As of 21 January 2021, widespread flooding continues across parts of England and Wales following heavy rains that accompanied a powerful storm and is forcing the evacuation of thousands of homes and businesses. In Greater Manchester, approximately 2,000 buildings were evacuated in the East Didsbury, West Didsbury and Northenden areas on the night of 20 January due to rising water levels in the River Mersey. Officials also advised residents in the town of Maghull, located in Merseyside county, to evacuate their properties due to severe flood warnings. Meanwhile, in Wales, the flooding forced the evacuation of residents in the northern towns of Ruthin and Bangor-on-Dee in the early hours of 21 January. Train services have been severely disrupted in Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside; however, there have been no reports of significant injuries or deaths so far. Meteorologists forecast additional heavy rains in the region next week, which will likely cause further flooding and disruptions.