The Selby district has been affected by significant flooding in the past, most recently at the end of 2015. That's why it's important to be as prepared as possible.
We hold a small number of sandbags in case of flooding. If it floods, we give these out to those most in need first. This can include elderly residents or to be used to protect important community facilities. During the most severe flooding we distribute sandbags to central places within affected areas. People living in these areas can then decide how best to use them in their community.
It's not just flooding that can cause problems during the winter months. You can get advice on travel and staying well during the winter months.