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In northern England, widespread flooding cause heavy damage but few deaths.

Floods in Salford, Lancashire in northern England, November 15, 1866, artist's impression.
11/15/1866 to 11/16/1866

Three days of continuous torrents of rain swelled the banks of the rivers Irwell, Irk, and Medlock in the Manchester region of Lancashire in England and severe flooding took place on this day. In some of the worst floods in recent memory, up to the highest arch in the new bridge in Salford, on the edge of the city, where 1,414 homes were indundated. Neighboring Yorkshire also suffered.  (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

"Chronicle," The Annual Register: A Review of Public Events at Home and Abroard for the Year 1866 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1867), 175.

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