Padiham residents watched in horror as the banks of the River Calder bursts banks and flooded into the town centre.
The water was at least three feet deep in the town centre which became impassable for vehicles.
Hairdresser Jodie Forrest,who was on the scene when the flooding happened said: “I have never seen anything like this before in Padiham. “The water was up to my knees, the town centre was a river.’’
Jodie works at Vanilla hair salon in Burnley Road which was badly affected by the flooding.
Jodie added: “Once news spread about how bad it was people turned out to help each other, that’s the Padiham community for you.’
Thanks to Adrian Burkinshaw for sending in this video.