THE Met Office is forecasting more heavy rain for areas still recovering from Monday's deluge.
The Met Office is predicting heavy showers today, Saturday, Sunday and into Monday.
Areas worst affected by Monday's floods included:
* TATTENHALL, where homes were evacuated when it looked as though the mill pond would burst its banks.
* ASHTON HAYES roads were knee-deep in water.
* MICKLE TRAFFORD couple Bill and Sheila Smith, of Manor Farm Close, saw their dream home wrecked by flooding causing £60,000-£80,000 damage.
* TILSTON CE Primary, near Malpas, gave 90 pupils the afternoon off because roads were flooded.
Among major roads made impassible were the A41 between the Broxton roundabout and Dragonhall and the A51 at Calveley as far as the A49.
A number of streams broke their banks and the county council responded by providing sandbags to residents.
Floods cause chaos
A FAMILY saw their dream home devastated by flood waters, with the damage estimated at up to £80,000.
Bill and Sheila Smith and their two teenage daughters faced a huge clean-up after the downstairs of their Manor Farm Close home in Mickle Trafford was swamped with six inches of water.
Monday's torrential rain caused a large pool of water on top of building works on a neighbour's plot to overflow into their garden and house.
Mrs Smith returned home to discover the rising waters about 4pm - and found her pet dog just about keeping her head above two feet of water within its run.
Carpets, sofas, a stereo, a TV, a computer, a piano, the plasterwork, skirting boards and wooden floors were all wrecked. Fortunately, everything is insured. The next door neighbours' garage was also flooded.
Chester fire crews stayed until midnight helping to divert the water to a nearby drain.
Mr Smith, 49, a company director, who has daughters Stephanie, 17, and Rebecca, 15, said: 'This is our dream home. We spent about £150,000 getting it just the way we wanted it and to put this right will probably cost between £60,000 and £80,000.'
Mr Smith said the games room had only just been renovated following a leak from a boiler but the new sofa would have to be replaced. He said his wife had been left distraught by what had happened and is asking the Environment Agency to carry out an investigation.
'It's no good putting it right only for it to happen again,' he said. 'They need to investigate where this is emanating from.'
Meanwhile, 12 households in Tattenhall were evacuated to the Barbour Institute when it looked as though the mill pond may burst its banks, despite an overflow having been installed following floods in 2000.
Householder David Layfield, of Old Mill Place, said: 'We are alarmed the pond has yet again reached the point where there could have been a flood. Let's hope some thought can be given to prevention, which is better than cure.'
City councillor Carol Weaver (Con, Tattenhall) said: 'I would not have built these houses here.'
Streets in Ashton Hayes were also flooded, including the appropriately named Duck Lane, along with Pentre Lane and Church Road.
Cllr Andrew Garman (Lib Dem, Kelsall) said the flooding was 'not a surprise' because his predecessor Tony Castle had discovered a culvert was partially collapsed. Remedial work was planned but had not yet received final approval.
Flooding caused chaos between Plough Lane and the Quarry Lane junction in Christleton with residents concerned a scheme carried out 18 months ago had failed to work.
Other floods happened on the A41 between the Broxton roundabout and Dragonhall; on the A51 to the A49 at Calveley; on the A483 Wrexham Road near The King's School; on Lache Lane, near Chester; on Seahill Road, Saughall; on Salters Lane, Picton; and on Wicker Lane, Guilden Sutton. A car became stuck in Shocklach, blocking the road. Trees came down on the A540 Parkgate Road in Chester and Pearl Lane in Vicars Cross.
Pupils sent home as schools hit
ROAD closures, homes without power, schools closed or without electricity, streams and watercourses bursting their banks.
All part of a day's work for Cheshire County Council on one of the wettest days of the last decade.
Low-lying areas around the River Gowy, including parts of Frodsham, were on flood watch on Monday.
And in Vale Royal, a number of streams broke their banks. The county council responded by providing sandbags.
Although the wet weather reduced as the day went on, the problems facing the council's highways engineers increased as the run-off inundated roads.
At Tilston Parochial CE Primary near Malpas, 90 pupils were given the afternoon off as roads were flooded and obstructed by abandoned vehicles.
Acresfield Primary School, Upton-by-Chester, with 168 pupils, was forced to close after a failure of its sewage and drainage systems.
County officers received a severe weather warning from the Met Office at 7.12am on Monday.
Chief engineer Kevin Carroll said: 'Incidents which have a direct bearing on highway safety were afforded a higher priority than other calls.'