New flood alerts after heavy rain

First published in News

HEAVY rain which battered much of York and North and East Yorkshire over the weekend has led to a number of flood alerts issued by the Environment Agency.

The rising levels of the River Ouse led to warnings issued for St George’s Field, Rowntree Park, Bishopthorpe Marina, Kings Staith, Queens Staith, South Esplanade and New Walk in York, as well as properties surrounding the Naburn Lock.

The Weir Caravan Park at Stamford Bridge and properties at Kexby Bridge and Buttercrambe Mill near the River Derwent are also on flood alert - as are low-lying farms and properties in the upper Hull catchment, including Watton Carrs, Emmotland, Wansford, and Frodingham Bridge near the River Hull.

Meanwhile, the NHS has set up a temporary base in an East Yorkshire village hit by flooding caused by heavy rain.

As reported last week, about 40 properties in Burton Fleming have been flooded, 2,000 sandbags have been deployed to protect properties and five pumps are trying to stem the water, which is coming up from the ground and off Gypsey Race stream.

The NHS is organsing health assessments of residents and an emergency operation centre has been set up in the village hall.

More rain is forecast over coming days.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is also keeping an eye on the flooding situation elsewhere in the district with six pumps in operation, two at Stamford Bridge, two at Beverley and two at other locations. Buttercrambe bridge is closed.

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