In the latest slew of brutal weather to hit Yorkshire, Storm Franklin’s increased rainfall and melting snow from Storm Eunice have seen river levels rise rapidly across the county.
As a result, many drains throughout the region have been clogging, with rivers such as the River Calder and River Holme already bursting their banks and causing chaos for local businesses and homeowners.
The torrential rains have also been responsible for a number of stranded vehicles and also a number of landslides in West Yorkshire.
In light of the treacherous weather and unrelenting downpours, the Environment Agency has now raised the threat level of a number of “flood alerts” to “flood warnings”, meaning that flooding is now expected, rather than possible and that people should “act now” to safeguard property and keep safe.
The full list of complete flood warnings is as follows
(click on the link for the local Environmental Agency report)
In addition to the warnings currently in place, a further 44 flood alerts are also in place across Yorkshire, that mean possible flooding may soon take place.
The list of alerts is as follows
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