Narrow escape for many as flash flooding hits region - SAT UPDATE - YOUR PICTURES

The scene in Tadcaster on Friday night, captured by local resident Jacob Smyth

The scene in Tadcaster on Friday night, captured by local resident Jacob Smyth

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FLASH flooding hit much of the region as torrential rain battered Yorkshire - and the Met Office is warning of the same to come on Sunday.

Firefighters were called to around 70 flooding incidents between 7.07pm and 10.30pm on Friday, mostly in York, Selby and Tadcaster as two inches or 50 mm fell between noon and midnight.

Nobody had to be rescued but 12 appliances were kept busy around the region, pumping water away to save houses.

Police urged drivers to take care and warned them not to ignore road closure signs. There were several accidents but none serious, say police.

The Met Office today repeated its yellow weather warning for tomorrow, forecasting heavy rain of again up to 50 mm or two inches in places.

York had been hit by a torrential downpour around noon on Friday, which overwhelmed many drains and led to flash flooding in some roads, and there were several hours of very heavy rain again on Friday night.

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Readers have since sent many more pictures of flooding during the day and evening.

Paul Johnson sent this picture from Poppleton. He said the drains were inundated.

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Liza Bradley took this picture of Jacob Bradley in Reighton Ave, Rawcliffe:

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Lauren Porter took this picture outside The Park Inn Hotel in North Street, York:

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Vicky Hill sent took this picture in South Milford:

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The emergency services were praised on twitter for their response. One twitter user, @yorkslass99, wrote: "Fire and rescue saved my bacon tonight. House came within an inch of flooding. My heros x"

The Environment Agency issued flood alerts for parts of Ryedale affected by the heavy downpours and thunderstorm.

Sinnington near Pickering was twice on alert - with a flood warning for the small River Seven which was expected to rise by 1.75 metres overnight by 3am and a flood alert for the River Rye which could reach 1.5 metres.

Pickering was also placed on flood alert with the River Rye there expected to reach 0.5 metres above normal.

Trina Warriner sent in this picture of Front Street, Acomb, earlier in the day:

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Another reader sent this picture, showing the driving conditions in Rawcliffe Lane:

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Judith Walker sent this picture from Clifton Green during the afternoon:York Press:

Sam Lea said the garden of his bungalow had been flooded and said there was already ten inches of water in the 19-inch void between his floors and the ground level.

The Waggon and Horses pub in Lawrence Street had to close when its cellar flooded. Staff tweeted that £2,000 of beer was floating around in water that had risen through their drains.

Oon Friday, before the latest burst of bad weather, The Press revealead a crucial report on dealing with flooding in York had now been postponed four times. 

In 2012, the city council cabinet was told genereations of underinvestment and neglect had left the city's drains unable to cope with even minor flooding, and £5 million would be needed to bring them up to the desired standard.

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