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British soldiers helped evacuate hundreds of people from rising floodwaters in the historic city of York Sunday, after heavy rainfall inundated towns and cities across northern England.Some 100 soldiers were also helping emergency services in the hardest hit areas of West Yorkshire, including Leeds, police said, after the region suffered its worst flooding in 70 years.Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss said that while the worst of the rainfall had passed, there was still potential for further flooding.Accountancy firm PwC said the economic loss from the floods could be between 900 million and 1.3 billion pounds ($1.3-1.9 billion), with the insurance industry bearing between 700 million to 1 billion pounds of the total.
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