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Gales and floods hit Yorkshire

The flooded River Ouse, York Photo: ITV Yorkshire

Gale-force winds have battered Yorkshire following days of heavy rain which have left parts of the region under water. In Harrogate, the gable end of a block of flats partially collapsed on Saturday evening. 12 residents had to be moved from the four-storey building in Park View, in the town centre, as fire crews and engineers carried out safety inspections. Fire crews say the collapse was caused by "weathering." After inspections, all but the top floor residents were allowed home.

Tree blown over by strong winds in Harrogate, North Yorkshire Credit: Courtesy PCSO James Skaith @PCSO_5391

Wind speeds peaked between 7am - 8am on Sunday morning and are expected to fall throughout the day.

  • Church Fenton Mean speeds of 38mph. Gusts to 53mph.
  • Emley Moor Mean Speeds of 36mph. Gusts to 51.
  • Leeming Mean speeds of 37mph. Gusts to 56mph.

Meanwhile, 12 flood warnings have been issued by the Environment Agency for North and East Yorkshire. The flood warnings are for the Ouse, Swale, Nidd, Ure, Derwent, River Hull and Holderness Drain.