday with up to three inches (80mm) falling on high ground and potentially in excess of 4.7ins (120mm) in exposed locations - with most places seeing up to 1.5ins (40mm).

Some 500 military troops have been mobilised to aid emergency services, with another 1,000 on standby should the situation worsen.

The Met Office has issued yellow warnings for rain on Wednesday in North West England, North East England, Yorkshire and Humber, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Amber warnings for rain are in place for parts of Scotland on Wednesday too.

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