GALLERY: Ely Cathedral is flooded as freak weather hits the region

17:07 11 August 2014

 Ely Cathedral,Flood. reader picture by: Julie Ellison

Ely Cathedral,Flood. reader picture by: Julie Ellison

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Hurricane Bertha took its toll when heavy wind and rain caused a flash flood inside Ely Cathedral.

The freak weather sent shoppers and tourists dashing for cover inside the cathedral building and the city’s shops.

As rain sliced the streets outside a mini flood developed inside the cathedral around lunchtime on Friday.

Cambridgeshire was one of the regions in the UK hit by extreme weather that left people reeling.

In the Fens homeowners and businesses wait for insurance company news on the level of cover for their flood-hit properties after sewage-soaked water caused thousands of pounds worth of damage.

 Ely Cathedral,Flood. reader picture by: Julie Ellison Ely Cathedral,Flood. reader picture by: Julie Ellison

Holidaymaker Julie Ellison, of Preston, photographed the flood during a visit to the city and sent thhe pictures to the Ely Standard.

She said: “I hope the tide has turned for Ely Cathedral and its parish has managed to weather the storm!”

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