Five years after flooding devastated Darfield, heavy rain has again caused misery and fear in the village's residents.
Stonyford Road in Low Valley saw some of the worst flooding in the area on Friday, with back gardens still resembling swimming pools full of brown water on Monday.
Diane Clarke, 50, of Station Road, Low Valley, is on tenterhooks every time it rains. "We're sick of it. We are stuck in this house because we can't sell it. When it starts raining and you know for a fact it's coming you cannot sleep."
Aldham House Bridge in Wombwell was closed as water enveloped the old garage and twelve people had to be ferried to safety by firefighters at about 9.45pm when they became trapped.
Wombwell road closures also occurred in on Pitt Lane, Bradberry Balk Lane, Windmill Lane and Smithy Bridge Lane in Hemingfield. Firefighters attended Station Road on Saturday morning to pump away standing water.
Stonyford Road was closed by police until 3.30am as about 100 residents pitched in to help line the river Dove with flood bags and sandbags throughout Friday afternoon and into the night.
One volunteer in his 50s was swept away as the bank broke and took down a row of concrete fencing but was quickly saved by his son.
Many residents lost thousands of pounds worth of property from their garages and gardens, including electrical appliances, fruit and vegetable plants and even animals such as chickens.
Most are covered through high insurance premiums though one resident said he will not be claiming because of a £5,000 excess on his scheme. Another said he had switched insurance companies in March only to be told on Monday morning he had not in fact been covered.
Michael Dugher, MP for Barnsley East, said he had written to the government on the subject of flood insurance. More in Friday's Wombwell edition.
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