The Environment Agency, North Yorkshire County Council and Selby District Council are continuing to work 24/7 to help people and places affected by flooding in the Selby district.
Water levels are now falling, but more rain is forecast for the weekend. Whilst at this stage there is no indication that this will cause particular concerns, with such high rivers already all the agencies involved will continue to work together to monitor the situation.
The response has been coordinated through the North Yorkshire Local Resilience Forum. Chair of the Forum and North Yorkshire County Council Chief Executive, Richard Flinton, explained, “It’s important people remain vigilant over the next few days. Water levels are still extremely high, some properties in the Hirst Courtney area remain flooded and some major roads remain closed”.
“We’ll continue to work together to help people affected and to get communities back up and running.”
It’s important for people not to walk or drive through flood water. It can be extremely dangerous. Just a few inches of water can knock you off your feet. You can't see any hazards in the flood water, for example manhole covers often come unstuck during flooding. Flood water can also be contaminated.