These dramatic pictures sent in to the BBC by photographer Mike Dean show a man being rescued from his sinking car.
The man who was trapped in his car as floods struck struck, was rescued by Merseyside firefighters.
Heavy rain and thunderstorms flooded many areas which damaged properties, cars and local businesses on Friday.
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The incident was said to have taken outside St Helens Rugby Club and fighters say the man was unharmed.
Merseyside firefighters were also called out to a home on Wirral on Friday that was struck by lightning.