Residents in Greater Manchester have reacted to being evacuated from their homes in the middle of the night.
Around 2,000 properties in the East Didsbury, West Didsbury and Northenden areas of Manchester were due to be evacuated on Wednesday night because of rising water levels, the city council said.
Storm Christoph brought a day of heavy rain to the region with the Environment Agency issuing 'severe' threat to life warnings.
Residents were able to go to Wythenshawe Forum if they can't stay with friends or relatives.
Tyra Desir, 20, was evacuated from a hostel in Chorlton at about 5am on Thursday (January 21). She's been at the Forum since then.
"They were banging on everyone's door. It terrified me," she told the Manchester Evening News.
"We've been here since then. We've just been sat around in there waiting to find out what’s going on."
Another man, who was staying at the same hostel in Chorlton, said he was also woken up at 5am this morning and told to leave.
"We had a knock at the door and were just told we needed to go to a safe place because something was happening", he said.
He said inside the Forum there are chairs and tables and volunteers have provided people with tea, coffee and sandwiches.
"Now we're just waiting we don't know what's going happen. There were about 30 people in there this morning."
One resident in East Didsbury said she was advised to evacuate at 2am by a policewoman knocking on her door.
She said: "We were advised to evacuate at 2am by a policewoman knocking on our door but she said it was up to us and we could stay of we wished.
"Our neighbours all had confusing information as to whether we actually needed to go and were told they’d go round with sirens if it came to that.
"We then spoke to firemen at the end of the road who said stay put and monitor the situation which is what we decided to do as we have a cat and a toddler sleeping and didn't want to drag them out in the snow at night unless absolutely necessary.
"We're ok and thankfully our house is so far untouched. I'd say about 2/3 of people chose to go and a third of us stuck it out."
The MEN understands the the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson is going to be visiting parts of Greater Manchester today where residents have been evacuated.
The Environment Agency has still issued a number of flood alerts for parts of our region, meaning that flooding is possible in those areas and that residents should be prepared.
Four severe, 'danger to life' flood warnings also remain in place for the River Mersey at East Didsbury, River Mersey at West Didsbury and Northenden, River Bollin at Heatley and River Bollin and Agden Brook at Little Bollington.