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A Look Back At Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough Stadium flood

Floods savaged many parts of Britain in June 2007. Incredible footage shows how the area around Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough stadium was affected.

Hillsborough Stadium flood

The River Don burst its banks during the infamous 2007 Sheffield floods. Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough Stadium pitch was heavily submerged as a result.

Significant rainfall meant water levels in the adjacent river were up to 15 feet higher than normal. Water streamed into the stadium before running back out and flooding Penistone Road North.

Our exclusive footage taken on 25 June 2007 shows the extent of the floods around the football club.

Incredible footage

Scenes show Penistone Road North under several feet of water, right beside the famous Sheffield Wednesday Kop. The River Don running by Hillsborough Stadium is captured as a violent torrent.

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Memories of Sheffield: 2007 Sheffield Floods and Flooding Around Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough Stadium // The Sheffield Guide

The Sheffield Guide takes a look back at the 2007 Sheffield Floods and the flooding around Sheffield Wednesday FC's Hillsborough Stadium in this special "Memories of Sheffield" short video.Like these different "Memories of Sheffield" videos? Let us know what you'd like to see in the comments…*NEW: Support The Sheffield Guide on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/sheffieldguideSUBSCRIBE ON YouTube FOR UPDATES! https://www.youtube.com/deejayoneukhub?sub_confirmation=1A series of floods ravaged many parts of the United Kingdom during the summer of 2007.June of 2007 was one of the wettest months on record in Britain.Rainfall across the country was more than double the June average. Some areas received a month’s worth of rain in just 24 hours.On 25th June 2007, the River Don topped its banks causing widespread flooding across Sheffield. Water levels in the River Don ran up to 15ft higher than normal.Parts of Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough Stadium ended up under 6ft of water from the adjacent river. The flooding caused the closure of the adjacent Penistone Road (A61) – a major route into Sheffield.Motorists ended up evacuating their cars whilst pedestrians in the area risked wading through deep, fast-flowing water or abandoning their journeys.Over 23,000 homes and more than 3,500 businesses were flooded across Yorkshire, with Sheffield hit particularly hard.���In other areas…Meadowhall shopping centre was also closed as the malls flooded, with some stores on the lower mall not reopening until late September.RAF helicopters were scrambled to rescue scores of people from buildings in the Brightside area.A 13-year-old boy was swept away by the swollen River Sheaf and a 68-year-old man died attempting to cross a flooded road in the city centre.Several cattle were washed away from farms, some were later found up to 3.5 miles downstream.Villagers in Catcliffe were evacuated after cracks appeared in the dam of the nearby Ulley Reservoir. Several junctions of the nearby M1 Motorway were closed as a precaution.#sheffield #sheffieldguide #memoriesofsheffield #sheffieldwednesday #swfc #hillsborough #sheffieldfloods #deejayoneSUBSCRIBE FOR UPDATES! https://www.youtube.com/deejayoneukhub?sub_confirmation=1- MY SOCIAL MEDIA – Website: http://www.deejayone.co.ukTwitter: http://www.twitter.com/deejayoneFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/deejayoneukInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/deejayone/Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/deejayoneukhub- MY VLOGGING GEAR – DJI Osmo Action: https://amzn.to/2KpNrLxiPhone X: http://amzn.to/2EiaPXaFilmic Pro: http://sheff.info/DJ1FilmicProZhiyun Smooth Q Stabiliser : http://amzn.to/2nQGQzjMacbook Pro 15" (Retina) – http://amzn.to/2H69i8gFIND MORE COOL STUFF HERE: http://amazon.co.uk/shop/deejayoneI would love it if you would give this video a thumbs up and subscribe to my channel here – https://sheff.info/DJ1YTSponsor my content/Become a member of the channel here:- https://www.youtube.com/deejayoneukhub/join*NEW: Support The Sheffield Guide on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/sheffieldguideOr, send me a PayPal donation here: – https://www.paypal.me/deejayone/Posted by The Sheffield Guide on Monday, 5 August 2019

Several moments document bridges by the club’s gates almost entirely filled to the brim by the bubbling river.

Motorists ended up evacuating their cars. Pedestrians navigating around the stadium were forced to either wade through deep, fast flowing water or abandon their journeys altogether.

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Flooded facilities

Many facilities were affected by the Hillsborough Stadium Flood. Areas including changing rooms, offices and the Owls Megastore were affected. Consequent repairs cost the club millions of pounds.

A marker indicating the level the floods reached can today be found beneath Sheffield Wednesday’s South Stand.

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