Seven severe flood warnings remain in place in South Yorkshire in areas along the River Don, with a potential danger to life.
Forty-one further warnings requiring immediate action were also in place as water levels remained high in flooded communities and travel continued to be disrupted.
Hundreds of homes were flooded in the village of Fishlake, which was cut off by water from the Don. Many parts of the village are under almost a metre (3ft) of water and only accessible by boat or tractor. About half of the 700 residents were forced to evacuate.
In the UK floods have been declared a yellow alarm. The government has sent troops and helicopters to the disaster zone.