Floods in West Yorkshire

Parts of West Yorkshire are in chaos after flooding - including Hebden Bridge, Todmorden and Walsden.

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Video: Clean up operation after Walsden floods

One week on from the floods in Walsden and landscape gardener Richard Mountain is moving out of his home. It was devastated in last week's downpour and he expects to be in rented accommodation for up to nine months. His big fear he says is will he be able to get insurance when he moves back in?

Richard Mountain is moving out of his home Credit: Calendar
Seven days on the floods clear up in Walsden goes on Credit: Calendar


Pictures: Floods clear-up in Calder Valley

Officials from the Environment Agency inspect damage to a bridge over the River Calder in Todmorden.It was partly washed away in the floods. Credit: Calendar
An all too familiar scene in the Calder Valley. Carpets and furniture ruined by flooding outside homes in Lock Street in Todmorden. Credit: Calendar
The floods smashed away part of this flood wall protecting homes over the River Calder in Todmorden. Credit: Calendar


Sunshine from Spain to replace torrential downpours

Sunshine is expected to replace the heavy rain which led to flash flooding Credit: PA

The heavy rain that saw flash flooding cause devastation in a West Yorkshire village is expected to be replaced by hot weather from Spain in the coming days, with temperatures exceeding 30C.

The village of Walsden, near Todmorden, West Yorkshire, was hit by up to 18in of water on Monday night after extremely heavy rainfall. The flood water poured from a culvert and down a side street, ripping huge chunks out of the road surface and destroying the road.

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